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Defining Myers on the Move

August 2, 2019


It has now been exactly four weeks since Myers on the Move left San Diego and arrived on the Big Island. As we reflect on our time away, we still find ourselves struggling to define what it is we’re doing here. So Dan and I put together some lighthearted Top 10 Lists to help clarify it for our friends…and ourselves.


First, this year is definitely not a vacation. Here’s why.


TOP 10 REASONS THIS IS NOT A VACATION:

10. Within the first week, we went to Walmart, Target and Costco.

9. In three weeks, I’ve already done 12 loads of laundry.

8. We rarely go out for dinner.

7. Our fridge is stuffed full of food.

6. I’m still on kitchen duty.

5. We’re not spending enough money on fun things.

4. I can’t find the pool boy.

3. Some days we don’t leave the condo.

2. Did I mention Costco?

1. I am definitely not drinking enough.


However, if it’s not a vacation, it is also not quite a family gap year adventure as we have read about. Here’s why.


TOP 10 REASONS THIS IS NOT A FAMILY GAP YEAR ADVENTURE:

10. We’re staying at a very expensive location.

9. The lanai has been my primary tourist destination.

8. We’re still struggling with electronic devices taking over our brains.

7. We’ve done more relaxing than adventuring.

6. Within the first week I scheduled a massage and a facial.

5. We’ve gone to more beaches than cultural sites.

4. In four weeks we have only stayed at one destination.

3. Some days we don’t leave the condo.

2. The majority of my pictures are of my feet.

1. I’ve definitely had too many Mai Tais.


So what do you think this is? Dan and I will be on the lanai if you want to let us know. Cheers.

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Angie
Aug 18, 2019

Thanks, Jan! So true. Whenever we start something knee we want to analyze and label it I guess. This post came about a lot of musings on the lanai over cocktails and laughing at what exactly we were doing out here in the middle of the ocean, 2500 miles from home. But already it’s changing since Our new place is definitely more settled like we “live here.” Yesterday we had to go to the propane station to refill our tanks since We ran out of hot water and that’s how it’s powered. Very interesting up here! Aloha!

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Jan Freya
Jan Freya
Aug 06, 2019

Maybe it's a period of adjustment, catching your breath on your way to finding your true nature individually and as a family.

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