On The Run…
It feels like I have been on the run! This year has been incredible. It’s been an absolute blessing. The past three weeks have been an absolute dream. My birthday was July 25th. Happy Birthday To Me! I have been to Philadelphia, then to The Curvy Fashionista‘s TCFStyle Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Usually, I plan a party to celebrate my birthday, but this year I decided to do things differently and celebrate on the beautiful island of Jamaica. There were so many opportunities that were presented to me and I am very thankful. Yes, #menofsize do travel!
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I booked a flight with United Airlines and I regret taking a seat in the aisle. I got bumped the entire flight. I think some of the passengers and staff thought that I was part of the aisle. But, it didn’t discourage me. After watching two movies we landed safely in Jamaica. Jamaica recently celebrated 55 years of independence, it was a very exciting time in Jamaica. And this man was in the middle of the celebrations. The music is unforgettable, from reggae to the dance hall. Amazing. I danced to Popcaan and Vybz Kartell most of my vacation.
(I even got the chance to squeeze some #brawnfit in!)
Due to the Trans Atlantic Slave trade, families were separated in the most horrific way! When I went to Jamaica there were so many familiar faces! I kept asking myself, I wonder if I am related to anyone of these beautiful people (My mother’s side is from this beautiful island.) It was very interesting to be thousands of miles from home and still feel connected to the people. The escape from reality was so necessary. I thought about the parallels between all Africans in the diaspora. There is so much more, but I will reserve my perspectives for another time.
The weather was amazing! The beaches were absolutely beautiful. I was able to see these size 15 feet in the water! It was absolutely inviting and I didn’t want to leave. At all. I felt at home. I felt at peace. I was able to reflect on this year and prepare to finish up strong. And there was a hammock strong enough to hold all 310 pounds of me. I went to that hammock about a good four times and marveled at how strong the wood is! The food was absolutely amazing! I had plantain almost every day that I was there. The sugar cane wasn’t as sweet as I would have liked, but the mangoes were phenomenal. I enjoyed the scenery, it was a lot less hustle than what I am accustomed to in the New York City streets.
Regardless of your size, make sure you travel. It’s so necessary and very liberating. I am debating if I will make a birthday trip an annual event. I had an amazing time. I am glad that you took the time to read about my travels. I am thankful and very much appreciative. Within the near future, I look to travel a whole lot more. It’s a blessing. Leave a comment and or make sure you subscribe to the site. If you have a place where you would want us to travel to please email firstname.lastname@example.org It’s the Gentlemen’s Curb, a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way.