Wow!!! less than twenty-four hours until I’ll be landing in the Little Cayman Islands! I have been waiting for this departure, since I first got accepted to go! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous! The fact that I get the opportunity to leave the country and explore on of the most sacred reefs in the world is incredible!! All this packing, pre-research, and reading have gotten me a little stressed, but the adventures, friends, and marine life waiting for me are worth the worries! I am so excited to explore and dive the coral reefs alongside other students to have a better understanding of our reef ecosystems! I am most excited to dive in on of the warmest and clearest waters around the world with some of the best researchers out there! I am honestly most scared of leaving the country without my parents. These two and half weeks away from my closest friends and family will be very difficult especially with little service to connect. I will be blogging while I am away, but very limited due to the fact of the amount of people using the wifi in the facility were staying at! This will be the best adventure yet!!