Okay, so first I want to say sorry for abandoning my lovely blog and all my followers, cause I literally haven’t been on this since August which is such a shame, like I even forgot what my link was, that’s how bad it was. Luckily, I had a post in my drafts that automatically posted so I didn’t really leave you guys and yes, I owe you a lot of pictures from my road trip during summer and even a few pictures from my Sweet 16.
Now, to the real reason I am writing this post. I’m currently in my final year of high school so, obviously, the conversation of where we see ourselves in the future comes up A LOT. I would like to go away to college, probably do something involving Public Relations and Marketing, get a degree, get some experience and then return home and put what I’ve learned to good use. That pretty much is my plan, but usually, when I say that I want to come back someone is like, “Why would you do that? There’s no opportunities here.”
Well I have 2 reasons (this is where the ranting starts):
1. I’m EXTREMELY family oriented, I love my family with all my heart and I love being attached to my family history. Now, let’s consider the fact that both of my parents, all 4 of my grandparents and all 8 of my great-grandparents were born in the Turks and Caicos. I literally have nowhere else to go if I want to be close to my family. I can understand if you have family from all different parts of the world, but in my case, I do not. Plus, I grew up here and like Dorothy said when she was clicking her heels, “There’s no place like home.”
2. This is my island, land that I love. Who’s gonna make opportunities in this country if no one else comes back to make that happen? Did you guys just think that the countless opportunities in North America and Europe just magically appeared? Well, in case you weren’t sure, no, it didn’t. People went and learned what they could so that they could contribute to their country, that’s how all these places in the world have such a vast range of opportunities. If anything, one of my goals in life is to do something that’ll benefit my country and it’s future, because what’s going happen to it if all the youth decide that they don’t want to return? That just means that TCI is going to end up in an extremely tragic position and honestly, I believe that instead of constantly complaining about how there are no opportunities here, try thinking about what we can do to create opportunities here. Like, it’s okay to go abroad and get an amazing education and broaden your horizons, but think about how much you’d be able to benefit TCI, your homeland, if you came back here and made things happen.
Now look, I didn’t type all of this to ruffle any feathers, okay? So don’t go thinking that I’m just here trying to bash certain people, cause that isn’t what’s happening right now. I just decided that I should address why I feel like the decisions that I want to make are best for me, perhaps you don’t feel the same way, but that’s cool; we’re different and that’s what makes the world interesting.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Oh, and I pinky swear to get those photos to you guys, might not be right away because my mock exams start in 11 days, so wish me luck on that and goodnight.
the pink cheebra