After a nine hour flight, three airplane delays, and a whole day spent at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, I finally arrived home! I’ve always spoken about my dreams of the mainland and leaving Hawai‘i to go to college and I realized how much I’ve taken my home for granted. It’s easy to think that the grass is greener elsewhere, but that’s not necessarily true. My family is here, my friends are here, my cultural identity is here. I love everything about Hawai‘i; maybe now more than ever. I’m so thankful to be from such an incredible place filled with some of the best people. Thank you mom and dad for bringing me home this break!