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Planning a Honeymoon

Nothing fancy to see here.

Just a little conversation within myself.

Went to book our honeymoon snorkeling trip inside a submerged crater, then I thought, “I wonder if I did this already,” checked, found booking made in February, thought, “Oh that’s nice of me to wriggle in so early…”

Then I remembered when I made that booking—

Back when I was having anxiety attacks every 48-72 hours back while teaching K-12, (and truly, the teaching part was fine, but all the other social-emotional strains were…not handled with empathy,) and while I was clawing for lights at the end of tunnels, I must have dreamed of craters—

Okay, so—

I have that light—

Must find other lights to book…

We already have star-watching on a different night, too—

Airbnbs in Maui and Lanai—

Plans for bar under man-made waterfalls—

What’s the next thing you book in Hawaii?

Luau?

I am so terrified of missing something important.

What the hell zipped by me in life, that I suddenly concern myself with missing all the other “importants”?

Need to get ferry tickets so we can make it from Maui to Lanai and back…

Then there’s the transportation on Lanai; do I suck it up and rent a Jeep, even though it terrifies the poops out of me, or do I see if there are alternate options for getting to the Lanai Cat Sanctuary and the shipwrecked beach…

To-do List

  • Collaborate with Chase on luau options over dinner (always best to talk about food with food, or I’ll suddenly need to consume worlds of sugar)
  • Book the ferry tickets
  • Contact Lanai Airbnb to see if they know alternate transportation methods so I don’t have to drive a jeep through a jungle (or face the fear and book that jeep for cruising island jungles)

I can’t find my brain.

Where did I put my brain—

WHY DO PEOPLE PLAN WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOONS SO CLOSE TOGETHER AHHHHH “well you decided to do that, actually; no one told you to flank them together; you could have easily wedged two weeks into the middle—”

NO—

STOP—

MAYBE I SHOULD BOOK TWO CRATER SNORKELINGS

TWO LIGHTS AT END OF TUNNEL

OR THREE CRATERS

MANY CRATERS

SO MANY TUNNEL LIGHTS

YOU’RE TYPE-SCREAMING
WHICH MEANS IT’S TIME
FOR CHILL OUT HAWAII MUSIC

That’s better.

…So we practiced making candles for the wedding last night. Two of the three of them are lovely. The other one, I’m probably saving for an at-home burn…

If you use glitter with candles, you either go big or go home.

You don’t simply “sprinkle” glitter.

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Author:

Kourtnie McKenzie holds an MFA (Fiction) from Fresno State and a BA in English (Literature Studies) from Cal State Fullerton. When she isn't writing novellas, she's moonlighting as a professor at Fresno City College and College of the Sequoias. To read more of her writing, visit Kourtnie.net.

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