One evening this week, as my yoga class came to an end, my eyes closed, my body and mind relaxed, our yoga teacher spoke these words:
“You can find peace anywhere because peace exists within you. You can always return here, because here, on this mat, this feeling, it exists within you”.
And although she was speaking about yoga and the state of mind we reach through our yoga practice, it resonated with me on a different level. As I near closer to yet another departure date from the US, not knowing what life is about to bring me or when I can return to this little rock I’ve made my home, I realised something. While I may be thousands of miles from the island I love, the friends who have become family and the life I’ve grown so comfortable in, I have adventures and experiences still to complete and Nantucket – the memories, the friends and the happiness – will always exist within me. Until I can return, I will carry that thought with me.