I am so excited to share with you all some pictures from my vacation to the Bahamas a couple of weeks ago. If you have been reading some of my posts you will know that I have been struggling with an anxiety and stress disorder, so flying was so terrifying for me. I mean whenever I thought about getting on a plane to go somewhere, the worst came to mind; So for me to have actually gone through with this vacation was a huge milestone in my recovery process. My sister Graduated college and all she wanted was a vacation, so I had to put my fears aside and get on that plane. I did have a couple of nightmares weeks prior to the trips, and the week before leaving I had serious panic attacks; but I did not let that stop me.
We stayed at the Breezes Resorts in Nassau, Bahamas. It was such an amazing experience for me. This was my first time leaving the country since I left Haiti in 2003; so I was super excited about that. Being that I am from the Caribbean, I was excited to see blue water again. I don’t know if it’s only me but the water in the U.S is not as clear and beautiful like the one who see in the Caribbean. The resort was beautiful, I mean waking up everyday to the sound of the ocean and the birds singing in the trees was really magical.
The island itself is beautiful. Being that I have been in New Jersey for the past 13 years, I was so excited to see coconut trees, mango trees and much more. I felt like I was back home for a bit. But if you want to really experience that real Island life, get yourself a car and start driving around. One thing we learned was that staying at the resort is not experiencing the island life. Where the resorts are Located in Nassau is very Americanized, so it was really excited to drive around and see what the island is really like.
The best thing about the vacation was the unlimited food and drink at the resort. If you’re ever going to the Bahamas and cannot afford the Atlantis, go to the Breezes Resort. When they say its super inclusive, they really mean it. They feed you so well and the drinks are so good. I probably gained over 5 lbs from the 6 days I spent there. The staff and the people are so welcoming that you really do not want to leave. On our last night we had dinner at one of their restaurant and the food was to die for. They also have land and water activities included, so I was living the dream.
Traveling with the best people in the world also made everything so much more fun. I am definitely planning more vacations now that I am less anxious and scared. God has blessed me so much in the last few months health wise. I am so much happier and healthier and I am going to enjoy life. I was so scared and imprisoned in my own mind that I was missing out on so much. I am so glad I serve a God of healing. Hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took. Sorry for the poor quality, they were taken on a phone. Hopefully this encourage you guys to step outside of your comfort zone and go somewhere this summer.