If you've ever felt the blessing of Hawaii -- that moment where your heart feels like it's going to pop out of your chest because you are so in love with these islands -- know that it is a call. It is a call to ensure that the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Eat local, don't litter, live aloha, use your brain, use your heart and know that you are living a blessed life.
When I took a short-term gig in Hawaii, my friends all laughed and shook their heads, wondering when I'd actually start my life. They were right that the six-month job didn't lead to my future career, but it did lead me to Hawaii and it was in Hawaii that I learned that you don't start life, you live it.