First Post: From Dreams to Reality
Here’s the first post! (I’ve never blogged before so please don’t judge me)
Being a Marine Biologist was always a dream of mine, but that dream was soon crushed by that one teacher who basically said I wasn’t smart enough to do triple science (triple science = biology A-level = marine biology at uni = marine biologist). So this got me down for a while, it’s all I wanted to do, I felt lost. This was until I stumbled across Falmouth University and saw the course Marine & Natural History Photography; everything I wanted to do without the pressure of science! Don’t get me wrong, science interests me, it’s just not my strong point.
In order to partake in the marine section of the course, I had to get my PADI Scuba Diving qualification; The best decision I’ve ever made. Diving brings me so much joy and peace. Exploring the underwater world is something I would highly recommend it to anyone; it supresses stress/anxiety and for someone who suffers with this, scuba diving is the ideal sport.
(few pics from our 2nd year trip to Marsa Alam, Egypt)
So in February (next month), I will be travelling to the small island of Malapascua, Phillipines, to complete my Divemaster and Open Water Scuba Instructor qualifications, with some extra things along the way. I will be doing this with Thresher Shark Divers who have been incredibley helpful before I’ve even arrived. I cannot wait to finally take the first step towards a career I’ve been working towards for a long time, and for anyone who knows me, I can’t wait to get out of the city and be by the ocean!
Life’s too short to wait for the ‘right moment’ to do what you want; all it takes is self belief!
Of course I’m scared, as well as nervous (but a good nervous?). I’m going to be under a lot of pressure, physically and mentally, but this is what I’ve been working and training for and it’s about time my dreams become a reality.
I’m setting up this blog as I embark on one of my biggest adventures yet, to become an OWSI (open water scuba instructor), to share my experiences along the way, to share tips for ‘future’ divers and to share my memories and photos with you. I will also be indulging into my passions and interest for all things the ocean, scuba diving and travelling.
I hope you enjoy 💙