The #1 question that I get is, “What do you all day?”, I never mind answering, but I also don’t like it when people assume that I do nothing all day.
I’m currently a homemaker and have been making the most out of what this island has to offer. If you haven’t noticed, I love hiking and give all my thanks to being on this island. For me, when he was deployed, hiking was a great way for me to take my mind off of things. After he returned, it just stuck with me and I try to go every weekend.
Besides hiking, I’ve gained a little volleyball ohana. I’ve played competitively for a big chunk of my life, all the way through college. After we moved in together, I was always eager to find ways to continue to play. So far, out of all the places that we have lived, Hawai’i has been the best play that I’ve come across during our moves. And it’s going to be tough to leave them and start all over, but that’s all part of this grand adventure.
When I’m not hiking or playing volleyball, I’m always on the hunt for new things to try or attend different events all over the island.
Here’s a general idea of what my week has been like this summer:
Are usually the days that I’ll go run errands and that means grocery shopping. I don’t do all of my grocery shopping at the commissary because they don’t always have what I’m looking for.
If I went on a hike on Sunday, Monday is my veg day and I’ll do errands the next day.
At night, I go to the local district park to play some free volleyball with a few of my friends. It’s always fun and I love the group that I team up with. And the ritual after we’re done playing is to eat afterwards like one big happy family.
I guess it’s safe to say that the first two days during the week is saved for errands and cleaning. Naturally, clothes and dishes pile up during the weekend. When he’s out at sea, lets just say they tend to pile up even more, it’s bad, I know.
I’ve been taking a Hawaiian Language class this summer and it has been one of my major highlights. I love it and never want it to end, we’ve been learning so much; not just the language, but my culture as well. There’s more to it than people think.
After class, more volleyball. I usually drive to town to play at one of the local churches. The playing level varies, but we keep it on the fun side.
I just never know what we’ll get into on this day. Sometimes I’ll go snorkeling, maybe a little surf sesh (that doesn’t happen often because I’m not a huge surfer), a short-easy hike, or even head to Waimea and jump off the rock over there.
It’s pretty much an all day event, where for me coffee is necessary!
Sometimes I’ll play volleyball in the evenings, it’s a toss up because it’s way on the other side of the island. I barely like driving over 15 minutes to get somewhere, that’s island living for ya!
I wake up early in the morning to drive over to Kailua and take a barre class, which is my new favorite type of workout.
What is barre? Barre is a mixture of ballet, yoga and pilates, it works the little muscles and boy does it burn! It’s amazing and I love it!
Afterwards, if there’s any stuff that I forgot to pick up for the house, I do that before heading back home.
This is a big day, where I catch up on the blogs that I follow. I’m a night owl, so I tend to write up posts in the evening. Not the best routine, but it’s something for now.
And I end my night with Hawaiian Language, it’s twice a week, so Tuesdays and Thursdays are my favorite days of the week, so far.
Maybe a barre class in the morning, really depends on how I’m feeling from the previous class.
When the mister is around, sometimes he’ll be home a little early than normal, so I veg around with him until our services in the evening.
Fridays are pretty chill for me.
Saturdays are a toss up, I never know what’s going to go on this day. If the mister’s in town, we’ll probably go on a short hike, grab smoothies afterwards and veg out for the rest of the day. OR we do some sort of DIY project for the house.
I do take a barre class early in the morning! See, I told you I love barre!
70% a hiking day, me and my hiking partner (our hubs work together, so we love to hike on this day). We usually start around 9 and finish late morning, early afternoon. We try to hike every weekend. My goal has to been to hike every weekend before I leave Hawai’i, it’s been working out pretty well.
And that’s what my week looks like, as you can tell, I like to keep myself occupied. There’s a few local events coming up that I’m excited to attend like the Amazing Comic-Con. I’ve always wanted to attend one and there’s one in September, you can bet that I’ll be there.
Hope you enjoyed the little insight to my life!
Happy Aloha Friday!