Post # 1
FH has a job interview next week in Hawaii, and I am a little freaked out about moving 7000 miles away from everyone I know, the process of moving our stuff there, etc. . (Really don’t want to move, but might not have any other options.) I would love to hear from bees in Hawaii about how nice it is and how it’s not that hard to move there. Thanks!
Post # 3
Bella13 is moving to Hawaii soon (or already did, I’m not completely sure).
Post # 4
I currently live here, if you have questions, go ahead and ask and I’ll do my best to help. I’m on Oahu–what island are you moving to?
Moving here in any event is not difficult per se, but it is complex.
Post # 5
Sounds like fun that Hawaii is a prospect! I live on Oahu, and I’m actually moving back to Seattle next moth. It makes me sad to think I’m not going to be able to go to the beach and swim every week. It makes me sad to think I can’t buy liquor at the grocery store for cheap. And, it makes me sad to think of living in gloomy weather for most of the year. Living away from most of my family was hard, but Oahu has been such an amazing experience. Culture shock may happen, but you’ll love some things for sure. It’s fun to be in a place where so many different languages are spoken and there is such a wide variety of perspective. Do you have any questions in particular?
Post # 6
I’m going to be honest. I live on Oahu, but unlike most Bees I really can’t wait to get off this rock. I feel so bored and cooped up here, and it’s so expensive to travel anywhere because you have to fly and just to get to the west coast is usually around $500 round trip. BUT since you asked, there are positives: the weather, if you’re outdoorsy the beach/hiking spots, it’s relatively safe (yes there is some violence, but compared to other big cities, there aren’t any really violent neighborhoods here). It’s expensive to live here (from groceries to rent to whatever) but it may not be that big of a difference depending where you’re coming from and depending on how much $$ you already make anyway. It’s green and there’s a lot of fresh air and scenery so that’s a plus. People say that people here are generally nicer than elsewhere. I think it depends on where you are on the island but overall, people are nice and will help you if you ask for directions or whatever. Oh! Directions are easy. I mean, there are only a couple of freeways so you’ll find your way around pretty quick. So that’s a plus. The pace of life out here is pretty relaxed/slow, so that could be a positive or a negative depending what you prefer.
Post # 7
Thanks for the insight bees! We flew out Wednesday for his interview and just got back this afternoon. Long flights, but we had 2 stops each way since we didn’t have a lot of notice. We find out tomorrow whether he gets it. I am mixed, leaning toward wanting it because career-wise for him, it’s a guarantee he will get the rest of his training. If not, will be relieved he isn’t going away (although still could, just wouldn’t be as far) but then worrying about what he does i nthe future. So please, think some good thoughts, say some prayers, whatever. If he gets it, I will then have to figure out whether we do long distance (stuck that way for a year) or move as soon as possible. then I will definitely have some questions. Thanks!
Post # 8
I was actually born and raised on Oahu, and I absolutely do not want to live anywhere else. Unless i have to, cause its getting a little to expensive. =]
feel free to ask me any questions.
I hope everything works out for you!