by Josie O’Neal-Odom ’19
Tonight was the first night dive for our group, and the courage I witnessed was astounding. Multiple people were nervous about diving in the dark, but they overcame their worries and really enjoyed themselves. Bonaire is a truly special place because it has a laid-back atmosphere that allows its residents to not be concerned with outward appearances. Since we have been here, I have learned to let go and not worry as much as I usually do. During our time here, people have been more open about their emotions and fears than is usually expected. This relaxed atmosphere allows us to focus more on our service, and less on superficial things. This is just one of the reasons I love Bonaire, it changes everything for the better.