Time changes ever so quickly. It’s already 10 months that I have spent getting to know Jamaica; and now I am wondering, will I ever be able to live away from my new home?
It’s a new season- like when the snow-covered mountains and needle filled trees emerge alive in Spring, and ready to bloom, or when the butterfly finally emerge from its cocoon, ready to sore and take on the world. That’s the season I’m in. Since I returned from a restful and family-filled […]
As I get to know Jamaica, the more I find those aspects that are difficult to get used to. Like, the attitudes of the security guards, and that everything seem to have a complex process. But it’s the simple things like; the blue sky, the sun, and the lushness that makes me love being in Jamaica.
Anger, resentments, frustrations have been mixed with serenity, contentment and happiness. Some days, the mountains are my only solitary reminder that I am still in Jamaica. The heavy courseload, high-pressured environment, and overly competitive students are crowding my purpose for being on this island. Instead of laugh-lines on my face, […]
Having to make the decision about studying for a subject I hadn’t grasp yet, or spending the day at the beach, since that was the reason I came to Jamaica, was a continuous mental battle, that left be dissatisfied- until I understood that my group was counting on me, and I didn’t want to fail.
Travelling from Portmore, St. Catherine to St. Thomas was a rough ride. Not like the smooth pavements observed when driving to Montego Bay last weekend. Who is complaining? The twists and turns, the bumps, the sharp curves, the deep potholes, the unpaved roads all made for an interesting journey. Along […]