I'm not going to lie. I spent the entire next morning in Koh Tao crying.
It was one of my hardest goodbyes yet.
I had to turn around as I watched everyone ride off because I knew the tears were coming. And then I sat around all morning trying to find Dave, an Irishman who was the only other staying behind, so I'd have someone to console in.
I was sad for losing Josh, who I'd liked more than I thought I would or ever wanted to. Who I felt comfortable and myself with, something that doesn't happen often for me. Who...
When I turned around, Aaron, one of the only others who stayed behind, asked me why I didn't go with them.
And I replied, "I don't know."
Because none of my excuses seemed valid.
Then Aaron asked me if I wanted to go book a ticket with him to Koh Tao.
And I said, "OK."...