Island Fever - page 5
Anyone else wanna comment on island fever? Wanna share your thoughts, perspective, etc? - Lisa ;-) For those of you on the mainland, who are thinking about moving here, here's a post for... Read More
Mar 21, '10 by WindwardOahuRNOoops----sorry, Trucker, I addressed you in error in my last post. In the light of day I see that the post I was responding to was by JessicaDawn, not you.
Working six thirteen hour shifts in eight days will do that to you, sometimes....
Mar 22, '10 by uscgtruckerNo offense taken, i figured it was done in error. Been there, done that so I wont hold your feet to the fire over it lol.
oh btw, in yours and Lisa's defense, its not that ya'll are trying to sound cold and uninviting. your just trying to be honest with people and not everybody reads that the same way. I personally never took (read) any of it as anything more then trying to be helpful and am grateful for all the honesty, otherwise we prolly wouldve made the mistake of moving there before we were absolutely ready and unable to make the transition, at least financially.
Mar 22, '10 by GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RNLisa Maui, As a matter of fact I accepted a management position in Hawaii Honolulu, making double plus what I'm making here in the mainland. Besides that, I'll have a beautiful view from my office and the best thing is the warmth of the people, that I have met in my many visits to Hawaii. However, I do agree that living in Hawaii is very expensive, therefore, one has to do the math first & then take the plunge. Furthermore, as you are aware everything is more expensive because it has to be imported. In addition, I love my family, but don't get me wrong after 4days with them I want a divorce . So this arrangement works wonderful I don't have to listen to all the drama, see them on holidays if schedule permits. Moreover, I lived there for 8mo. so I have friends waiting, once you get a couple of friends over there it's much easier, they know where all the bargains are & they become family. Another thing that I just love is that every Friday in Honolulu there's a display of fireworks welcoming the weekend. I don't know about you but when my proposal came in I said ALOHA! & MAHALO!!!
Mar 23, '10 by Lisa From MauiSo, you (a husband) are gonna work on live in Honolulu. You're gonna leave your wife and kids back on the mainland. You plan to visit them only on holidays. Correct?
Mar 23, '10 by GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RNNo I didn't say anything about our kids, our children are grown... me & my better half are going with our pet Min-Pin princess, to live in Honolulu
Apr 5, '10 by OkieICU_RNWell, I'm back here again. Dammit, I never intended to read or comment on this thread anymore, lol.
Lisa, your story of a young actress wanting to move to Hollywood was probably the MOST helpful and realistic analogy about the realities of moving to Hawaii. It really makes it far more understandable about the Hawaii dream. I still have it, the dream. I would, too, if my dream were to be an actress in Hollywood. I also could really understand and relate to the furniture story you told and I previously commented on.
But, I really have to say that before, I was ready to just dive in and hope to stay afloat. Now, I'm moving a bit more cautiously and deliberately. The link to citydata from elppaym was very helpful and I strongly suggest anyone contemplating a move read many, many of the threads on that site.
WindwardOahuRN's links to Honolulu Adveriser were helpful and I took her advice on getting a subscription to the paper; I had a month's worth mailed to me (the cost alone was a taste of what is to come, around $50 for 4 papers). Also, the information she provided about the newest nurse on the unit being cancelled if the census were low was a big reality check for me. I don't know how it is at Queen's, but here, someone gets cancelled or placed on call frequently. With everything as expensive as it is, even just rent, more than a shift a month cancelled would be financially devastating.
So, I suppose we are staying put, for now. Working, saving, more schooling (for me and SO), moving the last kiddo out of the house, etc.,
May I be so bold as to pose another question or two? I will start a new thread for it.
In no particular order:
Apr 5, '10 by GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RNLisa, I tried contacting you, but it stated that you weren't receiving messages, hope your doing ok, Aloha~