Settling In - Bermuda - Dana Chirps

So Brett and I got here on Sunday and we’re getting settled in quite nicely! We kicked off our first night with excited smiles, frozen pizza, and Gosling’s rum. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

But as excited as I've been, I'll admit that I did get a teeny bit nervous. Essentially I had a day or two of slight panic because I felt like I had cabin fever, but quickly realized I just needed to learn my way around. Since then I’ve been “practicing” walking and biking to places from our apartment.

The part of the island that we live in (St. David’s, within St. George’s parish) is more secluded than the other parishes. But I have figured out how to get to the hanger (where Brett works out of sometimes), a pizza/sub shop, the bowling alley, the police station, an ice cream shop, the bus stop, downtown St. George's, and of course the beach. Major progress is being made, and I’m feeling good! Next on my list is learning how to catch the ferry into Hamilton. 

I have a work trip March 22-26th and then Brett leaves at the very beginning of April, so we won’t get a scooter until he gets back from his next rotation (he’ll be gone for about 30 days). Until then, I’ll be getting brutal leg workouts with running and biking up and around these steep hills. Luckily, these hills provide spectacular views.

Yesterday we got our cable and internet installed in our apartment. It’s perfect timing as work is about to pick up for me!

It’s been in the 60’s since we got here, which we’re told is atypically cool. But seeing as though we left Boston when it was 6 degrees - we are enjoying the weather quite a bit, and we both look forward to “summer!”

I'm also unbelievably stoked that one of my friends, Laura, has booked her ticket to come to Bermuda to visit me in April! I met her while traveling to Budapest, Vienna, and Prague this past spring. We are great travel buddies, and I can't wait to comb every inch of this beautiful island with her!!

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Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.