Here Comes the Sun: A Mental Spring Cleaning

It’s that wonderful time of year again where chunky sweaters can be ditched for breezy dresses, blankets can begin to make the transition from cozy necessities to picnic settings, and the days all begin to just seem a little bit brighter. The melted snow gone gives the ground a chance to breathe again and with warm days beginning to linger, it feels like the world is taking a big sigh of relief.


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An Island in the Sun: A Photo Diary

Last month, my passport gained its first stamp, my bucket list gained a lot of check marks, and I gained a major sunburn (along with the most amazing Spring Break to date).

In the midst of a seemingly endless winter, my friend, Rebekah, and I sat in a crowded post office filling out paperwork for my passport. While waiting in a line that stretched on forever, we chatted away about plans for Spring Break that, honestly, seemed far fetched at the time. With a blizzard in full force outside, any visions of her sunny home in the Bahamas seemed impossible. But a couple weeks later, with passport and plane tickets in hand, I was stepping out of an airplane onto the soil of a new country.

Stepping into a warm paradise was the perfect way to wash off the winter blues. The Bahamas are also a perfect fit for Rebekah, because both are filled with the most positive, sunny energy imaginable.  And what better way to explore the island than with a tour guide who has lived there her whole life?

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