Tuesday, April 9, 2013

H is for Home


One thing that is funny about Los Angeles is that I most of the people I know are not from the area. So whenever I meet someone new, the topic of where I am from comes up. Undoubtedly, the most popular question will get asked, "Why would you leave Hawaii?". My answer is always the same, I wanted to get away. In doing so I've realized two very important things. I discovered just how lucky I am to have grown up in Hawaii and, perhaps more importantly, that home is where your heart is. I've been living on the mainland for almost 10 years now (yikes!) yet I can not think of a time where I ever called anything but Hawaii home. 

5 comments:

  1. I've never been to either one - Hawaii or LA. Both seem like they would be great places to visit.

    Carol's Notebook

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    1. LA can be nice if you plan it right or are aware of what you might be getting in to. As for Hawaii, you can't really go wrong. It is a great place to visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I spent a lot of time in LA for 6 months last year where my job took me there two weeks in every month. I'm afraid I can't say I liked it very much, but I did enjoy the surrounding places that I could visit on weekends with LA as a base.

    I've been living in London for the past 12 years, and like you, most of the people I know are not from there, so the same question is often asked. And when I reply with 'I'm from Australia' I usually get the same reaction...why would I leave Australia for grey, rainy London?! I feel fortunate to have lived in two places that I consider home!

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  3. I've been to L.A. :) I stayed in Orange County a couple of times and toured around a bit.
    Did all the touristy things.
    Pointed at stuff, said "oh oh look look" a lot, and got sunburnt like a radish (white Irish skin you see...)
    Loved it tho

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  4. Flown into LA but have never really been. Of course you know I've been to Hawaii many time but never to your Island, I know it's beautiful but since my family is located in Oahu that's where i go.
    My home is New York, where I was born and raised where my kids were born. Not where I live now but that's where my heart will always be. Frankly I don't want to move back but part of me is always there...

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