Upon returning to Harbour Island after being away for one year, I was surprised with the warm reception I received. Several people have even said “welcome home” to me. The first time I heard it, I was taken aback. Even though I lived there for 2 1/2 years, I never really considered Harbour Island home. But when I returned to Norman’s Cay for a short period last year, I was told “welcome home” there as well.

Reflecting on those words, I have realized that this entire country has become my home. Nassau feels like my true home because our house is there. But after living in multiple locations, meeting people and making connections, I’ve come to realize that home is wherever my feet touch the sand.

As long as I have my dogs, my husband and my favorite pillow, I am home.