Adventure

Adventure Time ~ A Photo Diary

Hey Guys!!

I can’t believe I’m only posting this now, please forgive me. However, last month I had the opportunity to visit Redonda to participate in a restoration project.

The island of Redonda exists as remnants of an ancient extinct volcano; it is also politically a part of Antigua & Barbuda. It’s currently uninhabited by humans due its nature (no running water, steepness, inaccessible by transport other than helicopters).

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BTW this is all a part of my new job, so you can tell how excited I was for this opportunity. The trip was scheduled for a Saturday at 10 a.m. and once everybody arrived we went through an emergency briefing then it was time to go!!

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Deep Water Harbor, Antigua

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Yepton’s Beach, Antigua
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Hawksbill Beach, Antigua

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Lifestyle

Hey September!

Hey Guys!!!
August is finally over *after countless weeks* & we have four months left in 2017 which I really want to make count.

So it’s a new month, and I’ve started to think about what I actually want to accomplish with my blog going forward. The mission of my blog has always been the same: “To Inspire” and I intend to keep it that way.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

CONTENT

This won’t change much, you’ll still see:

  • Food: In My Kitchen +  #EatOuts
  • Adventure/Island life: Traveling, partying and any other activity i do here in Antigua or abroad
  • Inspiration: Let’s Talk + Motivation Monday

With the addition of:

  • Blog Help: As I discover new ways to improve my blog I’d share them with you *it may or may not be new to you, but it may help someone*
  • In your 20s: This may factor into the inspiration headline, but we all know how stressful this decade can get. I’ll talk about my experiences and what I’ve been learning thus far.
  • Guest Posts: Collaborating with other bloggers or maybe an interview I do with someone because I want to share their story about a particular topic.

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Lifestyle

Currently I Am…. | Pt 1

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Hey Guys!! Hope all is well. Lately, I’ve been experiencing writer’s block and unsure of which direction to take my blog next. Nonetheless I thought of this post which I’ve been seeing quite a bit on other blogs. Basically it’s a mini life update post *which I’ve also been meaning to do since my first post-grad blog post*.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

Currently, I am….

Wearing Business casual clothes five days a week as opposed to the polo, jeans and lab coat/overalls I was wearing at the beginning of the year. Yes, I got a new job! I’m no longer a Laboratory Technician but rather a Technical Data Consultant. Sounds fancy right??

Listening to – I hardly ever listen to new music or albums; if I’m bumping any type of music it’s a mix from Dj Private Ryan or Chromatic Live.

Admiring – Fellow individuals who graduated with or before me as they make a name for themselves in which ever industry they chose. As well as those working towards a greater good. It’s nice to see young people doing more with their lives.

Determined to – Make a name for myself, both in my field of work and in the blogging world. Also just in general, I want to be known for something good.

Watching – The Blacklist on Netflix, Power and Game of Thrones *ultimately the best show on television #TeamArya* Who’s ready for the finale??

Craving – Starbucks, if it’s one thing I definitely miss from America it’s the frappuccinos. Continue reading “Currently I Am…. | Pt 1”

Lifestyle

CARNIVAL VIBES

“Whole year we waiting, and we anticipating…..#WaitingontheStage” 

Well the wait was finally over last week and now we wait again for 2018.

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Real Vibes & Music

Dubbed The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, Antigua’s carnival takes place from the last week of July to the first week of August. The first Monday & Tuesday are public holidays given to people to go out and celebrate. Historically, Carnival is all about emancipation and celebration but over the years it has become very main stream. Nonetheless this year was our 60th anniversary and we had the traditional queen shows/pageants, music (calypso and soca) shows, panorama, Jouvert and parades.

Leading up to the holiday events there’s a wide variety of “pre-carnival” fetes with lots of different themes. However for me, my most anticipated weekend is the one right before the holiday. I shouldn’t even say “weekend” because it technically starts from the Sunday to Tuesday; not sure what happens on Friday/Saturday but ISSA NO.


 

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Inspiration

What’s your FUTURE lookin’ like?

Hey guys!!

It’s been a while huh? Well, I’m still here. Work been keeping me busy, and when I’m not doing that it’s a headache to do anything blog related. Finding inspiration to keep going gets difficult at times, but I try my best to continue this journey. Giving up is not an option.

So, let’s get into today’s post *which should also serve as an inspiration*:
What’s your future lookin’ like?

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The point of a vision board is to illustrate visually what you’d like your life to be like in the future. That may include: family, career, travel and other life goals. Pictures may be taken from the internet, magazines and other illustrations you may have at home.

Designing a Vision Board

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If you’d like to make a physical vision board all you’d need is a bulletin/foam board, pictures, adhesive and other decorative items you may desire. Pinterest is definitely your place to check out for ideas and proper planning methods. Continue reading “What’s your FUTURE lookin’ like?”

Lifestyle

10 Activities To Do This Summer

Woohoo It’s finally Summer.

Well, it officially started last week Wednesday with the longest day of the year.

By now, school should be out and I know most of you have been looking forward to this season for a time to relax.  Usually on summer vacations however, after the first two weeks when you’re all caught up on rest it starts to get boring.

That’s why I’m here to help you out!
If you know you’ll have a lot of free time and unsure of what to do with it, check out my list of activities you can do this summer.

P.S. – Even if you’re not free from school (summer semester) and have extra time on weekends/after work feel free to try an activity.

GET CRAFTY

Check out Pinterest for Summer DIYs that you can do in your spare time. Maybe there was a project you saw somewhere that you always wanted to do? You can make a few things to redecorate your room/apartment/office and even gift them to friends/family.

DIYs for Room Decor

BE ACTIVE

Okay, maybe you didn’t work on that Summer body during the spring or had enough time during school. Well now you have all the time to get your body ready for the next season. Generally though you should always try to remain active for good health. Try a recreational sport, join a gym or simply walk/run in your neighborhood.

Read good books, eat well or at least well enough, be active, sleep. Start caring for oneself. Spring.  Rebirth.  Metaphor. Words.

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Travel

5 Things To Do In Montserrat

Hey Guys!

As promised, here is my third post in relation to my travel weekend for Easter (First, Second). Known as The Emerald isle of the Caribbean, Montserrat provides nothing but lush surroundings, perfect for relaxing or exploring. These are five activities I would suggest to keep you active during your stay. However, I’m pretty sure you can find many others around the island.

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Travel

Weekend Getaway // What’s in my bag?

Hey Guyyysss

Guess what’s this weekend……..Easter “holiday”

That means it’s a long weekend (no work Friday and Monday). However, that doesn’t matter to me, but for those employed *yay!*
This is my first Easter weekend being home since 2012; usually we (my family and I) go camping on one of the neighboring islands. However I felt like doing something different this year, so my best friend and I decided to go to Montserrat!
It was probably her idea initially and I just jumped at the opportunity. =)

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Inspiration

Hey April!

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Hey guys!

Welcome to a new month.  I like the feel of new months, because I think they’re a chance for a fresh start. As cliché as it may sound it’s a great time for a new beginning; forget all about what went wrong last month and focus on the current moment. All the goals you made at the beginning of the year, continue to work on them and set individual steps to reach them. Continue reading “Hey April!”

Lifestyle

Get to Know Me Tag

Hey Guys!!

Due to the growth in followers/views recently, I decided to do a fun little ‘Get to Know Me Tag‘. I thought it would be a great way to reintroduce myself as well as let my new viewers know who I am. I don’t think I’ve ever done one of these before, so the only option previously was to visit my About Me page.
I found this tag online via Root Report and you’re welcome to try it out if you’d like.


(This is me currently, peep the hair growth)

Here we go, get to know me —>

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