After 10 years living and working in Washington, DC I was ready for a change. In the summer of 2010, I quit my job, packed up my bags and moved to Hawaii.
Leaving DC behind and a significant part of my professional and personal identity has been difficult but it was time to go. I had spent many years putting others before myself (professionally & personally); it’s my time to understand what it means to truly enjoy life.
Hawaii has been able to offer me a wonderful life of being close to nature on a daily basis and part of a culture that values family and friends over work.