I’m on the last leg of my crazy two week coast to coast travel. In 4 days, I’ve visited five different airports and have traveled over 10,000 miles. I’m convinced that it is about the destination. Forget the journey. Get me to my destination is all I could think about while going in and out of airports, air conditioned cabs, hotels, and planes.
I’m back in Maui for a week to scout out some possible retreat centers that I will be hosting this summer. I came here with no expectations and literally no place to stay because first order of business when I landed was FOOD!
Then it was find a place to sleep for the next week. I bought my camping gear and planned on camping a few days and staying a night at each of the possible retreat places… cause I just have to make sure it’s safe and clean for my students right? ;)
Well it’s a beautiful thing when you come with no expectations and literally no plans because every thing does work out… perfectly. Within an hour of sitting at an outdoor cafe, I made camping reservations and retreat reservations all in the order that it was meant to be in. Best of all, I had two nights left of no accommodations and was gonna plan on just roughing it wherever I was that night. I got a call from Lumeria, a new retreat center up in upcountry Makawao that was only 10 mins from where I was sitting at the cafe. I was immediately invited to come check it out and at the end of the tour, they offered for me to stay for the two nights I didn’t have a place to sleep. Poor me right?
The last week has quite an adventure of unexpected outcomes and I am reminded again that I am exactly where I need to be at exactly the right time and everything is perfect just the way it is. Here’s a reminder that life’s a beach… this is my mantra for the next week.
Life’s a beach when you
1. aren’t afraid to sing out loud
2. smile so big that the other person can’t help but smile back
3. you’re eating your favorite scoop of ice cream
4. can laugh until you tear up
5. can laugh even more until your abs hurt the next day
6. keep learning new things
7. surround yourself with positive people and spread love to those who aren’t so positive
8. count your blessings…
It also helps when your view looks like:
My home for the next week:
Coast to coast travel sucks, but feeling blessed indeed.
Where does your travels take you this year?