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Reflections and Gratitude 2014

I haven't written anything since 2013 but I decided to put this post out there as a personal reflection for myself and hopefully a means of inspiration for others.
This year has been particularly challenging in all aspects of my life.  Personally, academically and spiritually my life felt as though it was in turmoil for the first six months of the year. I was putting myself back together after my longest and most complicated relationship. The person I was with claim to love me yet I always feel either used or manipulated. Since I was accustomed this treatment I found myself in situations where I was either used or manipulated, which left a bitter taste in mouth. 
Academically, I was struggling through a degree which I didn't like but I was determined to finish because I want to make my family proud. However,  failures of the past kept haunting me as I continued along this journey. 
Personally, I was diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis which is a mixture of kyphosis and scoliosis,  both…
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An Green Oasis Within the Chaos.

Lush, green trees that bring life to a rather inorganic city, providing a rest stop for anyone in need of it. The City of Port of Spain has quite a few of these green spaces that offer a refreshing place for the weary traveler. On my visit to the capital, it was overwhelmingly hot and humid amongst the man-made giants but from the moment I stepped into Independence Square it was as though I was in a totally different place. The cool breeze that caressed my skin and the surreal quietness; it felt almost as though I was in my backyard but the sudden blearing of car horns of impatient drivers jolted me back to reality.
Cities are often divided into some kind of class structure. This is easily seen in Port of Spain with the lower class on the outskirts of the city, Sea Lots and Morvant; the middle class in St. Anns and Cascade; and the upper class in suburbs adjecant to the city in West Moorings and Diego Martin. However, within these urban spaces these boundaries to do exist because the…