This is the view that greeted us on our first trip together outside the country.
It’s been almost six years since we set off into the Caribbean together on our honeymoon. When I look back on these pictures I remember how nervous I felt about the trip. Would things work out or would the places we stay be nice? I can also recall the excitement of landing in a new country, removed from the people and places we were accustomed to. Conversely, looking back on that first trip also reminds me of some of the mistakes we made due to naiveté and timidness. It makes me realize how far I’ve come as a person; I’m more confident, patient, and considerate then I was six years ago. I’ve discovered that traveling not only opens up new places and experiences, but it can improve you as a person. I am thankful for the opportunities to see some truly wonderful places in this world, but I’m also grateful for those experiences making me a better person.