I have never felt more immediately welcomed and loved into a home, or group of friends than with you guys.
As my plane left, I felt a tear fall down my face. “What the hell is this?” I thought to myself. “You barely spent a week here!”…I cried more than once during my 19 hour journey back “home” (and trust me, this IS NOT a bodily function that I’m particularly familiar with), but it wasn’t just for the place I was leaving (now don’t get me wrong, there was at least once good tear in there for the beautiful island), but mainly for the beautiful humans I was parting with so soon. Over the past year (longer to be honest) I have struggled so much with questioning the details of my life; my career choices/the city that I live in/where I’ll be in a year, and what I’ll be doing, etc. If I have learned anything from this wonderful experience with all of you, it is to simply do what brings me joy. Whether it’s a simple immediate choice, or a journey that you need to trek, simply do what, go where, and be with the people that bring you joy. All the rest will fall into place along the way. I’m so lucky to have crossed paths with you friends, it’s exactly what my heart needed in this moment. All I can do is send so much love and light to everyone that shared Maui with me over the past week.
Here a just a few “thank you’s”
Thank you for extending an invitation! Thank you for joining me on another journey:)
Thank you for letting me stop and take in the views!…and stop again…and again!
Thank you for Shaved ICE!
Thank you for nude beaches and drum circles.
Thank you for snorkeling, parrot fish, and lots of aloe vera.
Thanks for the wonderful Road to Hana 🙂
Thanks for taking me on a Luau date!
Thanks for introducing me to these amazingly wonderful creatures!
Thanks for last minute bike rides to the beach!
Thanks for sunsets!
It’s not goodbye, it’s see ya later! All my light and love Maui Friends!
Love, Shelbylynn (said as one southern blurr of a sound). XOXOXO