After publishing our recent story on the failed medical transcription business we received an email alerting us to the fact that one of the American supervisors at the company had a personal success story while in Barbados.
Kathy Rockel came to Barbados looking for a different life and she sure found it! She ended up falling in love with Henderson Nicholls, a Bajan who follows the Rastafarian faith. They married in Barbados in June of 2009.
Our best wishes to Kathy & Henderson on their mixed marriage!
She’s a white girl from Colorado, USA. He’s a black man from Barbados. She’s a published author and a medical transcription instructor. He works at the beach and is serious about his Rastafarian faith. They share their love for each other and for Barbados.
At Barbados Free Press we know the challenges and the joys of a mixed-race marriage, but we’ve never had to deal with cultural differences on top of the different skin colours.
Kathy sounds like she’ll fit right in though and we bet they’ll make it work and go the long run. Here’s some words from Kathy and Henderson.
“Nothing is quite as wonderful as living 10 minutes from the Caribbean Sea. In 2008, I had the opportunity to relocate to Barbados, contracted by the government of Barbados to set up a school to train medical transcriptionists. The two years I lived there changed my life.
You feel the sea breeze in the air no matter where you go on the island, and the people, while highly motivated to work hard, understand the importance of having a balance in life. Now back in the States, I do miss those things.”
… Kathy Nicholls in her article Living on Bajan time
And from Henderson…
“Since meeting Kathy in January 2008, every second, minute and hour of each day has been a new experience that feels so right. Her simple interest in the day to day lives of human beings is the number one characteristic that draws me to this woman so much.
As for the future, I look forward to one day at a time as both of our lives and stories influence other lives in a positive way.”
Henderson Nicholls in the article A Barbados wedding, a melding of cultures
Kathy has her own business and is about to have another one of her books published. You can find out more at her website: http://kathynicholls.com/
As an aside, while clicking through the links on Kathy’s website I discovered an article about the reasons why many Americans are interested in moving to other countries. The article made me remember why Shona and I moved back to Barbados and why we have no regrets at all…
Regrouping blog: Reasons to leave, reasons to stay.