Independent in a way that makes me happy

I haven’t written in a while. Life has been crazy busy, in a good way. It’s been a little more than three months since I moved back. I made the right decision when I moved back.

I started working. Teaching pre-k and Kindergarten is hard. I love the kindergarten class but the pre-k is more of a challenge as they never want to sit still, or even sit. I love teaching. I am making a life for myself in Jacmel. I have amazing people surrounding me, loving me, and supporting me. I finally found a place I fit in.

My life has always been a little bit of chaos and here, I feel calm and at peace. Things happen for a reason and I know I was meant to move back. My brothers found their place, and they are older than me, but I have always been envious, until now.

As much as I miss my family sometimes, I love being free from them and independent in a way that makes me happy. I am well taken care; actually I am very spoiled here. My father lets me be me, which is normal. I am 23, not a baby. He trust me.

I go where I want when I want. I see who I want when I want. My life feels like it is finally my own.


About Flora Cross

21 year old actress and teacher. Born in Paris and raised around the world. Have lived in Panama, Haiti, Ukraine, Argentina, Israel, New York, and Los Angeles for the last nine years. Want to become a teacher for children with special needs. Loved education and life. Loves literature music and anything artistic. Moving to Paris. Favorite Musicians: Janis Joplin, The Civil Wars, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Adele, The Pretty Reckless, Birdy, Bastille, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Macklemore, Idina Menzel, Avicii, A Great Big World, Passenger, Pink and The Beatles. Flora played the lead role of Eliza in the 2005 film Bee Season, opposite Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Max Minghella. She auditioned for the part shortly before moving to Argentina, where she was living when offered the role. Her next role was playing the eccentric daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character in director Noah Baumbach's critically acclaimed Margot at the Wedding. In the film she worked alongside actors Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, John Turturro, and fellow teen actor Zane Pais. Flora plays the co-starring role of Cynthia in the upcoming film "Chlorine" (currently in post-production), written and directed by Jay Alaimo. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio as Cynthia's troubled parents, and Ryan Donowho as her eccentric brother.
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