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The Cycle of Island Friendships

Having a hard time coming to terms with the transient island life yet? Early on in my rock life, I learnt the hard way what it means in reality to live in such a place where people come and go frequently, just like the oceans' tides. Living on an island with many...

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5 Prickly Truths About Island Life

Life on an island is not quite what it's made out to be. The picture of a life where islanders can live off of fishing, drinking coconut water, and binging on tropical fruits is not exactly legitimate. We islanders need to work, and we often hate Mondays just like...

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When a Hurricane Forces Your Island Breakup

"It was love at first sight." "We are meant to be together." "We're soul mates." "We've had a torrid love affair." "We're not getting along right now." "We need a break." These are all phrases I have heard islanders use in reference to their relationships with their...

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How Island Time Moves Both Fast and Slow

Before we moved to our rock, while we were still considering the idea and researching what we were actually getting ourselves into, the number one piece of advice that we kept coming across was: Be patient and have patience. One thing was clear: We were on our way...

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The Big Move: From a Rock to a Boat

Back when I was making my life plan, I definitely thought that by the time I was nearly 32 I'd be married in my home state with two kids. Instead, I find myself living out an alternative, beautiful dream as an Island Girl/Aspiring Mermaid/Lobster Diver and finally -...

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