Welcome to Wanna Be Island Girl


Hi, I’m Sheryl.  Welcome to my blog, WANNA BE ISLAND GIRL.

When the New Year hits, most people make similar types of New Years resolutions – lose weight, eat healthier, work out more.  But not me! (Well, to be truthful, I want those too).  BUT my main resolution for this year is to plan my escape to the islands forever – because I’m a WANNA BE ISLAND GIRL.

My husband and I have been going to the islands at least twice a year – for as long as we possibly can  – for just about as long as I can remember. We’ve made a lot of friends over the years, had a lot of fun, but mostly just relaxed and enjoyed the island lifestyle.  We travel mostly to the BVI’s and USVI’s – nothing beats the amazing beaches and the friendly people.

Easy dream, you say?  Well, not quite so easy. The realities of moving to an Island are quite difficult.  Where do I work?  Where do we live?  Do we take a leap without jobs? How do I transition my many years in the advertising world in the islands?  Will my dog Ziggy be attacked by one of those gigantic island lizards?  Ok, I admit that one might be a little irrational – and he’ll love chasing the little geckos – but he’s only 9 pounds and one of those big guys might eat him!

So, about a month ago, I heard about a possible job in my field that set this all into action.  I was beyond thrilled and pretty much had my bags packed and was ready for us to all move and go.  Ziggy was SO ready to be an island dog.  Visions of my husband and I walking Zig down the beach every day were already running in my head.  But when the job suddenly “disappeared”, I was beyond devastated. It really crushed me to my core.  So my wonderful hubby said, “well, you should make it happen another way”.

So here it goes…


I hope that you join me on my journey to move to the islands permanently. It’s quite a goal – but I know I’ll find a way. The reward is just too amazing.

If you are a WANNA BE ISLAND GIRL too…please share your story. Let’s make this a community of island dreamers. Share your story, your pictures, and your dreams.

With Love,


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