Last month, I went to the Bahamas. Although I did get a shade darker, I wasn’t there for vacation: I was there to give back with JetBlue as part of their ongoing social impact initiatives, JetBlue For Good. The start of a new year is a time of reflection and finding ways to feel gratitude for this crazy world.
The Bahamas are home to one of the largest coral reefs in the world and JetBlue and Atlantis wants to keep it that way. Coral reefs are necessary for healthy marine life, but are now threatened by climate change. I was stoked to help out the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation with their ongoing coral nursery project on Paradise Island. I had a hand in harvesting and out-planting the coral, helping to keep it alive. I’m a water baby at heart, so I was super excited to visit these beautiful waters and also promote change.
Whether it’s helping the environment, working at a soup kitchen, organizing a toy drive, or going on a service trip, try to give back. Nothing feels as good as giving. I’ve been blessed with so much in my life, and I want to pay it forward. The JetBlue For Good Bahamas trip was a great way for me to help the reef and surrounding ocean life receive long term healing.
What are you doing to give back this year? Hopefully this will inspire you to get out and do good. Drop a comment and let me know how you’re planning to make 2018 count!