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You lead a very lonely life and I understand that, Jess. You travel to these amazing places and meet wonderful people and then come back to what? I know you pick up work when you get home, but why’s that? So you can afford to travel again next year. All of your closest friends are now scattered around the world, but that means nothing when you can’t see them, speak to them, hold them.

You miss them and I’m sorry for that. You come home and withdraw completely, lost in your own world of missing the people you love. That loneliness is hard to live with. We’re here for you of course, the family loves you, but we’re not them. We’re not your American or Irish friends and I wish I could bring them to you to feel that same energy you radiate in your letters and photographs you send home when you’re away. Of course I want you here, I miss you when you leave for months at a time, but this is just the life you’ve chosen and in a way I wish you hadn’t, Jess.

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My Grandma when I saw her for the first time in 4 months last Sunday. 

I don’t want to pack. I don’t want to leave. I don’t want to say goodbye. I don’t want to go through customs. I don’t want to sit on a plane for 14 hours. I don’t want to spend 24 hours in airports and on planes. 

I do want to sleep in my own bed. I do want to hug my dog. I do want to sit in the backyard at night and admire the Southern Cross and everything it means to me. I do want to use $1 coins not notes. I want to hear Australian accents, news reporters, commercials. I do want to see my family and friends. 

Soldiers take a stroll
Williamsburg, Virginia

Soldiers take a stroll

Williamsburg, Virginia

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Yorktown 
Virginia, USA

Yorktown 

Virginia, USA

lori-rocks:
Crossing the Rift  By ForestGirl

lori-rocks:

Crossing the Rift
By ForestGirl
Water Lilies
Getty Villa, California

Water Lilies

Getty Villa, California

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The Getty Villa
Malibu, California

The Getty Villa

Malibu, California

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Santa Monica
California, USA

Santa Monica

California, USA

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Santa Monica Sunset
California, USA

Santa Monica Sunset

California, USA

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Pelicans
Malibu, California

Pelicans

Malibu, California