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The Year in Review

Rule no. 1 for bloggers is that you should never ever apologize for it being so quiet here and not posting for a while.   So I won’t. (But I’m sorry, really).   Rule no. 2 for bloggers seems to be that, at the end of the year, you write a post to review one thing or another. So let’s join and review the past year.   The Good…   Does it make me sound like an arrogant jerk when I say my life is awesome? I don’t care: My life is awesome. Period.   Therefore, it’s a bit hard to […]

A Dry Spell

Did I write a few months ago that my life was actually really boring? Well, look at me now.   I am back home to catch up with friends and family. It’s been over a month now, and slowly I’m starting to ask myself why on earth I planned to go home for at least three months. Couldn’t I just have done a three week holiday? Like, you know, the majority of the working population?   It’s interesting to see how quickly you get used to all the luxury again. The hot showers. The wine. The cheese! It is also […]

Four things I’ve learned from my scuba students.

Hurray! I have been an instructor for exactly one year now. Let’s celebrate and look back at the life-lessons I have learned from my scuba students in the past year (and hope they learned at least as much from me).     People will always come up with ways to surprise you.   Even when you think you’ve seen it all and are prepared for every possible scenario, one of your students will come up with something that just leaves you thinking “what…the…hell..??” Like my first Open Water student who decided that the best way to remove and replace her […]