Thanksgiving In Hawaii
Picture this: I’m sitting in one of the only fine dining restaurants on the Island, in a jersey shift dress with a blue Delta blanket tied to look like a shawl. Yes, that Delta. If you’re wondering how I got to this place in my life well, let’s rewind…my luggage was stolen out of my car the night before my flight. I wasn’t flying from home, and had only taken my backpack in for the night. Hindsight, I regret this decision. Deeply. This left me with my camera gear, a jersey shift dress, and the clothes on my back.
I knew I had to go to this dinner and that where I was staying didn’t really have shopping anywhere nearby. So as I was exiting the plane…I took a blanket figuring it’ll work somehow. Meanwhile, my sister (who had already landed) was on the hunt for a swimsuit and underwear for me. There was one pair of underwear, a sports bra and shorts that were a size too small when I arrived, and I was grateful.
If something could go wrong, it did. But I just didn’t care. This trip was a celebration that my siblings had put together for me. I had just found out that the massive lump that was removed from my breast wasn’t cancerous, so even with all the mishaps it didn’t matter.
For the five of you heading to Thanksgiving in Hawaii, I hope your trip goes much more smoothly than this one. Just remember: You can swim in a sports bra. You can hand wash your underwear for a week. You can wear a Delta blanket as a shawl. But the time you have with loved ones isn’t something you can easily find or buy. Don’t stress over the perfect “whatever”, because even the best made plans can go awry. Just enjoy the trip and find gratitude along the way!