So how did it all happen? How did a girl from Poland, a digital marketing manager by day end up being the Aloha Traveler? I thought quite a lot how to explain where did the “Aloha” come from but to tell the truth it’s been there all the time. From the first time I visited Hawaii with my parents when I was 5 years old till the time I lived there for quite some time I always considered myself an Aloha Girl.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not one of those people who think, that after I visit the islands I’m suddenly a Hawaiian – o gosh no! For me it’s more about living in the Aloha spirit.
Like (I assume) in most countries/cities we are mostly in a run. As I mentioned before I have my 9-5 job so I often run from my home to the office, than back home, hurry to run my errands or to meet with my friends. I’m not much of a jogger to the whole running around really annoys me. I got to visit my family in Hawaii a couple of times once I got older and while I noticed that people on the islands also have their jobs, errands, etc. (clever – I know) I also noticed that somehow they manage to be a lot calmer and still have everything done. How do they do it? I believe it’s thanks to the Aloha spirit.
So what does it really mean? It’s the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. It’s a mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. The confidence that everything will be ok in the end. That being in a hurry doesn’t mean you will do something faster or better. That taking the time to think about yourself, your next move, your needs and goals is something we all should find time to do.
And below you can find my favorite explanation – it tells it all
“Aloha is sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others.”
Perhaps I’m wrong, and it’s not all about the Aloha – maybe it’s just common sense. Perhaps. I just felt deeply in love with the islands and all they have to give so I’m gonna stick to my “Aloha Theory”. Plus “Common Sense Traveler” doesn’t have the right ring to it don’t you think? 🙂