My life in Jamaica

by kristin higgins
(trelawny jamaica)

My new life in Jamaica started in 2007.


I sold up, left work and came to Jamaica where I built a home in the beautiful hills of Trelawny.

I am originally from the UK but my only regret is that Jamaica is so far from home and expensive to travel- so I have been limited to how many times I can return for visits and it has also stopped my family from coming to see me often.

As I get older so I am waiting to sell my home so I can return to the UK. It has not been an easy journey. I am a pensioner and alone. I am drained emotionally mentally and financially.

People are very lovely and friendly h3ere but I think have done my bit and still do where I can.

I have sent many a child to school with books and uniforms, I have paid many medical bills, I have built board homes for the homeless, I give work to the locals when I can, I bring much back when I have been home and given it away but there is always a need.

I am now tired and alone and need to return home to family. I am grateful for the opportunity Jamaica gave me for living a dream and I will miss many things when im gone.

I only wish I had come when I was younger and met a more genuine man. No regrets just time to leave I think.

Kristin



Wellesley's Note

Hi Kristin,

Thanks a million for sharing your story.

We understand perfectly, but you of course, are the best judge of your situation.

I noticed two things you said with interest though:

1) You are older, a pensioner and alone &
2) You wished you met a more genuine man.

And I can't help but think perhaps a bit more pre-planning could have gone into your decision to migrate here ,especially since, as you said, you are much older now.

I remember the quotation 'No Man Is An Island' and that is still true; we really need others to live.

Did you consider bringing a child/ grand child with you, or even adopt a child? How about friends?

I am certainly not giving advice...just thinking out loud.

You didn't say if the man you 'met' was a Jamaican either but clearly that relationship is impacting your decision now.

When my visitors ask about relocating here, I often tell them to visit a few times first, learn and appreicate the culture fully, and above everything else, just be smart.

Jamaica is still a dream place to live for many of us, but the realities of live still exists - expenses, politics, relationships etc.

We always need to consider the 'ifs and what ifs'. The truth is, some relationships do go bad (unfortunately) and it happens everywhere including Jamaica.

Either way, I wish you luck Kristin, thanks for all you did, and continue to do here, and thanks even more again for sharing.

I'm hoping your post help someone in a very positive way today.

By the way, I'm happy to see you ended by stating that Jamaica allowed you to live your dream too.

Have a blessed day!

Regards,
Wellesley

P.S. By the way, for others seeking to migrate here, please be sure to read my posts on moving to Jamaica and relocating to Jamaica. Both should give you some solid tips and advice.

Do read also my post on How To Apply For Residence here.

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Jul 19, 2014
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by: SherdelAnonymous

Thank you Welesly for enlightening our visitors and most of on residents about our beautiful island home. I reside abroad and I would not trade Jamaica for any place else in the world. I visit as often as I can and I'm very proud to be Jamaican.

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by: Anonymous

I am glad you enjoyed your time on our beautiful Isle, live is bitter sweet at time, don't look on the negative but more of the positive things that you have achieved and the lives that you have blessed with your humility. i know you are going to miss it. The Lord will bless you abundantly.

Jun 15, 2013
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Looking for Board House Builder
by: Faheemah

Hi Kristin,

Sorry to know you're leaving Jamaica. I too am planning to live out my dream. I'm in the UK but setting up a farm project in Westmoreland, so planning to be there regularly.

I'm looking for an affordable housing solution and would be thankful if you would put me in touch with the board house builder in Westmoreland.

Many thanks.

Faheemah

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