The Backstory

Going into college I had a plan for my entire life. So much has changed since then... My plan was to follow my 5-year-old dream of being an aquatic veterinarian. Within a year and a half of animal science classes at Berry college (forever a viking! <3) I realized it wasn't for me, so I transferred to Eckerd College to focus on Marine Biology. After a semester, I realized that I did not want to be stuck in a lab my whole life either. I decided to take a year off to discover myself and figure out what study I miss or what path I want to follow.​

During this time off I finally discovered this wandering, gypsy soul I have while falling more and more in love with the ocean.

I went through a couple different restaurant jobs, volunteered at the Florida Aquarium, and created a whole new life. I was that 20 yr old that left to discover herself and attempted to figure out how this whole adulting thing works (has anyone ever actually figured that out??). I learned that I love to talk to people and to tell stories. I learned that I am extremely passionate about conservation, and inspiring the public to make a difference. I discovered my need for travel, and my curiosity of the life lived by others around the world. I grasped the fact that I am mature, unique and special and that I CAN do that thing! I also learned that I'm still a kid and I have a lot more learning to do.

The Process

I am now 24 and a graduate from Kennesaw State University and a scuba divemaster!

From August 2021 through January 2022, we spent our time volunteering, exploring, and spending time with family in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. I learned incredible skills and met people from all walks of life. I discovered my faith and that God and family are my priority. I have always had a giving heart, but I truly discovered that nothing is actually about me. Everything that I do should reflect my values of family and the Earth. I hope that I can lead a life of example and inspiration.

Now, I am back in Georgia and about to help Zane create a blueberry farm. My life is constantly changing, and it is time for me to embrace that change and just ride the wave! I will still be working as a divemaster at Bubbles or Not, and working towards my instructor little by little! I don't think that I will ever have one "thing" that I do. But, one thing that will always be consistent is my care for this Earth and that I will always find away to live a life of adventure and happiness with the future of this planet in mind!

The  Dream

My dream is to promote a lifestyle that is full of adventure and love while conserving our incredible God blessed Earth. I want to show people first hand how we are affecting our oceans and what we can do about it. Sustainability is not about perfection, it is a lens to see everything you do through.

 

While doing this I want to inspire people to "Be Free To Be You!" 

I have taken one step further to figuring out whom I am, now it's your chance to join me! Be whoever you want to be, but keep the future generations in mind!

My philosophy of life is enjoyment. You should love everything that you do. If your heart and soul isn’t into it than why are you doing it? I don’t want to just show people this way of thinking, I want to transform them. I want to leave a mark on everyone that I meet. I want to push them to be their very best and to love it.
 

I am going to leave you with this.

  • Even though you're just 1 person, everything you do makes a difference.

  • The day is only going to be as good as you make it.

  • Smile. Laugh. Let those happy thoughts lift you up, and let you compass lead you.

Lots of Love,

Alexia Gonzalez <3 :)

The Gypsy del Oceano

Updated: Feb 11, 2022