Saturday, June 22, 2013

Aloha (means hello and goodbye)

Well, it's my last day in Hawaii, probably for several years. And I'm going to spend it going to the beach and I'm not even going to put on sunscreen, dammit. (I have actually been very diligent about sunscreen this trip). And maybe I'll read some of my book, or maybe I'll fall asleep listening to This American Life. Either way I win. When I overheat, I'll get in the ocean, because I actually love swimming in the ocean. I've loved swimming in the ocean for my whole life. Have I ever written about when I got certified for scuba diving? I was 10. It was the September I started 5th grade, and for several weeks, I took night classes at Scuba Utah - down on 20th East and Fort Union - so I could get certified. It was me and 6 other adults, and I loved it. There wasn't any special reason for me to get certified, I just really wanted to be able to dive. And our next Hawaii trip a few months later, I went diving in the ocean and for a little while wanted to be a marine biologist so I could spend my life in the ocean.

My motto for the past few days has been "I'm going to watch tv until my eyes fall out." So I've watched like 2.5 seasons of How I Met Your Mother. Which is awesome. But since today is my last day in Hawaii, I'm going to turn my computer off after I finish this blog post and do things other than watch HIMYM until my eyes fall out. Like I'm going to catch up on my journaling. And maybe I'll finish a book. Or maybe I won't. The possibilities are endless.

The other night, we walked down across the touristy part of the beach and reached the secluded section  which only some people know about (I know, exclusive, right?). We took our chairs and watched the sunset on the ocean, because that's lovely to do in Hawaii. Then we built a fire and hung out on the beach for a little bit. It was like camping, only sandy not dirty, chilly not cold, and sleeping in beds at the condo not sleeping bags. So really the fire was the only thing it had in common with camping.

I'm under the six week mark for the mission. Right now is almost exactly 5.5 weeks. On the one hand, it feels like I have lots of time for the things I need to do. On the other hand, it's getting a lot closer. But I'm getting SO EXCITED. Seriously, the closer it gets the more I just want to read all the missionary everything I can find. Missionary blogs. I can't even tell you how much of my life is spent on missionary blogs. It's sick. But also just pumps me up. I CANNOT WAIT TO BE A MISSIONARY.

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