I write from the lovely paradise of the Big Island of Hawaii where I moved in October of 2011. I started out just writing emails to friends who wanted to stay in touch with my new retired life. Soon they started to tell me that I should write a blog because the emails were so engaging and funny. I didn’t believe them at first. But once I got it – that I loved to write, that I could inspire people to think and laugh, I claimed it as my true passion.
I had much help along the way to manifest this new life, and my story looks back on some of the key events. Along the way I adjusted to tropical and rural life, reconnected to my teenage daughters, developed new friends and community roots, adopted a flexitarian diet, and continued to deal with free-running neighborhood chickens.
My book and blog show the power of using tools such as journaling, meditation, vision boards, writing your goals, and techniques like the FISH philosophy (Play, Be There, Make their Day, Choose Your Attitude), and positive thinking to create the life you want. The message is clear. You can create your future if you know what you want, plan for it, and ask for it.
From those emails, I wrote and published a book of my first year in paradise. The story follows my personal growth and quest to find a new passion to fill my life now that I left the corporate world and moved, far away from the culture of my home state of Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, the story continues, blog style right here. Follow my adventures with the quirky state of Hawai‘i, community activism, sustainability, local culture and customs, continued use of positive thinking, gratitude and visualization tools, my Women’s Empowerment Circle, yoga, and the damn roosters in my neighborhood.
Diane Scheurell (rhymes with coral, floral, moral, and pectoral)
I also edit. If you need editing help, check out my services at my editing website.
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