During my first week on Lee Stocking Island, I have learned some major do’s and don’ts. First, never forget to call mom and dad to let them know you made it safely onto a secluded island in the Bahamas. It will nearly cause them a heart attack and result in your own embarrassment when they call everyone on the island, including your grad student. Second, never take your computer outside at night when emailing and catching up with friends. Especially if you are deathly afraid of moths the size of your fist. Third: never bring headphones on a morning jog. You don’t need music to distract yourself from the real world when there is a pink and yellow sunrise on the water accompanied by sounds of the island coming to life. Fourth: always, always wear bug spray. Especially after three days of rain. Fifth: always check for black widows both in your wetsuit and mouth piece before scuba diving (this isn’t from personal experience, but still seems like a good idea). Lastly, the number one rule when handling lionfish: DON’T GET POKED.