I’ve always been a writer. I fell in love with words at a very young age. I couldn’t read enough by the time I was five, and I dabbled in my own little writing projects off and on throughout the years, though it didn’t really become a serious hobby until I was eleven. For me, writing isn’t just a way to tell a story, or to document an experience. It’s a way to permanently capture a memory.
Dawn breaks over Tobbaco Caye, a small island on the Barrier Reef of Belize. I open my eyes as the palm trees greet the first rays of light. I will have my first deep dive today! A wave of excitement surges over me. I jump up, don my swimsuit, rush through breakfast and head […]