Monday, July 25, 2016

It has been almost four years since my last post on this blog, and I decided it was finally time to utilize this space. I want it to be a place where I can be honest with myself in a way that is usually left for diaries. Although, I don't want to write about my daily life. I want this space to be an experiment in writing on topics, books, events, etc. that are significant to me. I want to find my voice, my opinion, myself.

Most opinions or thoughts I have are heavily influenced by those around me. I was raised to not form my own opinions. As a result, my personality is a scattered reflection of whoever's influence was strongest at the time the opinion was formed. Only in the past 2-3 years have I began to really try to think for myself. I have been journaling, but there is something different about publishing my opinion to the world. Even if no one ever sees the post, it is a brave act of which I have previously been incapable. I'll probably start small with pretty neutral topics, but I'm hoping to build up to some heavier posts.

 I have removed all my old posts. To keep them would be a misrepresentation of myself.

I am currently living on an island called Saba. It is about 5-square-miles of volcanic earth located in the Caribbean Sea. There is not much here, but there is a medical school. David, my husband, is attending that school. We have lived here almost exactly a year. We will be here another 9 months. It has been a major life shift to move here. There is so much I could say on this topic, but I'll leave it for another post. I will say, though, that I have come to love the jungle. Here are some photos.           



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