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."