I HATE PRIVATE LIFE

I hate private life. I grew up at a home where everyone at every time was welcomed.
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Lake Malawi , Malawi

A bed and breakfast on Lake Malawi.  

Its 10:30 pm, baby and husband are sleeping, and I'm finally sitting down to "start my blog".  I have nothing planned and all is quiet and blank for a few seconds, and then this quote and moment flash across my minds eye. I came across it while traveling in Malawi and it has been in my heart ever since. " I hate private life. I grew up in a home where every one at every time was welcomed."  My siblings will laugh if they read this because I came home from my travels in Africa  (circa 2010) and painted a large replica of this quote on cardboard and hung it in our family room.  

This all makes sense because blogs enable private matters to reveal themselves out into the public.  I am not a private person and do not want a private life. I want to share about my life. About my past, about my current, and about my future manifestations and desires. It feels good to share, and I have always found it healing to read the private inner-workings of other peoples hearts and minds. I believe the truth sets us free and reading others exposed truths can bring a deep resonance inside of us- connecting us to ourselves, human kind, and the universal truths that thread through us all.  Really feeling less alone in this maze of life.

This will be my digital space where I can collect, archive, and share. Be it business, family, spiritual, creative, collaboration, art, memories. It may be thoughtfully executed, or it may be stream of consciousness. No Rhyme, No Reason other than for me to share and publish inspired parts of this lifetime as Perri Ricci (formerly Perri Kaminoff, DBA PUKA PERRI).  And you are all welcome at anytime.

Happiness is only real when shared. - Christopher McCandless

This quote has been repeating itself around me lately. This stage of my life has been the happiest by far and also the most shared.  I share almost every waking hour of my life with someone I love, that loves me. I find this interesting. I studied economics in college so naturally I see Happiness on the Y axis and Time Shared on the X axis and a positively sloping line. Sharing life and happiness seems to have a self reinforcing effect.

Meet my mom and dad, whom raised me in the home where everyone was welcome. and meet my husband and son whom I share every day of my life with. 

This is my Dad Rick Kaminoff. He is a renaissance man from queens. Builder of thy Kingdom, Kamp Kaminoff. An intimidator, a brilliant mind, a family man, and a 5.0 Tennis player with an an impeccable eye for beauty.  He caretakes us and makes us all laugh, especially my mom who still gets a kick out of him after 30 years of marriage, 4 kids, and a whole lot of craziness under his roof. His ambitions have always been high and his hard work has paid off in many forms of success. Hoping he retires soon to a beach near me where he can dwell in the sun.     Bamboo Forrest, Maui

This is my Dad Rick Kaminoff. He is a renaissance man from queens. Builder of thy Kingdom, Kamp Kaminoff. An intimidator, a brilliant mind, a family man, and a 5.0 Tennis player with an an impeccable eye for beauty.  He caretakes us and makes us all laugh, especially my mom who still gets a kick out of him after 30 years of marriage, 4 kids, and a whole lot of craziness under his roof. His ambitions have always been high and his hard work has paid off in many forms of success. Hoping he retires soon to a beach near me where he can dwell in the sun.

 

Bamboo Forrest, Maui

Their shared happiness shines through. They raised my siblings and I to be inclusive and welcome others into our home and family. They are also ridiculously good looking. Kuau, Maui

Their shared happiness shines through. They raised my siblings and I to be inclusive and welcome others into our home and family. They are also ridiculously good looking. Kuau, Maui

This is my bobmshell of a Mom Andrea Kaminoff.  She devoted her life to taking care of her family and is always making the circle bigger. Her high energy is infectious and anyone that orbits with her is taken care and made feel very special. As head of programming and community relations at Kamp Kaminoff, she is always keeping the activity interesting, the space beautiful, and the menu delicious. She runs circles around us all and is strong as hell. She has recently been promoted to Grandmawww and loves her grandbaby. The continues to dream big in creating her perfect empty nest life.   Kuau, Maui

This is my bobmshell of a Mom Andrea Kaminoff.  She devoted her life to taking care of her family and is always making the circle bigger. Her high energy is infectious and anyone that orbits with her is taken care and made feel very special. As head of programming and community relations at Kamp Kaminoff, she is always keeping the activity interesting, the space beautiful, and the menu delicious. She runs circles around us all and is strong as hell. She has recently been promoted to Grandmawww and loves her grandbaby. The continues to dream big in creating her perfect empty nest life. 

Kuau, Maui

This picture of my dad is just epic. El Jefe. Mamas Fish House, Maui

This picture of my dad is just epic. El Jefe. Mamas Fish House, Maui

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My Husband and I before babies

This is my husband Matias Ricci. In 2013 our roots intertwined and we have been growing together ever since. He keeps me grounded and doesn't let me float too high in the clouds. Our marriage has been the sweetest and safest container to live, create, and grow in.  He loves our family and he loves to surf, and the rest of it he does gracefully. He's not perfect, I'm not perfect, our marriage isn't perfect, but together as a team we are better people and doing better work in this world.

Kuau, Maui 2014

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Luka Kalani Ricci

My Boy. The eternal sunshine in my heart. He also hates private life and told me he prefers that we live in a village. More on him and how he got here in the next post.