Marnie Masuda is the Executive Director of The Creative Core, a small, mission-based educational consulting and curriculum design company. She is also a freelance writer, muddling-though mom, and passionate travel advocate. Marnie lives on Maui, where you’re supposed to be ready to jump into a bikini and head into the wild surf at any given moment. Not always the case with her, it turns out. She writes about the reality of living, loving and languishing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean—and succumbing to the siren song of far-off lands.