Written By:

Melody Steele

Current Rock of Residence:

Dominica

Island Girl Since:

December 2015

Originally Hails From:

Oregon, USA

Melody has always been one who enjoys the finer things in life – mani/pedis, drinking tap water, dryers, NOT being eaten alive by possibly Zika-infested mosquitoes, and actually doing her hair. But recently, Melody has said goodbye to all of those luxuries and moved herself, her husband, and her 2 year old son to a Caribbean gem called Dominica to fulfill her husband’s lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.

As one of the newest island dwellers on this rock, Melody has learned that one does not simply “grocery shop” on the beautiful island, laundry is another world, and never, under any circumstance, should you drink the water when it’s brown! Amid the crazy adventures that she is frequently immersed in, Melody is learning to laugh when things don’t go as planned, and that the simplified island life may be just what she has been longing for.

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