I enjoyed my vacation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The beach was my favorite. It is majestic and beautiful. I liked splashing in the water and digging in the sand. I liked the pool too. The waterslides are fun. I liked the food. I liked the steak and fresh fruit. I learned to be more peaceful swimming in the ocean. I still get nervous in the water sometimes. The vastness of the sea can overwhelm me. It makes me feel maybe I could get swallowed up by the sea. One day my parents lead me further out in the water. I was afraid but I am glad they did. I discovered it was not so deep. I learned to try to take risks more.
I am learning to let go of my fears. I am so much more at peace. Practically everyday in Jamaica I tried doing things I wouldn’t have courage to have tried before. I went kayaking twice. The first time I was anxious but the second time I was relaxed. I went on a glass bottom boat and saw coral, sponge, starfish, fish, and sea urchins. I tried snorkeling but I couldn’t get my mask on so mom let me swim off the boat. I felt peaceful trying.
I had the best time in the water. I also liked the shows. I saw a dancing show and a parade party. I am an experienced traveler now. I loved Jamaica.
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