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  •  Hawaii is a tough place to adjust to (0+ / 0-)

    Some of us knew we were "home" from the moment we landed (and it was only job and family needs that uprooted us after 20 years), while others find the distance from other family and friends, the cost, the constrained geography and the cultural differences just too much of a bridge to cross.

    We are fortunate to be able to travel frequently, but with one child and new family in HI and the other in CT, we still rely on a lot of FT.  Thank goodness for unlimited plans on our cell service, otherwise we'd be broke.

    •  It is. (0+ / 0-)

      I was dismayed when my relatives decided to uproot their entire lives based on a six-week stay. I'd seen the "island fever" phenomenon before, with a co-worker, and I could tell that they really hadn't given it enough thought. Nor would they listen to their nephew (the permanent Hawaiian transplant in my family) or me. It seems like two years is the make-or-break point.

      I truly love Hawai'i and its amazing culture. I hope to get out there again next year, but I'd never think of moving there permanently.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:47:51 AM PDT

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