One of the perks of working early in the morning is getting up to see the summer sun blaze up from the Harbour over my back yard.
They say you can't go home again but I am happier here than I ever would have dreamed: a quick trip to the beach, a 10 minute walk around town running errands, and family close by. I like knowing the people who pump gas on the island next to me, waving to people as they drive by my house, having picnics in the front yard, and chatting to townsfolk at the supermarket.
This is the smallest of small town life but it suits me surprisingly well.
I miss Bangkok, Rome, Taipei, and Tokyo- but for right now this is the right place for me.