The past week marks one full year that I have made the life-changing decision to leave my paradise home of Hawaii, and made the crazy move to the other side of the world in Saudi Arabia. I am so happy I went outside of my comfort zone and ended up at KAUST, because it has been such an incredible experience. I have met wonderful people, done awesome research, and been to some AMAZING countries. I just wanted to make a quick post highlighting some of the amazing things I have seen and done, so I can reflect and appreciate all of the planning that goes on behind the scenes. In the past year I have been to 13 fabulous countries. I have checked off some major bucketlist moments. I have gone on safari, bathed elephants, visited countless temples (Bali/Thailand), mosques (Oman, Saudi Arabia), and churches (Greece), cage dove with great white sharks, swam with whale sharks and manta rays, explored waterfalls, hiked, laughed, swam, dove, snorkeled, and adventured in so many incredible places. Here is a video I made highlighting some of these favorite memories. In no way is the intention of this video to brag about all the places I have been, but to inspire you to go out of your comfort zone and take a risk. I have found that the hardest decisions have ended up having the largest positive impact and lasting impression in my life. I have no idea what I will do next year, but I can only hope that it will be half as amazing at what this year has brought.