August 

4 months to go guys…….and then CHRISTMAS!!!!!!  That’s to tell you how fast time is flying.

Honestly I’m sorta glad as said in previous post before, about starting back working but at the same time I don’t really like my job.  To be honest the only reason I’m doing it is to get paid at the end of the month.  Other than than I would totally prefer to be home again.

I’ve considered doing a home-based job but where I live lack those opportunities and IT SUCKS!  For young couples coming up it’s a real struggle to make it.  The housing provided by the government is a total waste of time because people have been waiting for 20+ years and still nothing…. so far less for us but we still applied.

Landlords have also increased their rent drastically in a short space of time.  When we were renting we paid $2100 for a furnishedone bedroom apartment and that was just 3 years ago and now the price is about $3500 for the same one bedroom apartment but unfurnished, I mean come on!!!!  How are people to survive!!!!  We need change!

Anyway have a great, productive week ahead everyone and stay safe!  Remember to live, love and laught ALOT!!!!!

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Daily Post-Delivery

Whenever I find out that someone is pregnant, I always wish them a safe delivery because of the mere fact that things can go wrong at any second.

You may have everything planned out but there are times when your baby might change things unbeknownst to you and decide that he/she would prefer to come into this world at this said point in time….when you weren’t really expecting him/her til the next couple of weeks or so.

Oh the joys of motherhood!  Being able to have children is one of the greatest blessings from God to us women and we should be extremely proud of ourselves.  Never take the experience for granted because there are other women who are dying to give their husbands a family and aren’t able to do so.

Cherish every moment!

HotTopic

Now I’m young but yet still I think that it’s still best to NOT GIVE UP THE COOKIE until you are married or at least in a very stable and committed relationship!  Others may differ but that’s my take on it.

Sex was initially to be enjoyed between husband and wife but in today’s society it isn’t like that anymore.  Society has made it seem ok to have sex whenever and wherever you want with random people.  For e.g. The videos that we see surfacing on Facebook of people having sex on the beach, in the road, on a train/bus etc….

I get that some people may never want to get married and they’re probably ok with the idea of just being someone’s girlfriend but not me!  Think about it…. is it really SAFE for want of a better word, to just have sex with anyone, anywhere without a care in the world??  Firstly, I think there’s a time and place for everything!  

I also think that the reason why most relationships/marriages fail is because people study SEX more than they actually take time to get to know one another.  Sex isn’t everything!  And if you want to wait and your significant other doesn’t, then maybe, just maybe that isn’t the person for you.  Because the one for YOU would wait however long you want them to because they love you and respect your wishes!

I would always recommend people to wait!  Especially young adolescents because they seem to be rushing to do BIG PEOPLE TING more and more.  The next thing is, if you do choose to not get married or you’re just simply a wild one….consider having a ‘F**K BUDDY'(one person you have sex with when the need arises and vice versa) and at least be on the same page and get tested regularly rather than just simply having sex with strangers because you never know if one of those random strangers could be a rapist, murderer or human trafficker and even less extreme than that have an STD/STI or HIV/AIDS!

P.S.  Even though I suggested a f**k buddy doesn’t mean I was in complete agreement but just simply looking for an alternative!!!!  SAVE THE COOKIE!!!!!!!!!!

Tell me guys, what’s your perspective???

FlashbackFriday 

Week in review:

Monday – came to work and finally got up to date with one of the books(Thank goodness).  

Tuesday – no work because it was a holiday.  It was also hubby’s last day home with K and I have to admit I was a bit sad!  Emancipation Day was today and below I’ll explain what it’s about.

The Emancipation Bill was presented in Parliament by Thomas Buxton in 1833 and the Act came into effect on August 1, 1834. On that day it seemed as if history had been created for slaves throughout the West Indies. They would no longer be slaves, but emancipated – free to do as they pleased. However, that was not to be, as amidst the joy and celebration came the news that full freedom would not be granted immediately, but that ex-slaves would be apprenticed to their former master for a minimum of four (4) years. Thus a period of ‘apprenticeship’ was put in place to bridge the gap between slavery and complete freedom.

On August 1, 1985, Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.

Obviously, we celebrate the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1834. However, individual colonies in British North America (which later became the United States of America) abolished slavery, beginning with Rhode Island in 1774. The first national abolition was declared in the French Revolution of 1789, and maintained afterward only in the independent Republic of Haiti.
Slavery was abolished permanently in the French Empire in 1848, in the Spanish Empire in 1880, and in Brazil in 1888. (Brazil is central, since it received more than one-third of all Africans imported in the slave trade).

Also, while we do not often think beyond the European-Atlantic slave trade, the Middle Eastern trade in African slaves also was significant. Opposition to slavery in Africa and Asia was not as strong as it was in the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.

Saudi Arabia and Angola abolished slavery officially only in the 1960s. Although legal slavery by then had probably ceased to exist, some Berber peoples continued to own slaves until at least 1975, and in areas of Africa and Asia, authentic slavery still exists surreptitiously.

Emancipation’s worldwide significance is undoubtedly vital. However, in Trinidad (as opposed to Trinidad and Tobago), we should recognise that our historical experience does not neatly fit the wider one. As Dr Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad, noted, Trinidad in 1833, was not a plantation society; it was a society of small estates operated by a few slaves. The average slave owner had seven slaves in Trinidad, as compared to 24 in Tobago. According to Dr Williams, Trinidad had a mere 17,439 slaves at Emancipation, as opposed to Jamaica, which had 254,310, slaves, or British Guiana, which had 69,579. In addition, in Trinidad there were three domestic slaves for every 10 field slaves, as compared with a ratio of under two to 10 in Jamaica and one to 10 in British Guiana. Moreover, the British annexation of Trinidad came at a time when English opposition to slavery was winning popular approval. As a result, Trinidad was administered as a Model Colony, in respect of legislation governing the treatment of slaves.

All this is not to deny the importance or to minimise the cruelties of slavery, even in Trinidad. But it does help us place our experience in a wider global and historical perspective. In Trinidad’s history (distinct from Tobago’s), the episode of Emancipation was crucial in changing the character of the population of the island. For one, Trinidad became a magnet for the emancipated slaves of the other, older and more-densely populated islands, especially Grenada, St Vincent and Barbados. An estimated 10,278 of these West Indian immigrants came to Trinidad between 1839 and 1849, while between 1871 and 1911 about 65,000 immigrated. By 1897 there were about 14,000 Barbadians living in the island. The largest immigration, however, came from the importation of 143,949 Indian indentured labourers between 1845 and 1917.

But the other smaller immigrations were also socially significant: 866 French and German labourers in 1839-40; 1,309 free blacks from the US between 1839 and 1847; liberated Africans (3,383 from Sierra Leone and 3,198 from St Helena between 1841 and 1861); 1,298 Madeirans (Portuguese) beginning in 1848; 2,500 indentured Chinese labourers between 1853 and 1866; and Syrians and Lebanese at the beginning of the 20th century. The ending of slavery in Trinidad led to the colony opening itself up to wider immigration, giving rise to the population which we see here today.

It also marked the beginning of the period when the bulk of the population – immigrant and Trinidad-born – was entitled to autonomously engage in the building of a society, at least at some level. As Lloyd Best has emphasised, in the 19th century the emancipated slaves built whole sections of Port-of-Spain themselves.

In the older islands of Jamaica and Barbados, Emancipation was much more central and even traumatic. It radically broke deeply-ingrained, social relations, whose survivals are still iscernible in the present day, much more so than in Trinidad. A relatively stable population had to re-work the way its members related to each other, often with great difficulty. On some level, it is ironic that Trinidad and Tobago has been leading the world in the recognition of Emancipation, particularly led by the Emancipation Support Committee who have been campaigning throughout the Caribbean, in Canada, the United States and Africa as well.

But it may not be so much of an anomaly, when one remembers that Trinidad is the place where so many freed Africans migrated.
It does us well to understand Emancipation within our own peculiar historical experience, in addition to appreciating its world-historical significance.


Wednesday – work was okay.  Didn’t have too much to do.

Thursday – wasn’t bad either.

Friday – well there were some deaths within the compound, 4 to be exact and 2 of the funerals were today so I didn’t have much work to do at all.  I ended up leaving a little earlier as well.

For the most part, I come to work do what I’m supposed to and leave.  I refuse to let any job stress me out because my family needs me more than my employers and I am not going to run my blood to water over any nonsense!

So tell me, how was your week?

Lonely

This picture above ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ is the definition of ME!  This is who I am!  I care about people more than people care about me!

The people that are the closest to me are the furthest from me….. if you know what I mean.  The ones I expect to be there for me whenever I need a shoulder always seems to be nowhere in sight.  I try to be there for people when they need me to be.  I try to help people out of the goodness of my heart.  And what do I get…..NOTHING!!!!


At times I just feel like bawling my eyes out!!  I just wish there was somewhere I could go and scream to the top of my lungs because God alone knows how much I’ve wanted to do just that.  I just want a way to let out all of my frustrations without a care in the world!  Where are they??!! Where are the ones that are supposed to always have my back??!!  Instead I have to rely on people that aren’t my blood…. but then again, family doesn’t always mean blood related.

I want THEM!!  I look around at other people who have that and I want it so bad!!  I don’t like the fact that I feel jealous of people that actually have it but I do.  I tolerate the bullshit more than I probably should and I always keep quiet.  It’s always what they want and I think by now it should go both ways.  It should be a two way street!


Sometimes I feel like a bother to others and Lord knows that’s the last thing I want to be to anyone.  I just want someone to listen to what I have to say.  To see that I’m hurting so bad and just want it to stop.  I don’t know what to do.  I sit here writing this and I’m literally fighting back the tears that are filling my eyes because I don’t want to let these tears flow for anyone to ask what’s wrong with me…..simply because the ones that I want to talk to aren’t here.

Despite me saying that I want someone to listen to me, I’ve never been the type to just tell any and everyone my business.  I have certain people that I talk to but as I said, I don’t want to be a nag to anyone and if I messaged or called already and you were busy, I’m not going to keep harassing you.  I’ll wait for you to hit me up.  If not then I keep it in!  Like I always do.


FlashbackFriday 

My week in review:

Monday – well I started back work on Friday as stated in last week’s Flashbackfriday but not in the same department.  Though I really want to go back to my old place of abode, I’m still doing my best where I am presently.  I’m still learning the ropes but it isn’t that bad.

Tuesday – started getting rid of some of the back log so that I can get on track and stay up to date.  Princess K is home with her daddy and he took a couple days off from work.  Yay them!(I’m already missing my bed and I just started back working lol, weird right?)

Wednesday – still trying to get rid of the back log though I think it may take a while because excel and I aren’t really friends lol but I’ll get it done!  

Thursday – tried to get some more work done pertaining to those later summaries.  I’m still getting used to the department but what can I say, I just really miss the old one!

Friday – well I’m almost finished with one of the books so that’s a plus and hubby and K came and surprised me in work this afternoon and I got to leave early, YAY!  I was oh too glad to get to go home. 

How was your week?

Shallow-Daily Post

WATER IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!  Now don’t get me wrong, I like going to the beach from time to time but it’s not something that I constantly crave like other people who go almost every weekend.  My daughter however, she likes the water.  Whether it be a pool or the beach or simply the shower.  She just loves playing in it.

Now as stated in a past post, I’m from the beautiful island of Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹  and to me Tobago has some of the best beaches compared to Trinidad.  That’s simply my opinion.

People may say that if you’re living on an island that you should learn to swim.  Me, I have a fear of being on my back and I panic extremely fast.  I’ve learnt to swim, took classes and in order to pass I had to do everything I was thought.  When it came to the backstroke, I just couldn’t do it and so I failed.  I repeated the class and luckily I passed.  I was so happy.  But even though I passed, to this day I still can’t swim because again, FEAR.  I’m afraid something will happen.  So whenever I go to the beach or a pool I always stay in the shallow end.