Holy Crap time is going by so quickly! It seems like just yesterday I arrived on this Island and now i’m planning my departure. As I expected and hoped, I have had a wonderful summer. Work has been challenging and fulfilling and I’m back to living a lifestyle I prefer. I am living in a diverse community with people from all over the world. I am able to go out to restaurants that really offer something different and have met so many great people. I certainly want to take the time I have left and really enjoy and make sure I get everything I can out of this experience.
That being said, I am already looking to the future and the next step ahead. All I can say is that the future looks….unclear. I have not been able to make a decision about where I want to go and what I want to do. Maybe it’s because i’m content. I certainly have a sense of security being here which is surprising given my past on the island. I love the community I have, the work I do, the people I meet….Or it may be that I’m scared by the idea of moving without a purpose other than that is because that is where my boyfriend will be.
The boy is off island and equally unclear of where he will be placed. So lets say it looks like there are plenty of possibilities and opportunities! So do I plan or do I go with the flow? If I plan, I make a conscious effort to go some place I want to go. If I go with the flow, I keep doing what i’m doing and approach opportunities as they come to me. What I have learned over the past year is that plans constantly change, and no matter what everything works itself out.
So many questions and no answers. But I do know a couple things. I do NOT want to live in upstate New York. I do NOT want to move back in with my parents. I DO want to try a sales or marketing job. I DO want to live somewhere that will encourage a healthier lifestyle. I WILL be coming back to Nantucket in April 😉