I know, I know… my job is awesome! And while I know it looks all glamorous and amazing from the outside, believe it or not, there are days when I think I might want to do something else. Sometimes it’s good to take a moment to step back and reevaluate things, not only with work, but with life in general.
As I said in a previous post, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately and needed something to break me out of it. Lucky for me, I get to take a “mini vacation” whenever I have a layover in Hawaii. And while most of our layovers there are only 24 hours, every once in a while, the stars will align, and I will be blessed with a full 48 hours there! That’s exactly what happened to me this week when I was fortunate enough to “work” to the beautiful island of Kona, Hawaii!
After flying a busy, full plane from Vancouver to Kona, I was ready to relax. Mentally and physically, I’ve been exhausted lately! Although I will gladly take one day in paradise over no days in paradise, it was hard to wrap my head around the fact that I had a full TWO days there to do as I pleased! After the long flight, myself and my crew were ready to start relaxing STAT so we had a late night dip in the hot tub! A great way to start the mini holiday!
Because I usually only have 24 hours in Hawaii, I tend to wake up super early to make the most of every minute. This time though, I was definitely on island time! I slept in and it was glorious! My friend and I took a drive through the lava fields to reach a picturesque, quiet beach and it was so nice to just relax in the hammock and take a dip in the ocean.
After a few hours relaxing at the stunning beach, we rushed back to find a perfect place to watch the sunset. And while all sunsets in Hawaii are beautiful, I feel as though this night it was particularly spectacular (just for me of course!)
After watching the sky turn all the colors of the rainbow, it was time for dinner (and drinks) at Lava Lava Beach Club. It’s such a cool restaurant right on the beach complete with tiki torches and live music! I had the edamame and the standing Ahi nachos and both were unreal!
The real treat though was the Lava Lava Flow on the rocks! Strawberries, banana, coconut cream and Flora De Caña rum… ummm yes please!
On the second day, again I just took it easy and you know what, it was delightful! Slept in, had breakfast and walked around all the cute little shops, including of course, my favourite, Mahina. I laid by the pool, relaxed some more, illegally took a photo in a waterfall… you know… the usual!
And just like that, it was over and it was time to get ready to head home. I may not have done anything overly exciting, but it was exactly what I needed! I came home feeling refreshed, reenergized and with a new appreciation for my amazing job!
Have you guys ever been to Hawaii? What’s your favourite island to visit?