Monday, February 29, 2016



          Let me start out by saying that I have not been back to Jamaica since I was about 6 years old. I’m 26 now….RED FLAG..lol. So the excitement to go HOME was unbearable. I was born in Kingston, more of a city like area but this trip took me to the country parts of JA.
          St. Mary and its surrounding parts are beautiful and serene without measure. Once you land and get off the plane, you can see the beauty of the mountains, trees and water. Then with the wind blowing against your skin, it leaves you feeling like you’ve reached paradise. And that’s just at the airport!
          It takes about 2 hours to get from the airport in Montego Bay to St. Mary. Which doesn’t even feel like 2 hours, because along the way, the scenery had me mesmerized. In a sense, it felt like I was still in Florida because of the trees, the skies and water. But when you really take a look at the beauty, you can see that there is something unique about it all. The fact that it’s not tampered with.

The beauty comes from the fact that most of what I seen had been there from the beginning of time. There’s something about seeing the environment that you’re in from the point of view of someone who had been here before you. I love history, love being able to picture myself as if I was there back then. Unlike the states, with so much building up and even more cutting down; it gets hard to see the beauty of this world that God has created for us.

Once I had reached my destination and had been there for the day, I knew that I wouldn’t want to go back home. There’s something very different about everyday life in Jamaica. It seemed to me as if the days were longer; and they probably weren’t, but that’s because I wasn’t facing the normal everyday stresses that I would get from living in the states. The everyday hustling and bustling that leaves us going crazy in America. St. Mary doesn’t have that. Just do what you have to do and then let rest of the day take you where you need to be.
I got a chance to visit a river, something I’ve never done before. It was so beautiful and looked like something out of a magazine. The water was crystal clear with a cool temperature you got accustomed to after being in there long enough. While the sun beating on my face; it just felt so good to be able to ‘breathe easy’ and relax. I had my “aaaaahhhhh” moment there J.

The last bit of the trip was spent at a beautiful lil spot, called Fisherman’s Beach, which wasn’t too far from the famous James Bond Beach. I love love looove beaches, so when I came here, it felt amazing. Here, the waters actually had a blue color to it, as it should. The sound of the waters brushing against each other and creeping up the sand, set me at peace. I spent that day, with a drink in one hand and a spliff in the other; and as we say in Jamaica…”mih hol ah meds” J.

Can’t wait to go back real real soon!

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