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Hello Arkians and greatly missed friends.

Much has happened in the last bit, heh? For those of you that haven't heard, Mr. Scribbler and I were hit by a drunk driver on May 28, 2016. My beloved and best friend did not survive the accident and I have spent the last 2 years. 2 months and 3 weeks figuring out the rest of my life and healing; both physically and emotionally.

I'll spare you the details and tell you what's going on at the moment. I have become quite the scuba diver (yay!) Turns out, I must have been a mermaid in a previous life. They call me the fish whisperer because the fish just come right to me. I've always been a water lover but never had the opportunity to dive. It's magical and I could bore you for hours once I get blathering on about it. (but I won't. You are WELcome!)

I also moved. Our plan was to move back to Texas and we were in planning mode at the time of the accident. I discovered that I really couldn't stay in that house any longer, living alone in a life built for two, so I accelerated my efforts. I went down to Galveston Island to look at houses and/or boats to live on and a friend made me promise not to buy anything just yet.

I am now living on the island of Roatan. It's the largest and one of 3 islands off the coast of Honduras. And it is paradise. The diving here is amazing. We have the pleasure of being part of the Mesoamerican reef system which is second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef, which I visited and spread some of Mr. Scribber's ashes in March of 2017. We had been planning a trip there for some time.

Anyway, my island and diving has turned out to be my best physical and emotional therapy. Moving here didn't allow me to leave my shit behind, or instantly make everything perfect. But I have found peace here. Change can be scary and stressful, but missed opportunities are infinitely worse.

I hope this finds everyone well, happy and living life as they choose in their own paradise. 

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Comment by SydTheSkeptic on August 25, 2018 at 2:40pm

Oh m'gosh, Dana. I'm both sorry for your loss and happy for your newfound peace at the same time.  I'm gonna go look up your island.  Would LOVE to see pics of your scuba diving adventures and hear all the stories, as well.

Fish whisperer...nice.

Comment by Chig on August 25, 2018 at 2:50pm

What Syd said. You are so strong!  Drop us some footage of the island to help us escape a bit.

Comment by Dana (scribblers sanctuary) on September 7, 2018 at 2:23pm

Syd - Hello my friend. Be careful what you wish for haha... I've only recently started writing and taking photos again and but I'm happy to share. Thank you so much for your kindness. 

Chig - It's funny - this thing called strength - It feels so much like defeat. But a new scribbler is emerging and I would love to assist in your virtual escape. Thank you 

Comment by ThatGirl on November 16, 2018 at 1:50pm

i remember your writing from LiveVideo. I am so sorry for your loss of your soulmate. I'm also so glad to hear you are seeking and finding ways to honor his memory and fill your space with beauty and experiences to cherish. Warrior Woman. 

Comment by NatureJunkie on January 1, 2019 at 7:59pm

Hello Dana. Of course I read your news about the Honduras move months ago on VH, and here also, but I don't know why I neglected to leave a comment here. Often I see or read something online that deserves more thought and attention than my immediate reaction, and I have good intentions of coming back to it later when I have the concentration to give a matter the respect it deserves. I'm sorry it took me more than 4 months to acknowledge this. I think it's wonderful that you have set forth in a new home, a new country, a new life, while not abandoning anything in your past, and I'm deeply envious of your courage. I hope you'll keep sharing your news with us here.


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