Thursday, January 15, 2009
City vs. Country
For the past several months, I've had 4 - 5 hours of sleep everynight and that's average. Blame it on blogging and raising kids at the same time. I knew I was not getting enough sleep when I suddenly get so sleepy around 4 - 5 pm every evening, feeling my eyes getting heavy. Then something weird or funny or interesting happen which would brings back to my real world..
So, I tried putting the girls to bed at 9 pm last night and next thing I know my husband JT is telling me that I need to move to our bed. It was 11:30pm. If this is my usual self, I get up, clean the house a bit and go straight to my beloved computer. But last night, I somehow found myself walking pass the living room and straight to the bedroom. I remember taking off my socks (did I just say socks?) and putting my head on the pillow. I remember thinking, "Oh I need to take my makeup off..and brushing my teeth..and....."
When I woke up, it was 7:20am!!! That is over ten hours of sleep! But I am still tired as I type this.
Anyway, I had a dream about back home, Hawaii. I was hanging with my sister and friends by the beach. Gosh, I miss that place so much...
I think that's why this question came to my mind after I woke up: Am I a beachy/country girl or city girl? It's winter and it's ridiculous to think about beach, but I am in Florida (although it's very chilly here today!!). Seriously which one am I?
I used to love living in the city. I grew up in Shinjuku, Tokyo which is just like living in Times Square, NYC. Stores open late and you get to eat and drink 24/7. Everything is so convenient. So I chose to live in town (that's what we call "CITY" in the islands) when I lived in Hawail. When JT moved to Hawaii from Tahoe and started living with me, he could not stand the noise - the sirens and cars.
When we moved to North Shore of Oahu, I couldn't believe myself how much I loved being in the country. Stores there close by 7pm which kind of sucked, but I really loved living there. Everything about the place, I loved it.
I enjoyed the silence, fresh air, hearing waves while you sleep and surrounded by hills and ocean. I loved visiting farm house with my girls. People are so laied back. Kids running around bare feet. Cars drive really slow and let each others right of way all the time. Happy People. I lived in paradise that's for sure.
I still love some aspects of city life which is: SHOPPING!! I love going to nice stores and shop. But I don't mind driving 50 mins to the city and shop now. I rather live in the suburb. Maybe I am getting old?
Now, I live in Florida. Beach is close which is good and the town I live is fairly quiet. We have stores and restaurants are really close and open late, so I can't complain. But I still miss Hawaii. Hawaii has best of both worlds. City and Country living only 40 minutes apart. All my friends and my sister are there waiting for us to come back. Every time I talk to them on the phone, all they ask me is when we're moving back there. Believe me when I say I want to raise my girls in Hawaii, so please be patient. We'll be there soon.
So, everyone, which one are you? Are you a city gal or a country girl?
Hope you're having a beautiful day!!
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