My name is Jillian. When I was little, my dad called me Jilligan. Unfortunately, he never really encouraged me to watch the TV show where he stole the name, so I really don’t know much about Gilligan or the island that he and his friends were stuck on. What I do know is that I have always been a fan of the beach, preferably on an island. I love the sound of the ocean, the smell of salt water, the blue of the sky melting into the blue of the sea and most of all I love the tranquility I feel with my feet in the sand. If I am on a beach, it means I am away from home. I live in the mountains and sometimes feel like I am cheating on the pine trees, mountain trails and the lakes & rivers I am nearby but the truth is, I really only need to be near water to feel at peace. Lakes, rivers, oceans, brooks, streams, creeks, ponds….I am happy. So this is me, come along and read the stories of the adventures as I enter my 30’s with savvy, soul and sophistication (words from a book I read on how to survive my 20’s)!