Hi there! I am so glad I found this forum! I have been looking around for a couple days and decided it was time to introduce myself
My name's Danielle and my husband's name is Andrew. We are in our late 20's, no kiddos just 3 adorable furbabies (kitties). We live in Tacoma, WA and both grew up in the state. We HATE IT!
I own my own jewelry business and was able to quit my FT banking job back in October of 2012. My hubby started a business making the supplies that I use to make my jewelry back in January of 2013 and as of October 2013, he was also able to quit his FT job outside the home. I have a shop on etsy and my own stand alone website and we make our living on jewelry and love it! It gives us financial freedom and flexibility on where we live. Which leads to why I am here on this forum
First time we visited Hawaii was for our honeymoon back in 2008 and we stayed in the Waikiki area of Oahu. We enjoyed the weather and the beaches but didn't really like how busy and touristy it was. July of 2013 we finally made it back but this time we went to Kauai since we heard it was a lot more laid back. We enjoyed it and it was very beautiful but maybe a little too laid back for us. Next month we are headed to Maui for a couple weeks to look around and see if we like the island. We plan on making it to the BI in a couple months to see what we think of it as well. I am leaning more towards the BI because of all the climate changes. We are used to WA weather with rain, cloudiness, gloomy, etc... which we dont like but it wouldn't be bad if it were to rain every once in a while. Especially if it's still warm out! My hubby loves the thought of being able to snowboard on Mauna Kea and then go to the beach in the same day. How cool is that?!
Anyway, sorry if this is too long. I am just so excited at the prospect of moving to Hawaii and I am so happy to be HERE in these forums to share the excitement. I'm sure I will be posting some questions as we take steps to make this dream a reality!