Life happening during CAPE
I started my CAPE subjects the September after graduating from high school. My parents had encouraged me to do sixth form (lower sixth) so that I would have been more prepared for University. This route also allowed me to skip community college, well not so much skip, as to do an alternative.
During my CAPE journey, I had developed an intimate relationship with a female educator. In the small town I resided, the salacious news always spread like wildfire. I knew it did, but I don't think I cared. I had done what made my parents happy, including going to ex-gay therapy (which didn't work), breaking up with my high school sweetheart, and beginning the sixth form.
My relationship with this educator, was as much a relationship as it was rebellion. I knew they wouldn't like it. She was significantly older than I and she was…. Well 'she’. And of course, my parents always told my siblings and I that we were not at the age to be having relationships.
Towards the end of my sixth form year, my lover the educator decided she was going to take the opportunity to work in the USA. I understood that to mean that we both would have been leaving Jamaica, we were in a relationship after all. However, that all changed. After she left Jamaica, she called to break up with me. Suffice it to say that I didn't take it very well. But, that is a story for a different time.
Heartbroken, embarrassed, feeling like a fool, and believing that the whole town knew about our relationship, but no longer having her there as protection. I decided to not return for my second year of sixth form (upper sixth). My educational journey was changed, and while initially, it seemed it was all a terrible mess, I was able to turn it into my next best (see that post here).
Hi I'm Ang the Generalist! I'm a nearly 30 yr old Jamaican woman.
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