Farewell Letter to Jamaica
Not Goodbye but “See You Later”
The time has come for me to take a break from our relationship and start seeing other islands. But before I go I’d like to thank you for the many things you’ve taught me over the last eleven years. If not for you I wouldn’t know how to be an explorer, nor a pathfinder. I wouldn’t know how to assume a new identity and break free from this every day thing called “life”.
You have liberated me.
You have taught me how to learn (immensely) from a different culture.
You have taught me how to drive on the “wrong” side of the road and have fun doing it!
Before you I didn’t even know I wanted to travel and see different places in the world. Once I found out that I DID want that I developed the courage to change my whole direction in life. Who knew I’d be selling your best (and worst) assets to others who also want to be in a full-time relationship with you.
Thanks for the wicked food, the new dialect I now speak in my head almost all the time, the amazing friendships I’ve made along the way and mostly…..thanks for giving me INDEPENDENCE. I never, ever thought I would have been brave enough to do the things I’ve done in the last eleven years.
I am forever a changed person – positively and negatively – because of you. I feel like I should be raising a glass of Wray & Nephew as a toast.
It’s time to give some other places a chance to shine now…..so…..FAREWELL!! Until next time! And there WILL be a next time. Just not right now.
In the meantime lots of my friends are still keeping you company so you have nothing to cry about.
Having Said All That……
I will definitely be blogging about new destinations so stay tuned for that. Where and when will be announced on the Jamaica My Way FACEBOOK PAGE as soon as it happens.
Boy that felt good!
Now on to Barbados!