Leaving Paradise

So it’s been just over a week since I left Maui, and it’s safe to say that things are quickly back to normal around here. This week has been nuts in the job department. Twelve hour days, many phone calls and plenty of stress to wig me out. Nothing like a big does of reality to snap you out of vacation mode.

It’s not all bad though, I’m mostly glad to be back, and really it’s excellent that we’re so busy. The end of June and all of July were REALLY slow which is a bit freaky since these are supposed to be the busy times. August 1st must’ve flipped a switch in all the brains of buyers and sellers b/c we are suddenly busy again. That’s how it goes in Real Estate though, up and down ebb and flow.

I had a great time in Hawaii and was definitely sad to leave. I realized something strange about myself on this trip. I get sad to leave, no matter where I’m going. Believe it or not, the day I left Portland to go to Maui, I was all sad, and didn’t feel like leaving. Even though it was rainy and mucky here with plenty of responsibilities, I still had a tug. Seems stupid when I’m about to enter paradise. Of course I felt an even greater tug returning to PDX. I was leaving a nice, warm and wonderful setting with great friends, lots of beer and bikinis galore (seriously is there anything better than walking into a Safeway, Walmart, the pub…etc and seeing bikini clad bodies everywhere? My eyes got such a workout all week, I thought I tore a muscle) . The realization that I may never experience Hawaii the same way bummed me out too. Who knows when I’ll have friends that live in paradise that let me stay there for free, well mostly free, the midnight tickle fights cost a little….it was a great time and supreme opportunity and I’m glad I could live it up.

I look forward to the time Jake and Kara will be living in Australia, now that will be a good visit!


  1. mego said,

    August 6, 2007 @ 7:40 am

    more pics, please!

  2. mego said,

    August 6, 2007 @ 7:40 am

    you’re just a sentimental fool , like me ;)

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