I am so excited! I hate to rub it in but wow, I am so in love with Hawaii! I live on the big island and just love it. I’ve been here a little over a week.
The fruits and produce are incredible!!! I knew that they would be really good, but I am simply amazed at how much more intense and delicious their flavors and colors are. I just keep pinching myself! The other day I had a tomato that brought tears of joy to my eyes!! :-) And I didn’t really like tomatoes all that much, but I do now! It was an heirloom variety, vine ripened and perfect. It was the most amazing super deep blood red color, almost like a beet and its flavor was a delicious blend of sweet and savory and so delicious! I can’t even begin to list all the amazing types of fruits that are available here. So far I’ve feasted on super delicious papaya (I never liked them on the mainland), delicious little bananas, rambutans, durian, chocolate sapote, coconut, egg fruit, and quite a few that I didn’t recognize but that were delicious! One was round and I swear it tasted like brown sugar! And they are so super cheap here. In Seattle I spent about about $100 a week to get good produce and here I figure I can EASILY eat on about $2 per day and that doesn’t include the fruit that grows in everyone’s yards and that can be picked for free along roads! I swear I’m in heaven!
Why the heck didn’t I do this sooner? :-) I know! Being raw is what allowed me to grow to the point to where I am no longer able to put off my dreams and has allowed me to let go of so many of my fears. I borrowed money (lots) on my credit cards and took the leap. I had complete faith that all would be well and that I was absolutely making the right decision. Since I’ve arrived everything has progressed so smoothly!!! In a week so far I have: a great month to month rental that I can afford that is super cute and exactly in the area that I wanted to be in near one my dear long term friends, a job, and just got a great deal on a little used car today.
Dearest lovely raw friends, please don’t be afraid to pursue your dreams! If you believe in yourself, you will accomplish them. By this summer I hope to purchase a home and open a raw bed and breakfast!!! Raw has given me the faith and energy and enthusiasm to accomplish things I could NEVER imagine before. Life is truly so beautiful!!!
I have seen SO many raw foodists go through similar growth and transformation! Raw lets you become the person you were always meant to be. When you are feeling discouraged, struggling with cravings, or dealing with the negative responses of friends and family to raw please remember that it is ALL worth it! I promise!
More updates will follow soon!
Many blessings from the magical big island of Hawaii!