“What is going on?” I wondered while finding shelter and looking up at the Sangicor bank, thinking someone must be out of their minds. “Were they watering flowers up there?” […]
It’s easy to become fixated with making schedules, but it’s much easier to stay calm and let everything fall into place. When I am still, the things my heart truly […]
Jamaica has gone through tumultuous times; Enslaved Africans worked the Sugar Plantation under British rule. But the Maroons (free Africans) served as a thorn in the British side, forcing an agreement when the two groups came to stalemates in the wars that ensued.
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Following my heart, in the Land I Love, turned out to be a good decision. I celebrated Independence Day at the annual gala held at the National Stadium. I stared in awe at the numerous performances; including shows about Jamaicans fighting for freedom. Now, I am charged to be optimistic about a brighter, more united future for my Jamaica, the land I love.
Celebrating Emancipation Day in Jamaica by visiting historic sites featuring Bob Marley such as: Independence Park to view his monument, the Government Yard in Trench Town where Bob Marley was raised, and Tuff Gong where he produced his music.
Reminiscing on Jamaica’s beauty as the days of departure draws near- by spending mornings at the Mona Dam, afternoons at Hope Gardens or sitting on grass admiring the gorgeous UWI campus, and enjoying one last Sunday at Port Royal.
Choosing to leave Jamaica is difficult. It’s uncomfortable and agonizing having spent over a year studying, but the crossroads are brimming with possibilities. And the alternative is to stay in touch, when I go off to other great experiences.