I am an Irish artist living in Jamaica. I came for a year almost 25 years ago and am still here… starting each day with fresh papaya and Blue Mountain coffee had something to do with becoming rooted here. Also having children and raising them. Life happens.
So now the kids have flown the nest and I find myself with time. Strange new phenomenon; living in this day and age allows us a second life. In not so distant days we women wouldn't have had the opportunity to reinvent ourselves after kids as we'd either be still having them until menopause and worn so thin from it that we'd collapse exhausted , or dead from disease or drought or natural disaster. Not being morbid, it's just the way of it. Still is in many places.