It has taken my recent move to Roatan to realize the many special things in my life that I had taken for granted back in the states. The appreciation for every day we have and the opportunities that we get are buried beneath the million things that go on around us. On the island things slow down, you regain your love for each day. Beauty is everywhere you look. You step back a bit in time when you watch the simplicity of the life style and the ease of the day.
My first visit to Roatan was in 2007. It took 8 years and some testing of other islands to realize Roatan had stolen a piece of my heart. In 2013 I decided it was time to return to the island. Making new friends was the first order of business. Finding out there was so many folks from the states and Canada was making this huge decision easier. It wasn’t like we could just cash in our saving and move to an island we have to make a plan, and that we did.
I “retired” from many years of retail customer service and partnered up with a local 10 year resident Expat in a property management and vacation rental company. Every day I ask myself why did I wait so long. Now I am doing what I love, living where I love, on my time. Sharing my love for the island with people that have chosen to plan their vacations here is so rewarding with our new business, East End Roatan Property Solutions. I now assist people in finding their piece of paradise. I don’t just find them a property. I build a friendship, learn their wants, needs and create what I hope is their perfect vacation setting. What a wonderful new spin on a career of customer service.
The East End is special. It is untouched, it is local.
In 2013 on a trip to Roatan I had an opportunity to meet a local woman that I was told is very involved with the schools and children on the island. I had hooked up with Nidia and grabbed my 50lbs of schools supplies and off to Camp Bay we went. What a joyous experience that day was and a start of a wonderful friendship and passion for volunteering.
Roatan Because We Care was created by Nidia Webster, a native Roatan woman that focus on the island children. The work that is put into this cause is a full time job for her. When the day is not filled with delivering schools supplies or desks to the children on the island her focus is the local seniors.
On Wednesday, July 22nd, Roatan Because We Care will be hosting the very first East End Seniors Luncheon, in Punta Gorda – at Spy Glass Hill, Henry’s Cove – in the municipality of Jose Santos Guardiola.
More than 400 seniors over the age of 60 who reside in Roatan’s east end communities have been invited to this event which is sponsored by Live Again Ministries.
Each community will be represented by their oldest member, and these individuals will have a seat of honor and receive a gift basket.
RBWC needs your donations to help cover the cost of these gift baskets containing food staples and personal necessities that many of us take for granted.
Please contact Nidia Webster at 9771-8028 or PM https://www.facebook.com/RoatanBecauseWeCare.
I find there is much more time to enjoy my life here on the island. Life is simple and there is a peace that comes over you here on Roatan. Each day is what you decide to make of it. Weekends are not what I work towards everyday anymore. I live for today and look forward for tomorrow. Every day is filled with a story that I hope to share.