Apologies for the snark in title, though thank you, if it got your attention! Since I am blogging daily for July (#NaBloPoMo and #BlogHer) I am enjoying the freedom to toss out some casual and not-yet-fully-developed thoughts. That is one of the big lessons when I was actively shooting my Beach Walks with Rox daily videos: don’t stress! It’s just for a few minutes and you’ll be doing it all again tomorrow! It’s definitely a different approach from blogging monthly – where each word as well as topic seems to take on this air of importance.
Back to the topic though. I had a long chat with two visiting attorneys last Friday at my partner’s art gallery, Shane Robinson Fine Art. The gallery is in the lobby area of Maui’s newest resort hotel. The common message from the guests, including these two women, was how much they wished they could just move here.
Which got me to thinking. On any given day, we have two visitors here for every one resident. The average stay is about 8 days, so just about every week there is whole new group of visitors. Over the course of a year, that’s a lot of people wishing they lived on Maui! If they all said YES and moved, Maui would not be able to support them. More relevant, they may not be as happy as they are on vacation. There are so many dreams that can’t be made real from here.
Good News Dispatch: You don’t have to be here to get the Maui vibes.
I’d like to play with a “what if” idea: what if visitors here did not feel bad about having to go home? What if visitors here could tap into the Maui energy that so many of my fellow residents radiate and share? What if you didn’t have to come to Maui in order to be in a Maui state of mind? It’s a type of virtual consciousness that allows you to continue the pursuit of your dreams wherever you are and still connect to the beautiful energy that is Maui.
In case that is of interest, here are some Maui bloggers I want to share with you.
Each of these folks blogs with Maui energy yet are sharing stories that are relevant far beyond our island nation!
Maui Jungalow – Local woman “scratches beneath the surface of Maui”. I’ve linked directly to her May Day is Lei Day post as it is one of my recent favorites. PS She is running a Facebook/Email List contest right now. You might just win something.