Ambition (noun):

A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.

Island Living
I arrived in Mo’orea, French Polynesia (which took about 8 hours by plane from LAX)!
Before my classmates and I can start our research, we must complete the AAUS(American Academy of Underwater Sciences) dive course, which will take about a week. During this course we are combining the skills learned from our intro scuba certification class and underwater techniques to collect samples for each of our research projects.

*I forgot to mention; I am officially a certified open water scuba diver!

Now that I am here and have been in the water a few times, I believe this will be a fantastic experience. 

“ Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”  Bill Bradley