With only three days left on Lee Stocking Island, it’s hard to believe this summer is already coming to a close. There are mixed feelings involved as my departure date grows nearer.
On one side, I can hardly wait to board the plane back to my family, my friends, and my home. Missing them has been a challenge in and of itself. Three missed birthdays, a trip to Alaska with the family, and watching my brother play football were a few of the sacrifices I made in coming here.
On the other side, it will be hard to leave this place. I will miss the simple lifestyle that comes from being so far from civilization. I will miss the ocean being just outside my back door. I will miss the island itself and the brilliant, blue waters that surround it. This island has become my home.