I'm not a very religious person, or at least I don't think much of organized religion...but I do believe there's a higher being at work. I personally call him/her God, although I don't think that's the only acceptable term. I know you're probably thinking, 'are you really about to write a whole post about religion?' And my answer would be...nope! Absolutely not. I just mention that to say that I do thank God for the way things have been working out for us here. It's hard to explain the feeling I had that was telling me Hawaii was where I needed to be. But, I had, and have, full faith that I had that feeling for a reason. I won't lie and say coming here was no sweat...that I never even felt a worry or a hint of nervousness. But I can say I've never felt more confident and more sure about a decision before. And now, being here, with things coming together how they are, I just can't help to be thankful to God...and also to my family, who give me unconditional support, and are my strength when I feel weak.
For several weeks both Jas and I were back and forth to interviews. Sometimes several times for the same positions. My life has become an array of tank tops, t-shirts, sunglasses and chancletas (flip flops/sandals)...so getting dressed up for interviews felt foreign. Two months back it would've been normal for me to dress in business casual, and to occasionally put on a suit...but now I just felt out of place! People are so casual here. Not to mention putting on a suit meant sweating, even more than usual! Luckily for me, the one day I had to wear a suit the universe worked with me, and gave me a cooler day. But things became slightly overwhelming, and I just couldn't wait until I didn't have to go to any more interviews! And thankfully, it looks like that day may have come...if all goes well I will start the position I hoped for soon, and I couldn't be more appreciative, and feel more blessed than I do. I can't help but be reminded of a quote from one of my favorite books, The Alchemist:
"And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
In a completely unrelated, but equally awesome topic...this week I will be seeing my family, and I cannot put into words how happy that makes me!