About: 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:

  • I’m A Real Blonde

    06 Feb 2013

    I’m a real blonde. (I declare this proudly, as though it actually matters.) And yet, we can all use a little help… Background of a Blonde Born blonde, I grew up in a southern state where we frequently went boating on the weekends and to the ocean for local vacations. It was also an era [ more… ]

  • Simplicity

    01 Feb 2013

    Welcome to your February and your weekend, Better Lifers. Soon, the day will kick in fiercely. But, for the moment, I am quiet and contemplative. I am enjoying . . . Peace of simple things. Contentment through gratitude. Happiness in appreciating beauty. Rejuvenation in the quiet. Nature Says It Best . . . Like last [ more… ]

  • WRITE!

    29 Jan 2013

    As we rolled into the new year, plenty of people were blogging and Facebooking and Tweeting about reflections on 2012 and bright ideas for 2013. As you know from my new year’s video greeting, I didn’t spend much reflective time during the hectic holiday season. Since then, however, I’ve tried to give such contemplation its [ more… ]

  • Angel Antics

    25 Jan 2013

    My beloved dog, Angel, frequently takes center stage – even boasting an entire Page about her on this blog. Lately, however, I don’t feel like I’ve written about Angel as much as I used to. Perhaps that’s a good thing; maybe it means my world is expanding and she is not the primary focus of [ more… ]

  • What?! Seasick?!

    23 Jan 2013

    I am 41 years old, and I have never been seasick. Ever. Until Saturday . . . A Beautiful Morning Saturday dawned into a beautiful morning. Beau and I had several projects to take care of – a typical Saturday morning – but we both commented on what a pretty day it was. A good [ more… ]

  • Bush Medicine

    18 Jan 2013

    Hello, Better Lifers!  It has been a series of beautiful days in the Bahamas.  For example, yesterday looked like this all day  . . . Today is overcast and squally, but it is still beautiful to me!  I’m also enthusiastic about the day because I am feeling much better.  Thank you for all of your [ more… ]

  • The Flu Visits The Island

    16 Jan 2013

    Alas, my island paradise is not immune from the ills of the world, figuratively and literally. U.S. Epidemic Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched news outlets report on the epidemic outbreak of flu in the United States, seeing maps of the country covered in red to indicate how widespread the illness is this season.  [ more… ]

  • Life Had Other Plans For Me (Better Life Theme Song)

    09 Jan 2013

    Great day to you, Better Lifers! Today, I am excited to announce something new for the blog . . . I previously wrote about my love of music.  Before too long, you’ll also read about my love of books.  Certain books (and a few blogs) were pivotal in my journey from Before to Now, from [ more… ]

  • Happy New Year 2013!

    03 Jan 2013

    Happy New Year, Better Lifers!  I hope you enjoy my very first “Vlog” – video blog post.  Click on the video player below to view.   I’d love to hear your comments about this vlog, or any reflections regarding your 2012 or what 2013 has in store for you!  Welcome to another year together!

  • Santa Brings Our New & Improved Blog!

    22 Dec 2012

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Better Lifers! I’m delighted to present you (and myself!) with this holiday gift of a new and improved blog! The Big Unveiling . . . For those of you who participated in our Facebook discussion and cast a vote for the new blog header, I hope you’re pleased (and amused) [ more… ]

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