Jenna from Oly.
If you were to find me at a local support group, it’d probably go something like this:
“Hi, I’m Jenna... it’s been [insert ridiculously small number] minutes since I last found a way to bring sharks up in a conversation.”
You can laugh! My friends tease. That’s me – obsessed with how awesome sharks are for as long as I can remember. But a chance adventure last October changed everything.
A stressful season of work spurred the idea for a quick vacation. I’d clear my head and FINALLY see some sharks up close! But when I was there, in the blue waters off Andros Island in the Bahamas, I had an epiphany: I didn’t just love sharks. I’ve always had this deep connection with sharks and the ocean. Sharks are in trouble and I’ve gotta save these guys. This is where I’m supposed to be.
Back home in Olympia, WA, I talked to my fiancée and decided it was time to chase my dream. I packed up my cute apartment, said a tearful goodbye to my decade-long career in politics, and started making arrangements to move to the Bahamas and save some sharks.