One specific skill I learned is how to be level headed. Much of this was learned through both light and heavy work. Weeding is light work but requires a lot of mental focus. Clearing a patch is heavy work and while it still requires much mental strength, physical focus follows. Through both types of work, I’ve learned to continually be level headed and as uncle dean puts it, makaʻala.
My connection to this Wahi Pana and its stewards has grown immensely over the course of nine months. Through all of my trials and tribulations, I have felt that everyone at Hoʻokuaʻāina has been a strong support system for my well-being and for that, I am forever grateful. I love everyone there and will continue to be there as much as I can.