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 Still Out Here!

    06 Dec 2012

    My dearest Better Lifers, I’m still out here! But, boy oh boy, do I miss you! My blog conversion is taking waaaaaaaaaaay longer than anticipated. When frustration mounts, I pause and remind myself of our Better Life principles: Breathe. Remember that it all gets done – it all always gets done. Refocus on the good [ more… ]

  • Hiatus & Blog Improvements: Your Input Sought!

    19 Oct 2012

    Greetings, my Better Lifers!  I hope you are enjoying each and every day. My days have been a flurry of Discovery Day celebrations, family visits to the island, my Stateside visit and requisite errands, upcoming friend visits to the island and more. In addition to the usual “island busy,”  I’ve also been working more on freelance writing projects and having fun developing [ more… ]

  • October 12 – Three Reasons to Celebrate

    12 Oct 2012

    Today, October 12, is a special day. Why? In addition to simply celebrating another day of Better Life, here are my top three reasons to celebrate today. Reason # 1 – Discovery Day On Monday, October 8, the United States (and other countries) observed “Columbus Day” as a holiday.  Similarly, today, the Bahamas (and other countries) [ more… ]

  • My Love of Music

    10 Oct 2012

    Music. One of my passions. From as early in life as I can remember, my home and heart have been filled with music. The music of my childhood. Both of my parents played instruments as youngsters, have good singing voices and love music. Throughout my childhood in the 70’s, joyous sounds of singing and old records regularly [ more… ]

  • Swimming Pigs (and video!)

    08 Oct 2012

    ” . . . when pigs fly!” How ’bout when pigs swim?! Yes, it’s true. Pigs swim. At least, island pigs swim! I’ve posted about this before as part of an evening boat excursion, but it’s just too fun a topic not to revisit. Besides, the pigs really warrant their own post! So, the scoop . . . [ more… ]

  • The Wild, Wild West (Jackson Hole & Yellowstone)

    04 Oct 2012

    As I’ve commented before, the Better Life can be enjoyed regardless of the setting. And this island girl travels! Most recently, Beau and I enjoyed a journey into the Wild, Wild West – an area of the United States that neither of us had previously explored.  In short, it was fantastic! Jackson Hole, Wyoming This area still [ more… ]

  • Island Back-Story Take Two

    25 Sep 2012

    Good morning, Better Lifers! Today’s post is a revised version of an earlier post from March 16, 2012, giving you the background of how I first discovered this island on a family vacation in my teenage years.  Having combed through my storage unit when I was last in Florida, I retrieved old photo albums.  So [ more… ]

  • Dawn of a New Day

    22 Sep 2012

    Good morning, Better Lifers!  What a glorious day.  I hope you take a moment from your busy Saturdays to simply breathe, look around you, and smile. I’ve been rather contemplative lately.  I just feel so FULL of Life, in a quiet, contented way.  I think perhaps my senses are becoming more finely tuned to the [ more… ]

  • Stepping on a Sea Urchin

    18 Sep 2012

    Last week, I blogged about Angel’s medical emergency, but I’m overdue to fill you in on mine . . . As regular readers may recall, the end of July was a fun, but particularly hectic, time for me. During a brief lull one Sunday, Beau went out diving (free-diving and spear-fishing) for the day, and [ more… ]

  • Fragments of a Thursday: Golf Carts, Dogs and Aloe

    13 Sep 2012

    G’day, Better Lifers!  I’m having a delightful Thursday and thought I’d share some of it with you.  This isn’t a comprehensive view of the day, but is a glimpse into some of the little snippets that are blending together to bring me joy today. First of all, this post is a labor of love because [ more… ]

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