Monday, November 22, 2010

Through The Eyes Of A Mainlander...

Welcome to all of our HIP readers

It appears that there are lots of people finding out about my Hidden Island Paradise. In fact a new blog "PE Islander By Choice" has been created centered around the terms CFA (come from away) and IBC (islander by choice).
I mentioned my post here about my cousin Daphne's reference IBB (islander by blood) and the term was quickly added.

Now I want to relate another interesting piece of trivia that I happened upon over this past weekend. First our island is 120 miles long (you can convert to metric if you wish) and it has a population of approximately 140,000 people. now over the weekend four or five different groups traveled over to the mainland to participate in a weekend project. Then on Saturday afternoon as arrangements were being made for overnight accommodation one of the mainlanders mentioned people from two separate groups as if they were traveling together. I made a comment to highlight the fact that there were five separate groups that had come over from the island. To this the mainlander quickly responded. "Well, you are all from the island so you are all together". Apparently, even in the eyes of a mainlander islanders are looked upon as islanders, being in fact one distinct group of people. LOL

I had never actually looked at us as islanders through the eyes of a mainlander before. I was not offended but rather a little surprised to hear it actually verbalized in the manner that it was. Interesting!

So is it any wonder that Carol O'Hanley in her blog has posted a post to begin the conversation about developing a support group for people who move to our island to live. What do you think about a support group? Leave a comment here if you wish. Or, visit either of the other two blogs and leave a comment there.

I will post again soon,


Friday, November 12, 2010

Heather Wilson - International Speaker And Author

Welcome to our HIP readers,

Today, I want to introduce you to an Island, on line, international author and speaker , Heather Wilson. Heather is passionate about the freedom to live your life according to you!

Heather uses the world wide web as a platform for her business and has created the website "Heather Wilson International". Please take a few moments of your time to pop by her site and meet Heather. Also check out her book "Your Life According To You!" This is a great book. Heather tells the story of how she took ownership of her life and began living the life of her dreams. I just finished reading it for the first time. I plan to reread, review and do the exercises contained in Heather's book to fine tune my own life.

Heather is mentoring people to take ownership of their own lives and live the lives that they want to live.

Heather is also available as an event speaker as well as organizer. I highly recommend that you check out Heather's website to see just how she can help you.

I encourage you to go visit Heather's' website. You can follow her on Twitter. You can even friend her on Facebook and connect with her on Linkedin.

Heather is an Islander with a real passion for the Island. She loves connecting with people and using the Internet to make those connections.

Smiles :o)