Think in full colour.
Spring greens and endless hues of blues. Squinting against the intense sunlight, you feel the moist salt on your skin, the breeze playing with your hair, the trickles of sweat running down your body from every fold of skin because that sun is hot.
Your nose picks up the sweetness of flowers attracting their love bugs; your ears are soothed by sounds of lapping waves. A hammock strung in the shade of the palm trees is inviting you for a siesta in paradise.
You’re living the dream: a stress-free life on a tiny tropical island.
Actually, I am living your dream. The picture I just painted in your mind’s eye really exists. It’s not a dream though.
I live in that dream picture—it’s just not the whole picture.
There’s much more to living on a tiny tropical island, and it isn’t all fun.