Thursday, 22 February 2018


hawaii was beautiful and wild and raw and perfect in a wonderful messy way.

long days and nights filled with:

connections with the most beautiful, kind and generous strangers i've ever met. almost every single person i encountered was just so damn lovely. people that would go out of their way to help you. people that were just real and honest and interesting and inspiring. its funny because i thought this trip was going to be all about solitude for me, when in reality a lot of it was about meeting people and making those authentic and meaningful connections. despite thinking that solitude and self reflection were what i needed, these connections were actually what i was really deeply craving. while i'm grateful for all the people in my everyday life, man i needed to meet some cool people to really set my soul on fire and help me realise how many wicked connections i'm yet to make. i also met my 'internet best friend' of the past six years, amanda, which was both surreal and incredible.

running around in bikinis with muddy feet. i felt so in my element being barefoot and wearing minimal clothing while adventuring in nature. i think it was me getting back to that wild woman and/or childlike nature, as well as really getting in touch with mama earth. feeling the sun and rain on my bare skin. the elements of the earth. rather than being all caught up in my head like i often am, it really grounded me back into my body.

being so overwhelmed by the beauty of mother nature that i'd be left speechless or grinning or with tears in my eyes. often all three. moments would be so beautiful i didn't know how to contain it within myself. running through the pouring rain and howling at the sky. moments so pure and powerful and visceral. feeling so infinite and full on so many different occasions.

sleepy hours spent laying in the sun and sand. the best papayas and pineapples and fresh coconuts. the greenest mountains and the bluest ocean. rainbows and waterfalls and lush jungle.

surrendering and completely going with the flow. saying yes to everything. well, almost everything. learning to trust my intuition enough to say no. being scared shitless but doing things anyway. feeling utterly out of my comfort zone but knowing that's where the magic happens. being brave and incredibly proud of myself.

recieving endless luck and blessings from the universe. it sounds silly but i really felt carried by the mountains and the land. i understand why people say hawaii is such a special spiritual place. there's a real magic energy to those islands. someone told me that all the different islands are related to a different chakra. kauai, the island i spent the most time on, being the third eye. the third eye chakra is related to oneness and our ability to find clear intuition and inspiration. uh, relatable.

i really felt at home and so in my element the whole trip. i feel like i noticed a lot more synchronicities and magic, which always makes me feel like i'm in the right place or on the right path. the number 33 or 333 kept following me everywhere, which is a sign that you are receiving divine protection and guidance.

i was naive to think i would magically find myself, as i intended or at least hoped to on this trip. but in addition to experiencing a whole new level of adventure and beauty, i do think i found parts of myself. since being home i feel like the lessons i learnt there and personal growth have really started setting in. i feel as though i'm really stepping into my power. i can sense a lot of big changes heading my way this year. i'm excited to keep growing into myself. lots of feelings of independence and freedom and adventure.

i realised very quickly into the trip that i couldn't really capture the full beauty of any of the moments i experienced on a camera, so some of the time i didn't even try. below are some of the photos i did capture, in somewhat chronological order. just some snippets of pretty things and moments.

those islands stole part of my heart. maybe our hearts and souls are scattered all over the world, in places and people and memories we feel at home in.

i saw a group of travellers yesterday in a supermarket carpark and felt such a strong physical yearning in my heart to be experiencing that lifestyle again. my heart aches to be on different lands and surrounded by others living out of backpacks. to my somewhat surprise, i really did feel in my element in shitty hostels and strangers' arms and everchanging views with no real plans. my next adventure is to bali in 33 days and i couldn't be more stoked to step onto an airplane again and both leave and find parts of myself in another country.


  1. you have such a way with words and the camera, so so special 🌟

  2. I keep coming back to this post and admiring these wonderful, wonderful photos and words. It's absolutely breathtaking and leaves me speechless. I'm so so glad you had a great time and thank you for sharing this beautiful and truly inspiring story with us. Here's to new adventures xxx

    1. oh i'm so glad you enjoyed this post. thank you so much for your kind, kind words xxxx


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