Morning Person

I don’t consider myself a morning person.

I am the type of person who wakes up long after the sun rises because the darkness of the night had kept me company hours before. Don’t mistaken this for me loathing the morning time, however. When I do need to be up in the morning, I absolutely adore watching the world awaken from night’s slumber…it just takes a little while (aka me snoozing my alarm a good twenty times) before I am fully prepared to enter the world.

However, I had willingly woken up to my alarm clock at 4:15 a.m. this morning.

*Gasp!* So early! Why?!

One of my good friends from summer school band class, Valerie, is home from Chicago for Spring Break. Because she’s home for a short while, my best friend Ashley wanted to have a “Mr. Holmes’ class reunion” some time this week. The night before, my friends and I had solidified our plans for a sunrise hike, and with the sunrise determined at around 6:26 this morning, we were on our way to Makapuʻu from my house at around 5:20 a.m. to welcome the sun.

I do not consider myself an athletic person, and my hiking experience is extremely mediocre considering I’ve lived in Hawaiʻi my whole life. However, I hiked up the trail alongside Valerie, Ashley, and Matt enjoying their company, the scenery, and the Jurassic Park-type music Matt was playing on his speakers. Thankfully, the path was paved, and the hike was extremely mild compared to some of the hikes I’ve actually been on.

Once at the top, we found a place to sit and welcomed the sun to this beautiful day 🙂

The sun just entering the world

As I continued to witness the sun blessing this new day, I could not help but take in the beauty of my surroundings. Witnessing something so breathtaking like the sunrise in a scenic area with lovely friends made me appreciate the fact that I get to live another day on this earth.


Simply breathtaking


Makapuʻu Lighthouse


The view from the top of the trail

I still don’t really consider myself a morning person, but beautiful sunrises are slowly swaying that decision…

I hope you all have a blessed Friday!

Me ke aloha,

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