How do you divide your time between LA and Hawaii? What does each place offer that the other cannot? What kind of energy do you pull from the two locales?
The time I split between Hawaii and LA is mostly dictated by projects needing my attention in both states and how much I start missing my family. When I miss my Grammie I know it's time to go back to Hawaii. Usually, I go back and forth one to two times a month. With two grandmothers still alive, I know this time is precious so I try to take advantage of having my business in both places for that reason. I feel so lucky that when I'm overwhelmed by LA, I can escape to Hawaii, and when I'm rested and inspired, I can come back LA and hustle. Los Angeles offers a wonderful amount of opportunities for me to grow my business, and a place where roses grow on the sidewalk ... so many friends are out here grinding and I feel like I'm in a constant electrifying hum of creativity and go-getters. Hawaii offers an immediate decompression; even in stressful moments, you can just look at the mountains or the ocean, or be within either of them in a 10 minute drive and nothing else matters. It really puts nature on a pedestal for me, and I can lay in the grass and hug a heliconia and remember why it is I am here.