St. John: Unleashed.

This morning I ran into some goats while I was walking to work, and then into some baby chicks eating a chicken wing- which I’m still not ok with- but it has inspired me to share a few pictures of my friends with fins, fur & feathers. I definitely don’t react to seeing chickens or lizards anymore, but I can say I do still get excited when I see goats or cows just walking down the street. They’re so cool. Did you see a pig on your way to work this morning? No? Well, neither did I but I probably will on my way home.

goats playing.jpg

I’m going to assume they were play fighting and that I won’t come home to a dead goat body outside of my front door. 

vic and lizard

The lizards love to hang out on our window screens so I’m used to seeing them within a few feet of my bed, but when they cross the barrier is when I become less ok with them. I like to look at them but they move too fast which freaks me out. I’m more of a leisurely-moving-animal-admirer. So this guy needed to exit my home, so I took a dish towel and knocked him on the floor which I felt extremely guilty about, and then nudged him on out the door. I hope he’s ok, I really do, but I just couldn’t take the chance of waking up with a lizard on my face. I mean who wants to start the day out like that?


I have been snorkeling several times and have had my fair share of run-ins with turtles, but this past weekend was my first time when I actually had my underwater camera on me so I was REALLY excited to get some pictures of these guys. Honestly, they absolutely amaze me. They are so shiny and beautiful and they swim through the water so calmly and gracefully. It is such a blessing to be able to swim around with them in their home and just watch them bob up and down and graze through the bottom of the floor. It’s so. freakin. cool. I hope I never become too spoiled by this island to get over being amazed by them.


Not going to lie, still hold a grudge against these guys for taking Steve Irwin out. I mean I know THIS specific ray was not responsible for the whole ordeal but what can I say? I was a big fan. Anyways, these guys are actually really cool and they way their bodies move throughout the ocean and under the sand is fun to watch. From a distance. 

No pictures of cows or pigs yet because I’m always in the car when I see them, but I promise to keep you updated. I know you’re excited for that. We’ve all see cows and pigs but I think everything is just a little cooler on this island so I just want to share. For some reason I can’t post it here but I made a little video of the turtles and rays swimming around, but it’s on my personal Facebook and I’ll post it too my blog Facebook as well. There are so many very, very cool things in this world and I hope you enjoy seeing some of the things I am seeing. I always get a little hurt when someone gives me jokingly-sarcastic comment about being jealous or telling me to “stop” with the pictures and all of that, because I understand its freezing effing cold and I would be annoyed (in my head) too- but keep in mind, everyone has ability to change their life if they’re not happy. And if you are happy with the life you are living wherever that may be, but just cold, please understand that I worked my ass off for this. I left my home, my family, my friends, to do something I wanted to do and I am just excited and I just want to share it with you. It helps me to feel connected to my life at home when I get to talk about and share what I am doing down here. Let me have my moment 🙂 I can’t wait to support you when you have yours. Xoxo.


2 thoughts on “St. John: Unleashed.

  1. Glad you are doing well and enjoying the nature! I was wondering if you follow “women who live on a rock or rocks” ? They have an interesting FB page, discussing bugs, animals, cisterns and more! Looking forward to more of your writings!


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