Preparing to go home has been exciting to say the least. As I take on this journey, I felt like everyone should know where I'm coming from in order to have a better understanding of what I'm trying to uncover about my family and my past.
As we took on new homes, I took on new identities, passions, friends, schools, and more in addition to a family dynamic that shifted immensely. I felt removed from everywhere, as though there was no one place that defined me or I could relate to entirely. Too "American" when I originally moved to St. Croix and not "American" enough when I came to college.
Not fitting in anywhere has caused me to become incredibly independent, confident and unique. However, I do crave a solid foundation and in that pursuit, I hope to tackle the emotions that come with my past as I uncover more about my family.
We'll get into all of these emotions as I become 23.
I have a very interesting family dynamic. At this moment, I know that my mother's mother is from St. Kitts and my mother's father is from St. Croix.