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The place All people Is aware of Your Title

Keep in mind the present Cheers (did I simply reveal one thing about my age)? Cheers reminded us that “Generally you need to go the place everyone is aware of your title.” That is simply performed on a small island. 

Additionally…key phrase: “typically.”

I imply, it’s enjoyable to stroll right into a bar and have somebody name your title and invite you over to sit down with the group.

It’s enjoyable to go to a music competition, and stroll round chatting with all of your joyful, drunk pals (as a result of when you’re fortunate sufficient to expertise one thing like a music competition in your rock, there’s a great probability that the general public you realize are as excited as you about stay music, meals vehicles, and domestically made rum – all with a view of the ocean).

It’s enjoyable to stroll right into a dive store and really feel such as you’re a part of the household.

On an island, you will get the “Cheers” expertise virtually in all places you go.

The woman on the movie show is aware of our group of pals…we go to the one theater on island each Sunday. She lets everybody know what row we’re in in order that we are able to all sit collectively.

Mama’s Blacksheep, a band that travels to the island for a month or two every year, is aware of us by title (we dive with them whereas they’re right here). They know what songs we need to hear, they usually joke about folks within the viewers as if we’re all household.

Being recognized and figuring out folks actually provides the island a “small city” really feel. And my island is small – 22 miles by 7 miles (on the widest half), 82 sq. miles in all.

It’s nice to be the place everyone is aware of your title! 

I’m Head of Center Faculty for the most important (nonetheless small) personal college on the island. Between that and being a diver, I run into folks I do know virtually in all places I am going.

….and it’s often a terrific feeling! 

Besides that one time…

I not too long ago went to the gynecologist. Properly, she’s really a midwife. Whenever you’re sitting in a chair, sporting a paper gown, together with your legs in stirrups, and your knees 3 toes aside…it may be awkward when the one that is trying out all of your girlie bits asks about her boys’ first day again in school.  I really feel like these conversations: “How does every little thing look down there,” and ~insert any query in any respect about two teenage college students at my college~ might be saved separate. There’s a time and place for every little thing….However in actuality, I wouldn’t have it every other manner.  

On a small island, issues don’t actually slot in good, neat, little separate bins. All of us combine collectively. Everyone knows manner an excessive amount of about one another. We speak in regards to the issues we’ve got in frequent, we speak about what we all know…the essential factor is, WE TALK TO EACH OTHER!

On the finish of the day, you’re prone to faucet your rum glass in opposition to nearly anyone’s.  All people is heat…everyone is smiling…everyone is shouting, “Cheers!”

And everyone is aware of everyone’s title.

Tracy Cole

Present Rock of Residence:

Tracy’s motto is “Sometime is essentially the most harmful phrase.” A number of crusing journeys within the British Virgin Islands, and a trip in Puerto Rico was all she wanted to know that the Caribbean was the place for her. After creating an inventory of island non-negotiables (sea turtle inhabitants, airport on island, capacity to personal property and begin a enterprise, and so on), in addition to an inventory of preferences, she selected her new island dwelling by way of analysis, with out having visited.

It was trial by fireplace – or really by wind – when Tracy moved to St Croix in July, 2017. After solely two months on island, she was welcomed to her rock by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and spent the following three months with out energy. However she by no means doubted her resolution. Residing on her rock, diving, hanging out with turtles and tortoises, and adventuring along with her boyfriend, Dean, are amongst her favourite issues in life.

Tracy’s ardour is to stay a cheerful life, and to assist others do the identical. You may learn in regards to the life classes she has realized from her creep of 14 tortoises on her weblog, Tales from Torti City: Life Classes Realized from Tortoises.

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