A Year on the Great Barrier Reef: 2016 in Review

So This is a bit different to the videos I normally make…

It sums up the incredible year I had on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016, but this is also a message of inspiration to anyone that wants or needs it. A lot of people I went to High School with, or friends I’ve made in various walks of life often tell me about how jealous they are of my life and say their life is so boring in comparison… I live an absolutely blessed life and I am eternally grateful, but I have worked hard to get to where I am, and I’m lucky my talents coincide with my passion and career goals. Anybody can achieve happiness and contentment in their life – realize your worth and make things happen for yourself. Happiness and adventure is waiting for you too, no matter how small or boring you think your life is. You can experience these things too, it all starts when you learn to accept it’s possible.

This is a message to anyone hesitating, or anybody just waiting around. Go and chase your passions and dreams, and do it today. Don’t waste any more of your precious time. Work hard for the right cause, focus on your goals, stay with your passion, try new things and take chances, appreciate and learn from your mistakes, cry when you need to, make amends with people you have wronged and with yourself, love your friends, rest and play accordingly and strive, strive strive until you’re living the life of your dreams, whatever and wherever that may be. Today is your day.

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A Year in Review

This is a bit different to the videos I normally make… It's a message to anyone hesitating, or anybody just waiting around. Go and chase your passions and dreams, and do it today. Realize your worth and make things happen for yourself. Happiness and adventure is waiting for you too, no matter how small or boring you think your life is. You can experience these things too, it all starts when you learn to accept it's possible. Don't waste any more of your precious time. Work hard for the right cause, focus on your goals, stay with your passion, try new things and take chances, appreciate and learn from your mistakes, cry when you need to, make amends with people you have wronged and with yourself, love your friends, rest and play accordingly and strive, strive strive until you're living the life of your dreams, whatever and wherever that may be. Today is your day.http://islandjems.com/Australia.com Visit Queensland, Australia Explore Tropical North Queensland The Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Posted by Islandjems Imagery on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

 

I had an incredible 2016, I had some of the most unbelievable experiences working out at sea and diving the top sites in the Coral Sea. This was the year I made the decision to take the plunge and invest in some high quality underwater camera equipment and I haven’t looked back. I’ve learned much about boats, diving and working/living at sea. Islandjems Imagery as a business over a hobby really took shape in 2016 and I now have so much more invaluable knowledge about the things I’m doing and the things I love. It was a year of rediscovering an ambition and enthusiasm that I hadn’t seen since I was a little girl. Only upwards from here!

Below are some photos I took in January while I was working as the Video/Photo Pro on a Live-aboard dive vessel in the Coral Sea:

 

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