Today marks exactly a year since I moved back to Haiti. I love living in this country, but especially this town. Jacmel is where I grew up. I’ve been coming here since I was a month old. At age 5, I used to ride my bike around not telling anyone where I was going and I always felt safe, that was before there were so many motorcycles everywhere. I always felt free and I learned how to be independent in this country at a young age and I was always safe.
Before moving to Haiti, I was on l antidepressants and the day I moved, I stopped taking them because I felt like I didn’t need them anymore. I felt more at peace with myself and my surroundings. When I was younger, every time I would come visit Jacmel, I would say one day I am going to move back and finally I did. This is my home, it is the place where I feel that I belong. This is the place that I fell in love. This is where I met Chris and got to know him and fell in love with him. Chris is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me. I found a man who is my partner, my best friend and my everything. He is my home. This is where I plan on raising my kids.
Haiti is such a beautiful country. I always felt a little bit of a misfit everywhere else and here, I feel like I belong. It’s been a crazy amazing year! This was he best decision I ever made. Moving here was fate.