About: Dawn

Dawn
Profile: Dawn is a writer-lawyer-educator-traveler. As the creator and author of this blog, Dawn describes her experiences as a big-city American lawyer who left it all behind for a simpler, happier life on a small island in the Bahamas, where she now works as a freelance writer and enjoys the antics of her beloved dog, beau, neighbors, friends and family.

Posts by Dawn:

  • Foodie Friday: Giant Lobster Head

    08 Mar 2013

    You’re probably familiar with lobster tails as a primo meal, perhaps even lobster claws. But have you ever eaten the head of a lobster?  Lots of people believe there’s no meat in the head of a lobster or it’s not good to eat. I beg to differ . . . What Kind of Lobster Are [ more… ]

  • Weekend Getaway – Bahamas!

    28 Feb 2013

    Welcome (almost) to your weekend, Better Lifers! I will soon unplug and take off for a little island-hopping this weekend. Meanwhile, I leave you with a treat for your own weekend getaway, even if it’s just in your imagination for the time being . . . From Paris to the Bahamas My blogging pal, Jacki, [ more… ]

  • The Business of Blogging

    27 Feb 2013

    What a week! After kicking off this anniversary with a roundup of the first year, we engaged in hearty thanks, and described the birth and evolution of this blog. Today I’ll give you a behind-the-scenes peek at the business of blogging. This is merely snippets of observation from my own perspective. Anyone who is seriously [ more… ]

  • Birth of a Blog

    26 Feb 2013

    Ahhh, blogging.  A year and a few months ago, I didn’t know a thing about it.  And then . . . Origin I began to think it might be interesting to start a blog. I’d been writing a lot lately for personal projects and feeling like I wanted to write more. Frankly, I don’t really [ more… ]

  • Anniversary Thanks

    25 Feb 2013

    Happy Anniversary Week! Let the celebration continue. 🙂 Some of you may have watched the Academy Awards and the accompanying hoopla. In this award season, people write up their notes and practice their thank-you speeches.  Of course, I have not won an Oscar (although I DID get a sweet Liebster Award recently. Woot! Woot!) But [ more… ]

  • 1st Anniversary Roundup

    23 Feb 2013

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BETTER LIFERS! Happy birthday! Happy Blogoversary! Just plain ol’ happy happy! TODAY marks one year of blogging at Choosing the Better Life. Thank you for joining me on this thrill ride. I’ve got more to say (what a shock, I know) about one year of blogging and two years of island living. More [ more… ]

  • Announcing Foodie Friday! (Steamed Fish Dinner)

    22 Feb 2013

    Well, y’all, I’m trying something new . . . Various Bahamian dishes and this new Foodie Friday series! Of course, this is not a food blog, and I’m not really a foodie. I’m certainly no chef! I like cooking just fine, but it’s not one of my biggest passions or talents. That said, I LOVE [ more… ]

  • The Liebster Award for Blogs!

    19 Feb 2013

    Did I Just Win a Blogging Award?! Well, kinda, maybe, sorta. Have you ever heard of the Liebster Award? I certainly had not. So, imagine my surprise to find I’ve been nominated for one! (I wish I could tell you more about the blog/blogger who nominated me and give her the hearty PROPS she deserves. [ more… ]

  • Sunsets and New Beginnings

    12 Feb 2013

    The Week Kicks In As with most Mondays, mine kicked off yesterday with a flurry of activity . . . getting ready for our upcoming blog anniversary (woot! woot!), catching up on email and social media stuff from my mostly-unplugged weekend, composing a long overdue response email to one of my besties, working on a [ more… ]

  • Behold the Islands of the Bahamas – by Mail Boat

    08 Feb 2013

    Lately, the Bahamas has been making the news (in good ways)! Behold The Islands of the Bahamas Did you notice the oh-so-pricey, but very well done, advertisement that the Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism aired during the Super Bowl?  Beau and I were watching the game (and commercials!) at a local bar. As one particular ad [ more… ]

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