Reflecting back on the week… it was lit.
I arrived at home in Mississauga at around 1 am, with my luggage, coral/fish species data, suntan and memories I’ll never forget. This week was intellectually stimulating; we swam with Bahamian fish and collected our coral data. This week was exciting; not everyone can say they’ve dived into Monument Bay and saved a hat (ahem Johnathan) and (nearly) beat Thomas in chess.
I’m most thankful for this opportunity because it gave me friends for a lifetime.
Living with strangers (initially), talking to them and spending the week together gave me insight as to what their passions, and dreams were. I touched on this point on my previous blog, but going from living and seeing your friends almost every second of every day to barely seeing each other all week was an adjustment. I find myself constantly reminiscing about the good times we had and all the experiences we shared together, like seeing a school of fish swim past us and a dark purple sting ray.
I guess you can take the girl out of the Bahamas, but you can’t take the Bahamas out of her.