I grew up on the islands, and I moved to America when I turned twenty-one years old.
The transition was incredibly challenging and continues to be, but I know that it was the best decision for me and my career.
There are a lot of different things that I’ve had to get used to, but one thing that has been a consistent challenge is having to use air conditioning. On the island, only the super rich folks used air conditioning. The weather was pretty much perfect all year round so you really didn’t need air conditioning like that. Now that I’ve been here for a while, I’m starting to finally get used to feeling air conditioning on me wherever I go, but I honestly despise it. Air conditioning makes the air way too cold in my opinion. Our bodies are meant to be in natural humidity and not blasted my air vents. I also feel like maintaining an air conditioning system is an extra expense that most people didn’t have on the island where I grew up. I’ve actually tried to not use air conditioning as often, but I can tell that the weather here is much different and more polluted than it was back home. I can understand why people need the air conditioning here because the air is so thick and muggy that you feel like you can’t breathe without the relief of cool A/C. I really miss the weather on the island, and I hope to take a visit there soon. I think I’ll make a trip very soon.