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Caletra Ferdinand
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Caribbean Transplant to Small Town America
Caribbean Transplant to Small Town America

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
If you didn't know, I absolutely love nature. Natural beauty makes me remember how small I am in comparison to the rest of the universe. And there are definitely some benefits to waking up really early. I usually get to enjoy beautiful sunrises but this mor...
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My Journey from Non-immigrant to Illegal Immigrant to Permanent Legal Resident
Illegal immigrants have been prevalent in the news recently and I've been biding my time to write about this. What comes to mind when you think of an illegal immigrant? A Mexican sneaking across the border? A wave of Syrian Muslims invading Europe? Latinos ...
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Letter to my students at the start of a new school year
My Dear Students, Tomorrow, you start a brand new school year. You're excited and I'm excited. My heart is full with so many emotions as I prepare to teach you for another year. I feel both honored and humbled by the opportunity to be part of your lives aga...
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I've Still Got A lot of Fight Left in Me
This week has been somewhat difficult for me emotionally. There are times that I get too into my head and can't find my way out. And this past week was one of those times. I had way too much on my mind, I was tired because I haven't been sleeping well. By t...
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Two Homes
Recently I confused poor Mr Caramel. Out of the blue, I said "I want to go home." What was confusing about this statement was that we were both sitting in our living room. No wonder the poor guy was confused. But I was referring to my first home - St Vincen...
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Friendship for a Lifetime
This weekend I was reminded of a well known poem that talks about friendship for a reason, a season or a lifetime. If you don't know it, here it is: Reason, Season, or Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure...
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I Said Yes
To my readers: this is going to be an absolutely sappy, reminiscing blog post. You have been warned. Last year, Mr Caramel surprised me and proposed in exactly the way I had always dreamed of being proposed to. We were at the beach, watching the sun rise. A...
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Close your eyes and jump
Sometimes you just have to close your eyes, hold on to your faith, and jump. Growing up in the Caribbean, I always heard that America was the land of opportunity. It was the place where dreams come true. Anyone who wants it bad enough, can make it. I'm stil...
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Dear Future Husbands of Tomorrow, My Sympathies
Unless you've been living under the same rock which I have been, you've probably heard of the latest singing sensation, Meghan Trainor. I'd heard of her in passing, especially for her hit 'All About that Bass'. And I had heard of her gaining praise for bein...
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