feeling out of place in paradise

I have a confession.

I left the house this morning without makeup on and without doing my hair. I was hideous looking to say the least.

But here in Hawaii, I've found such a lack of emphasis on appearance. It's quite liberating. Yet I still feel a bit out of place. I can't remember the last time I showed up in public feeling so carefree.

And since I decided Amara and I would go the no-itinerary-no-plans route, we're actually taking the morning off. She and I are hanging out at Aunt2Amara's house for a few hours. This laissez faire attitude is very out of character for a Mom2Amara in holiday mode.

Ever since I can remember, I have always been on the go. Grandma2Amara was notorious for waking us up at 6 a.m. so we could have an early breakfast and then rush off to the amusement park, local landmark, etc. And it was always rush, rush, rush.

But I like it. And it's given me a chance to breathe and actually take a picture of the gorgeous leis Aunt2Amara gave us upon our arrival!


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  1. I'm soooooo jealous. But I have to admit I would be very self concious hitting the beach with a bikini with my OUTIE!


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