Downtown Honolulu22 December 2013
Life has been great lately. For starters, Honolulu is so incredibly beautiful. I never get tired of watching the misty clouds float across the green mountains and I still stare lovingly at the palms. The weather is perfect everyday except for the occasional shower. They only last for a couple minutes, though.
Secondly, I finally feel like life is falling together. I've found a place to live that excites me and I wake up to a job that I genuinely like. The only thing that could make this better is if I had my own place (instead of crashing on my brothers' couch). I think I may have found the perfect apartment so I'll be applying soon!
One of the things I love most about my life is actually having free time! After four years of university I had almost become used to feeling constantly stressed out. Hours of classes and then hours of studying meant there always something to do. My mind was constantly making to-do lists and scheduling out my day.
Now that I've got a 9-5 job, I can come home and have nothing to do. While this is relaxing, I'm the sort of person who likes to stay busy so I took a jaunt through downtown. Here's the super quick guide to Historical Honolulu:
Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States. Built in 1844, it had electricity and telephones before both the White House and Buckingham Palace. The Hawaiian monarchs ruled from this building until 1893 when they were overthrown.
King Kamehameha, the first king to unite the Hawaiian islands.
Kawaiahaʻo Church was completed in 1842 and is considered the Westminster Abbey of Hawaii as this is where the royals were crowned. This church represents the amicable relations between the native Hawaiians and missionaries from the mainland.