We’re nearing the end of this trip back home and I’m starting to reflect on it all. I got really sick in LA and it bled into our time here in Hawai’i. Now Linc is sick. The nights have been long with him waking multiple times, crying. Nasal aspirators, tissues, saline sprays, calpol.
I woke this morning before sunrise in our new apartment rental and we walked to the park to let Linc walk in the grass. He is fully walking now. He picks up tree leaves and long pam leaves and weilds them like a sword. I miss living here. Miss the humid, lazy winter breeze. I miss my family and the ease of being able to do simple things with them, like going grocery shopping or eating out in a restaurant. Life here is easy and so humbling.
Tomorrow is New Years Eve. Another year on earth. I feel very fortunate to have the life I have. I find myself complaining a lot about the smallest things, but then I try to remind myself of how hard it was just a year ago. Remind myself that it could be a lot harder. That we’re lucky. We have each other and that alone is a gift.
Hawai’i always brings me back to what’s important in life. Family. Friends. Love. Being together. Simple pleasures. Time. Nature.
Life really doesn’t have to be so complicated. One of my resolutions for next year is to live simply. To try and remember what is most important and be happy and grateful. The other one is to live a healthier life. It would be nice to lose the baby weight I’ve put on, yes, but I would love to be and feel healthier. And that’s it.
Just a little reflection :).