Day 291 – Headed to Oahu


Oh darn right?   I’m going to house-sit and dog-sit for the month of July in Hawaii. I have rented  my convertible and I’m set.

This will be my first vacation where I don’t know a soul where I am visiting. I will truly be anonymous.  I only know the women that I’m house-sitting for through emails.   My sister hooked me up. It’s great to be a teacher and to have all this time.
        It should be exciting right?  Then why am I a wreak?  There are so many possibilities for this time.  I don’t want to waste this opportunity. I’m nervous that I’m just going to let the time pass and not have anything to show for it.  I  have already been on vacation for about 45 days and I really don’t have any real measurable goals accomplished.  I have 53 more days of this summer break and 12 weeks until my 1st Blogoversary.   I want to get out of this rut that I’m in and make some real progress.
        I know whoa-is-me, right?  I have to go and figure all of this out in Hawaii.  Well this trip feels like a real pinnacle point in this journey.      
       Will I rise up and accept this opportunity?     What will be the result?      What will I have to show for this time?
                  Oh Lord help me.


  1. Shelli. I do understand your concern. I do. That desire to be a good steward of your time is admirable.

    BUT, if all you accomplish is a month of relaxed contemplation and peace in the presence of God–it is enough.

    You will accomplish more than that. you will. But living in Hawaii for a month, enjoying the ocean and the breeze, being anonymous to the world and present with God–don’t waste that with efficient plans and high demands. Live in that moment.

    You can do that without gaining a pound. If you do that, you will gain a refreshed soul, a relaxed mind and a rested body.

    God will meet you in Hawaii. You ahd Him in paradise on earth. ENJOY IT!!!

    • Thank you Deb.

      Your words touched my heart.
      Exactly what I needed.

  2. Shelli, Go boldly! Enjoy the time, fresh air, sunshine and sea… and a chance for a new setting to really make strides forward:) You are worth it!

  3. I hope you have a wonderful time, Shelli, whatever plans you decide on. I’m sure it will be a special time. And take lots of pics! 🙂

  4. Writing this post has relieved some anxiety. Deb, Judy B and Loretta your comments have calmed my heart. I’m actually now allowing myself to get excited.

    I also had some comic relief when I told a friend my plans. He immediately began to teasing me about my good fortune. What an incredible opportunity to regroup and refocus in paradise.

    I think I’m going to walk the spots off of Solomon the dalmatian.

  5. Enjoy yourself, take care of your self and have fun!

  6. […] about wasting my time in Hawaii that I didn’t allow myself to get excited about the trip. (See post) I didn’t want the time to go by and to have nothing to show for it. Shear determination led […]

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