Move first, then figure the rest out. It’s no surprise that a young software developer might take an “agile” approach to relocating without a job or a plan. After all, they are taught to minimize up-front planning and instead rely on frequent testing and quick adaptation. When Jackie decided to move back to Hawaii, she […]Read more "Welcome home, Jackie Wijaya"
Friends, family, and local food. The 3 Fs are typical reasons for kamaaina to move back home to Hawaii. But, having his daughter see Grandma’s smile only once a year caused a different F to drive Brian Dote to make the move back to Hawaii…fricken lame. Brian grew up in Waipahu, went to the University […]Read more "Welcome home, Brian Dote"
Some kamaaina abroad may be afraid that there are no relevant jobs to come home to. I’m hoping these homecoming stories will help ease their fears. Sometimes one right move is all is takes. Take Aaron Fujimoto, a Kauai native with engineering degrees from UH and UCLA. When living in California, Aaron knew he wanted to […]Read more "Welcome home, Aaron Fujimoto"
I haven’t blogged since my days as a new mommy but I’m jumping once more into the blogosphere, fueled by a new mission: bringing kama`aina back home. This blog will share awesome stories of kamaaina who’ve made the journey home and are making it work in Hawaii. Civil Beat has an entire section on how tough it […]Read more "Welcome home, Rex Jakobovits"