the guam state: the state of being on island, FOR GOOD.
that is me now. i am literally the egg salad between my sisters as the iconic egg salad sandwich: tirelessly underrated, deceptively simple, yet so awesome when put altogether. and i am now the sad salad...being here holding the fort, back home without them. they both propelled me home. my big sis whom i followed to california remains there and just two weeks ago the baby sister of mine stepped foot off this island and now we have resorted to seeing each other only on google-hangouts.
but hey at least my sister stayed long enough for a night of shenanigans (albeit multiple attempts), beach bumming, and repetitive eating followed by complaining.
yes that's right COMPLAINING. i have now found myself to be THAT person...complaining about the lackluster, thoughtless, deceptive things we would encounter on a daily basis. false advertising and overhyped marketing simply getting away with LIES, LIES, LIES.
BUT this is Guam so i pretty much kept my mouth shut...we stay humbled. we only talk crap to each other. and we grin and bear it. i've come to realize...i can't just sit there and proliferate my hater-ing. i have to actually get off my ass and do something. otherwise, i just become like another one of those people....oblivious to these lies and accepting the shortcomings as status quo.
this is my manifesto. or a tidbit of it. my entire life and everything i've done and am about to do is a declaration of all things that draw me to and pull me away from this god-awful paradise. we leave Guam for that opportunity...to chase that vision...to stimulate growth...and then we come back home to GIVE it all back: to repay our parents, to care for the land and homes we grew up in, to send our kids to the same schools we once went, and to build an empire of hope so that we can make it even better.