Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

Date Posted: February 4, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing, Personal

working in Roatan

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sprawling company it is today with 15 full-time staff, two buildings, and two major activities offered (SCUBA diving plus the BOSS underwater scooter), I have officially passed over the reins. I put endless hours into that business and I’m proud to say it’s become a promising sustainable job opportunity for many locals.

So what am I doing now, you ask? More of this. More writing, more blogging, more reading, more time spent observing and enjoying this little paradise of mine. While the financials of becoming a freelance writer full-time can be a bit daunting, I’m lucky enough to live in a place with a fairly low cost of living that provides constant creative inspiration.

As of this week, my schedule is no longer dictated by office hours and cruise ships, but rather by café hours and sunshine. Today I’m writing on my front porch and watching Lina sunbathe on the beach. Tomorrow I might sit at Cafe Escondido all day, chatting and researching and writing. After that, who knows! As long as the sun is shining I’ll be enjoying this little rock of mine…even if it did try to kill me yesterday.

Who knows if this will work out or not, but I’m more than willing to give it a fair try! So now it’s official…current occupation: Writer.

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sprawling company it is today with 15 full-time staff, two buildings, and two major activities offered (SCUBA diving plus the BOSS underwater scooter), I have officially passed over the reins. I put endless hours into that business and I’m proud to say it’s become a promising sustainable job opportunity for many locals.

So what am I doing now, you ask? More of this. More writing, more blogging, more reading, more time spent observing and enjoying this little paradise of mine. While the financials of becoming a freelance writer full-time can be a bit daunting, I’m lucky enough to live in a place with a fairly low cost of living that provides constant creative inspiration.

As of this week, my schedule is no longer dictated by office hours and cruise ships, but rather by café hours and sunshine. Today I’m writing on my front porch and watching Lina sunbathe on the beach. Tomorrow I might sit at Cafe Escondido all day, chatting and researching and writing. After that, who knows! As long as the sun is shining I’ll be enjoying this little rock of mine…even if it did try to kill me yesterday.

Who knows if this will work out or not, but I’m more than willing to give it a fair try! So now it’s official…current occupation: Writer.

About the author

Amanda Walkins

Serial expat Amanda Walkins is a freelance writer & blogger. She has lived in 7 countries, traveled to many more, and loves helping people explore the world through slow travel (like house and pet sitting!) and living overseas.