Meet the Humans of the Keys

Meet the Humans of the Keys

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Misty & Max, Key West


I’m Misty and this is my dog Max, and he is wearing my Rose Colored Sunglasses. For the past 20 some odd years, I have been telling anyone who would listen that I was moving to Key West when I turned 50. I am 49, and we arrived in the Keys July 1st. 

I love to travel, but when I discovered the Keys, this is the only place I wanted to come. I have been coming here as often as I could get here for the past 24 years, so I already feel like I am a fresh water conch. The salt water already runs through my veins.

The unique and wonderful people that call the Keys their home are the best of the best. They don’t want or need you to conform to their way of thinking, they don’t care what your wearing, they don’t care what your driving, they just want you to have fun with your family and friends, listen to some good music, and enjoy fabulous food and cold drinks.

There is no place on earth that makes me feel like I do here. Looking out across the water, I just wish that my camera could actually capture the breathtaking colors of blue, green, and turquoise mosaic, it is truly amazing to behold. There is no doubt in my mind that this place is magic. If anyone had a doubt, they would only need to wait until sunsets, when the vanilla clouds put on their own colorful show.

I have spent my life promoting peace and understanding. None of us every have an easy life, and no one individual is better that the person sitting next to them. So I wear my Rose Colored Sunglasses and see beyond the obvious. I believe that each of us deserves the best that life has to offer. I believe that everyone should follow his or her dreams. Dreams do come true, and I am living proof.

Nothing is perfect though, and while I had a job when I arrived, I no longer do. So I am going to do what it takes, and figure out how to make this all work. I am a photographer, a videographer, a philosopher, a righter of wrongs, a social media guru and a general media expert who can do a multitude of additional jobs. I am not going to give up. I know if I put myself out there, I will find a way to stay right here in paradise. Me and the dog are home.