It could be the relaxed nature of being on an island... You know, in such close proximity to the ocean... which, by the way, I could see from my bed. And listen to its soothing sound as I fall asleep. I mean, how can one not be inspired? This isn't the first time I've vacationed on an island/near the ocean and every.single.time I realize my desire to permanently live the island life. Or at least along the coast.
What's keeping me from moving? Number one: I have minor children who are from my previous marriage and their father would not be amiable to me moving out of the country and out of the state with them. No worries if I go on my own. Number two: I have an adult daughter and a granddaughter who I would greatly miss. Right now, I see them - at minimum - once a week. Number three: The rest of my family. Although I don't get home to Maryland very often at least when I do I don't have to worry about making arrangements to fly across countries or spend more than two and a half hours on a plane.
Jekyll Island seems like the best of both worlds. It's about a five-hour drive Atlanta, but once on the island I can take slow, leisurely drives to wherever I want to go. Thirty-five miles an hour mostly.