Monday, March 18, 2024

Maui 2024 and Beyond - The Maui Travel Guide Book


I have been working on the second edition of Maui 2021 and Beyond.  I initially titled it Maui 2024 and Beyond but decided to change the year to simply "now".  It took me 3 years to write the 2nd edition and so I don't think it is wise to add the year in the title. 

My one word for the year 2024 is DO. Do as in TAKE ACTION.  I did. Now I have to finish it, so I need to do what I can to get it published.

So many ideas and projects, so little time ....

Monday, August 1, 2022

Stop and Smell the Plumerias


The expression “stop and smell the roses” is not just about flowers or nature, but an encouragement to live life with a deeper gratefulness for the world around us. It is a reminder to slow down and take notice of the people and events of the day, to be present in every moment, seeing beyond the ordinary. It means consciously directing your mind to be aware and attentive to the present moment to be able to experience and enjoy more of the world surrounding you.

Living here in Maui, Hawaii, I would say "stop and smell the plumerias". I did. I just did.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Not As Easy As I Thought It Would Be


I gave up my personal Instagram for this blog. I thought, instead of posting to Instagram, I should be documenting my thoughts here on my blog.  As the title suggests, it is not as easy as I thought it would be. When out dear Italian Greyhound Sonny passed away last Tuesday, I meant to write an entry here and journal my thoughts and feelings. It didn't happen.  Somehow it is easier to post my thoughts on Instagram....

But I must not give up. This is a discipline builder, and focus training for Deep Work.

And so until next entry, a hui hou!

Monday, March 14, 2022

Hello Blog

It's Monday., March 14, 2022 and the Spring Forward Day for this year. was yesterday. I thought today would be a good time to revive this blog (for the nth time - ha! ha!). A quick reminder, Hawaii do not do Daylight Savings Time, so the time difference will increase (or decrease) as what my friend Katy explained I her blog. 

Writing is such cathartic activity, as well as an empowering activity. I wish I have more time to write.  But then again, wishing for more time won't do it. I need to make time for it. And that is what I am doing today. Making time for it.

Lots to write about. Free flow writing. No stressing out. I hope you'd all join me in this writing adventure.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Too Busy and Not Have Enough Time?

I am guilty of often feeling like "I do not have enough time to do what I need to do and what I want to do".  In today's message at Life.Church,  Pastor Craig said a few things that struck me:

1. The greatest enemy of the life that you want might the life that you are now living.

3. You always have the time for what you choose to have time for.

The solution is not "more time", the solution is doing more of "what matters most".

Prayer: God help me to walk slowly enough to experience Jesus fully deeply and love people deeply.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Life is Beautiful, and Hard, and Complicated


I have no idea how I was able to blog daily when I first started blogging here at Liza's Eyeview. At that time I had two small children, I was working full time, and my husband was working 2 jobs. I guess it was really important for me at that time to connect with other moms and the only way for me to do that was online because the only time I had available to do that was when the kids were asleep at night and my husband was still at work.  

Now I have the same need to blog but with a slightly different need for connection. I simply want to journal online as a way for me to document my days, clear my mind, and also be creative; and be inspired as well as inspire others. I have 1001 posts in my mind, I hope to "unload" and upload some of it in

Lots accomplished today and lots to do tomorrow. Now time for me to unplug, read a few pages of DEEP WORK (yes, I bought the paper book!) then go to sleep. Tomorrow is another day. And I am grateful for today.

Playing Jengga

Playing Jenga during his (Brad's) birthday celebration.