Maybe you've only been to Fisher Island once. Maybe you come every year. Or maybe you come any chance you can get. Regardless of your time spent in Fisher Island, this list serves as a warning. And those of you who have ever left the Miami International Airport with tears in your eyes and that stinging, lump feeling in your throat, you'll understand why.
Below, the 6 reasons you should never fall in love with Fisher Island if you ever want a chance at a normal life anywhere else:
1. Home will never feel like home again
Your own bed will never be as comfy as that lazy Sunday afternoon, dozing off in the sand at the beach. And your favorite morning coffee spot? It's got nothing on your Market breakfast ritual that left you rejuvenated and ready for your next shopping spree at Bal Harbour.
2. Who needs a career path?
Spend enough time around golf course, playing tennis and at the spa and your career goals will suddenly seem so insignificant. Who wants a fancy job title anyway? It's not that you've lost your motivation or drive to be successful; it's just that your definition of success has changed. Your goals have less to do with money and more to do with lowering your number of golf strokes and learning how to perfect that tan.
3. And work ethic? Forget about it.
It's your first day back at work after a few weeks on Fisher Island. You look around at the co-workers who you once thought were so interesting and diverse and the buzzing office that once made you giddy with excitement ... and you let out a deep sigh. You spend the rest of your days dreaming about the wonderfully eccentric people you met, the most refreshing cocktail you've ever tasted at the Sunset Bar, and the uncontrollable urge to applaud the sun just for setting.
4. You will stop appreciating the beauty of your own city
Sure, at one point you may have appreciated those city lights but now they just seem like a distraction from all the stars in the sky. And all those tall buildings? When compared to the endless sea in your memory, they seem pretty pathetic, not to mention depressing. By the way, where are all the palm trees? We should definitely be planting a lot more trees here…
5. Your Fisher Island stories have stopped being charming and are now just annoying
Your first few stories about the incredible people watching on Lincoln Road or that salsa class at the Spa will be fun to hear, but when every sentence starts with, "Well, in Fisher Island..." all of your friends will be rolling their eyes. Soon, you'll find that you have less in common with your friends and more in common with those drifters sitting on the sidewalk.
6. Eventually (after you've finally made the big move), your family and friends will hate you.
Well, not really. They'll think you hate them. They'll say that you have abandoned them for a care-free breezy life in Fisher Island.
But you won't really care. After all, you've fallen in love with Fisher Island, which means it will still be worth it, every day, when you look out to the horizon during the "golden hour" and watch the sky change a thousand different colors. "Yes," you'll say to yourself then, "I am so very lucky to live Fisher Island."