Hi Guys. My name is Armand. I`m 19 years old and my dream is to GO TO THE BAHAMAS.
Regardless of what I would do there, just going there and experiencing the tropics has been A Long Time Dream of mine.
I don`t know exactly where it started but for some reason, the Bahamas is calling me.
Anyone who really knows me would tell you I am an absolute lover of the ocean and that I am obsessed and In Love with the idea of going to and even someday maybe living in the Bahamas.
I am currently studying accounting at Stellenbosch University but in reality, my love lies with the ocean and travelling the world. I am constantly on you tube watching and experiencing a different dream life abroad in a variety of places. My bucket list is growing like swimming with whales in Tonga, Diving in the Great Blue Hole in Belize, Seeing the Aurora Lights in Finland, Scuba Diving The Great Barrier Reef, Going to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and so I could go on and on and on.
But out of everything… The Bahamas… I want to see the Glass Window Bridge where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. I want to see the Swimming Pigs and the Iguanas island that I`ve seen a million times online. I want to swim through the Plane Wreck at Norman`s Cay… But MOST OF ALL…
I want to DIVE WITH THE TIGER SHARKS AT TIGER SHARK ISLAND.
I recently came across the you tube channel. “The Bucket List Family”… In one of their more recent videos the husband, Garrett, he went went to go dive with the sharks and this was the first time I`ve came across this activity in the Bahamas. It was around 12:45 at night after coming back from studying…. I saw this video and I lost it. I can`t remember the last time I became that excited and even emotional about anything. I got chills and tears and even more reason to go to the Bahamas.
TO GIVE YOU A BIT MORE INSIGHT ABOUT ME AND TO SHOW YOU THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I MADE UP JUST FOR A STORY…
In 2017, I took a picture of myself in front of a picture of the Bahamas, with a page in my hand saying: Bahamas 2019, with the date and my signature… That is my goal I set out for myself. I did not know how or when exactly but I knew it must happen. (If I could added more pictures I would.. Or I can send it to you).
In the residence I live in… The whole summer in my dorm, I was walking around in Board shorts and a typical beach hat (I call it my Bahamas Hat). All my friends knew where I was in the Bahamas (Mentally).
At my desk, on the right, I have a painted picture of a Surfboard in the Bahamas Flag colours. On the left I have a picture of me paddleskiing in my current happy place, Yzerfontein. Just beneath that, I have a printed picture of an Instagram post by immersebahamas and my comment and their reply on it. I commented about my dream of living and going to in the Bahamas and how Gary Vaynerchuck motivates me (since one of his quotes is used in the picture) and them replying that it would one day become true.
I also have folders in Instagram of saved images. One called GaryVee because if you know him, you would understand.
I have one dedicated to Bahamas called B.I.A.M. I`m going to tell you what it stands for and hopefully you will keep it a secret since less than a hand full of people knows what it stands for. IT REPRESENTS MY LIFE GOAL AND DREAM. My Dream Car is a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor. I have a massive framed picture of the one from Gone in 60 seconds against my bedroom wall at home and it will forever be my dream car so nothing beats going to sleep seeing that car. Therefore if you add 1 + 1…. BAHAMAS IN A MUSTANG. In one sentence… If someone asks me what my definition is of reaching success. One Simple Acronym. B.I.A.M…. ANYWAYS… THIS FOLDER holds every post from immersebahmas.
And then lastly, F*uck Friday`s (Excuse the word). This folder is dedicated to all the immersebahamas photo`s with captions from GaryVee… Because a very important thing he said that stuck by me is… If you live your life for Friday`s, your life sucks…. Life should not be lived for the weekend. If you are, you are not happy with what you are doing. You should be excited for every single day of life, the work you do and therefore everyday of the week. Get excited for Mondays otherwise you will be miserable .
If I was able to, I would send you pictures supporting everything i said, but i was limited to one, so if you don`t believe me. Ask and i will send them.
I`m studying for means to an end, but if I was able, I would in an instant leave everything and travel and experience new things. There is always that “but” and “what if” but know I`m trying to get a new perspective and methods of making a living and ensuring that I will live a life without regrets…..
“When your 90 and your not mobile, and you`re tired and it`s over, you can`t do anything, you can`t do it. You can`t build that company that you wanted, you can`t spend that time with your kid. IT`S REGRET, and it F*cking drives the Sh*t out of me. – Gary Vaynerchuk ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnfyyABag3s – The most motivational video you will ever listen to and that I`ve listened to probably a million times)
To whoever is reading this, If you are not bored yet or said blah, blah Bahamas…
If someone else sent a message more from the heart than me, By all means… PICK THEM !
BUT IF I MIGHT BE ONE OF THOSE POTENTIAL PEOPLE…..
HELP A GUY TO GET A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO HIS DREAM.