In light of the recent success of my 4 part series “Wanna Live in The Virgin Islands”, I feel that it is best if I clarify why I write the blog to begin with.
Moving to The Virgin Islands has been my dream for more than a decade and a half. For a small town girl from Central Illinois, it seemed almost unattainable, ALMOST. Year after year I dreamed and longed for the life I caught a glimpse of in my early twenties. Eventually, it became my reality.
So I write this blog to inspire the ones like me, that have a seed planted inside them that won’t die, the ones, like me, that are not sure how, when, or why, but they HAVE to do it, they have to live somewhere that is almost out of their reach.
I write to them because if I can inspire one person to live their “dream life” by writing my experiences, observations, and insights, then I have changed someone’s world for the better.
This is not to say that I fancy myself a “The Islandologist” or “The Captain of The Virgin Islands”, quite the opposite really, what it says, is that I am a person that moved to a far away land, that I love, and I think there are others that will love it like me.
I write about my experiences and discoveries through the eyes of someone that grew up in small town Illinois, and the suburbs, and I make no apologies for such eyes.
I write with the history of someone who has felt pain and sorrow, and didn’t sit there, she got back up, and she loves hard and strong, and won’t settle for bullshit or scarcity.
I believe that when someone moves here like I did it might be nice to know that things on an island are quirky and odd, and I believe that is where the beauty is, not the opposite. Basically, you have a sense of humor here, or you go ahead and be miserable, same with the rest of life.
Now, that being said, I refuse to write what others see. I will be doing podcasts of what people love about living here, and I would LOVE to have some volunteers if you think you have something to offer the dreamer out there, some part of this island magic that you could show the world. Please let me know if you are interested in telling YOUR story on my podcast. I would be so honored!
But this, this blog, this is my story.