My name is Johanna and I live in Hawaii. Every single day I get to see the teal ocean from my bed and smell that salty air. So how did this haole girl from New England get to Hawaii?
Let’s jump in.
I grew up in Connecticut. I know what you are thinking, and yes, it is the exact opposite of Hawaii. I grew up in a suburb where it takes 45 minutes just to get to a highway. It was a wonderful place to grow up, but I always knew I wanted to see more.
I spent my first college semester in Boston and then I lived in Woodland Hills, CA, then moved back to CT. I was settled to stay at least close to New England until I met someone who challenged me to become a better person. One problem: he lived in Hawaii. So, you can probably see where this is going. I traveled back and forth for many years, lived here, left, moved back. For now, and probably for a little while, Hawaii is home base.
This is the view from my porch nearly every night:
So who am I? I love animals (particularly dachshunds because their body makes no sense and they are just insanely good looking), glitter, coffee and experimenting with makeup. I feel things hard and try to be unapologetic for who I am. I am a work in progress learning everyday to find a balance between being tender and strong. This blog will be a journey. This blog will involve topics such as beauty, books, food and more. This blog will be me.
Until next time, plant nothing but love.