My last 10 days in Gili Air were jam-packed full of beautiful and exciting things.
My life in Gili Air has settled back on me like a cat finding its favourite place in the morning sun. It almost feels as though I never even left.
Obviously, there are some changes. The people are different. Some friends here are still the same. However, I have found myself making new, beautiful friends as well. Again, most of them are divers but there are a lot less French around me this time which means I understand a lot more of what’s going on. The French generally just speak French.
I have found new challenges in coming back home. It seems that after you live a life of luxury and fame, coming back to a little island where no one knows you is incredibly humbling.
Since I got back to my island a little over a week ago, nothing much has changed. I have gone back to teaching yoga, and teaching a lot of classes actually.
The past few weeks have been an absolutely whirlwind consisting of early wake-ups, smiling faces and an experience I couldn’t have dreamt of in my wildest dreams.
My birthday was this week. I’ve found there’s something extra special about having your birthday away from home.
You don’t have the luxury of organising a party with fancy things. You have to make do with what you have, which I think makes you appreciate it a whole lot more.
I can safely say that I have found a home.
Don’t get me wrong, travelling is a lot of fun. But there’s something about being in a private room, for one, and being able to really unpack your bag and settle down. It feels like I have a little more purpose now.
So after all my shit luck with Dengue Fever not-fun times, it was time for me to get the eff out of Thailand. Thailand only has 30 day visa’s so I had exhausted my efforts here. I know I’ll be back to go to the mainland as I didn’t do anything on the mainland in the last month. Island life, right?!