Cayman Islands


I laid on the deck of the boat and closed my eyes, willing myself to remember. Everything. The sounds of the crashing ocean, echos of laughter at the helm, the trace of salt water on my lips. I opened my eyes and watched sunset. Beginning, middle, and end, the orange clouds spreading like threads of cotton candy. I couldn’t remember the last time I watched the sun set, but I vowed to again soon because it held the promise of an even brighter tomorrow.

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  1. Rachel Tatem

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Wanna know a crazy? My sister is moving their in a year. The man she is marrying in January is from there. So beautiful! Love the way you thread your word to make such a fully formed picture!

  2. Mindy Kaye

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Just the smile alone on your face tells a story all of its own. Awesome!!! Enjoy, I am wishing me some tropical feeling!!!

  3. Kate Douthwright

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so jealous! It’s so cold up here in Massachusetts right now, I need a boat, ocean and sun like I need air right now. You deserve a break though, hope you had a nice day off 🙂


    November 17th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Nice shot of you! Now on a boat…in the Cayman Islands…that’s a way to watch a sunset!!! =)

  5. Regina Marie

    November 17th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    There really is nothing in the world like being on a boat watching sunset. It’s one of the things I’ve formed my life around! (ie living on a sailboat and living in southern FL)

  6. Penny Wolfe

    November 17th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Great photo of you. I feel happiness just looking at it!!

  7. Carla Barnett

    November 17th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Oh, that looks so awesome!

  8. Alicia White

    November 17th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I do this EVERYTIME I travel. I try to will myself to remember all the sites, sounds, and smells around me. Try to soak in the relaxation of that time to remember it during any stressful times. Thanks for the reminder this morning!

  9. Cat

    November 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Wow! looks amazing on that boat, lovely photographs 🙂 I adore seeing the sun setting over the sea. sigh* x

  10. Heather Mompean

    November 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful images, beautiful moment! Enjoy Jasmine! You deserve a little salt on your lips and wind in your hair!

  11. karen

    November 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm


  12. Denise

    November 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The sights & sounds from my Caribbean trips is the "happy place" I think of while sitting in a dentist’s chair.

  13. MartaV

    November 17th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Great photo of you! You look so happy, carefree.

  14. James B.

    November 17th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Beautiful gallery, perfect weather and good looking angles. Thanks for the share

  15. Brent Pilgrim

    November 17th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    So… frikin’… jealous…!

  16. Denise Prichett

    November 17th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Jasmine, Enjoy your time away!!! Thank you so much for all that you share with us.

  17. Tara Wheaton

    November 17th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    This makes me so wish I didn’t get seasick!

  18. Erin Oveis Brant

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:03 am


  19. alex woods

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Your descriptions make me want to visit the beach. I love to see the ocean and enjoy the cool breeze as it touches my face. I hope you enjoyed your time there. As for me, I still need to wait for a few months before I get to go to the beach.

  20. Brighton Wedding Photographer

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I am quite jealous! We’ve been dreaming of sailing now for more years than I care to admit. Maybe in another 5 years we’ll get there!

  21. charlotte

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    J*!!! Words cannot fully describe what it meant to me to meet you and tell you how much your blog has helped me in the past few years. I am so grateful to you for sharing your story with us and for encouraging us all to take a leap of faith. Because of your courage, I have become one of your biggest advocates! Let’s make Chucktown happen in 2012!!! And to see my photo credit on your blog is like a dream come true…seriously, THANK YOU! You are awesome and it was so lovely meeting you!!! Hope you made it home safely! XO! Char

  22. Jen Smith

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Looks dreamy! And not just because my pal Charlotte snapped it. I know she was thrilled to meet you and soak up the sun with all those inspiring Engage 11 peeps!

  23. Jodie Lemke

    November 20th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    wow! Love this. I hope you had a fantastic time!!

  24. Hannes Uys

    November 21st, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Absolutely STUNNING. Living the life.

  25. tardy

    November 21st, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    awesome. just awesome.

  26. Alina K

    December 1st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    went to cayman islands several months ago! absolutly loved it! stunning pictures!