I’ve been here exactly one day, and I get it.
I get why people come to this island and never leave. I understand the appeal of the sunshine and the clear blue ocean and the fresh fish. And also, did I mention the perfect 75-degree days and that where I come from, we have had seven feet of snow this winter?
Sitting on the beach today, it was hard not to wonder why this isn’t my everyday life. Why do I sit in an office instead of a lounge chair, why not trade email for books marked with sunscreen fingerprints? Why didn’t I go to a college somewhere tropical? Why am I not a professional volleyball player (related not to my skill but to the fact that the college women we saw playing today looked like they were having a TON OF FUN!)?
Such is the joy of vacation – forcing you to question the world and your place in it, even if you don’t quit your job (don’t worry guys, I’m not done saving the world – be back next Monday as planned!). Because really, I loved my New England school and the winter makes me appreciate the sunshine more (or something).
Stay tuned for more deep thoughts and hopefully no sunburns over the next week!