Why I Moved to Jamaica…

A lot has happened in the last two months.

One of which is I moved back to Jamaica.

“Wait! You did what?”
“Yanique, Isn’t that backward?”
“Why would anyone leave America and move to Jamaica?”
“Are you crazy?”

All valid questions.

I might be crazy. I felt like I was losing my mind for a bit.
When you read this, you tell me (SERIOUSLY).

There aren’t too many people who know what I am about to share with you.

​When you understand, I don’t want any phone calls of sympathy or crying. If you want to know how you can offer support, I will tell you that in a bit too.

On March 20, I held my grandfather’s hand as he died. My grandfather, aka daddy, is the closest thing I have ever had to a father. He was an unwavering representation of love in my life. I thought that was going to the hardest thing I did all year.

On May 2, my mother summoned me to her home in the middle of the night where she told me my baby brother, Alex, was dead. So many things happened in that moment, primarily disbelief.

I remember saying to the police on the other side of the dining room table
​”Are you sure​? Did you double-check?”

It felt like a bad dream.​​​

My mental and physical health had already begun to noticeably deteriorate after the loss of my daddy. I gained almost 30 pounds and spent most of my days crying, sleeping and faking happiness for the masses.

My team did a really great job of making it look like all things were normal.

My social media team had me looking like I was living my best life. My project manager worked alongside my design team to get high-quality projects out the door. My assistant managed my incoming and outgoing messages like a ghost-writing queen. Drake’s people got nothing on her!

When Alex was murdered, I thought I was going to die next. He was my annoying little shadow, my best friend. The kid I was meant to protect, guide and counsel.

The minute I looked at my balcony and thought, “I wonder what would happen if I jump,” I knew it was time to switch things up.

I needed to find strength and peace to move forward instead of looking to my death as the next best thing. Only I could give that to myself. No amount of platitudes or “it will get better” would help. That’s all-just noise.
AND to be honest, I think the noise made it worse.

In less than two months I had lost the first man to ever show me unconditional love and the little boy who taught me how to love without prejudice.

How do you even get through that?

I decided to make a plan, so here it is…

I have put my blinders on.
If it’s not in the plan, I don’t want to hear anything about it!

It’s time to refocus, reenergize and heal!

I will be spending the next 6 months in Jamaica focused on these four things:

  1. Mental Stability
  2. Physical Health
  3. Authentic Relationships
  4. Entrepreneurial Success

Jamaica will allow me the space I need to get back to my best self.

I am not the only person in the world who is currently in a place where they need healing. Unfortunately, no matter who we have lost, the world keeps turning and THE LIVING HAVE TO KEEP LIVING!

Here is where you come in!

If you want to join the reclamation of time and find peace of mind – I am giving FIVE people the opportunity to take advantage of my ninja-like team until end of day Friday (June 3).

Towards the end of 2020 (aka the year of the thing that shall not be named), I changed my entire business model.

I implemented a strategy that gave me the time I needed to focus on growing my business without being burnt out or sacrificing service quality (every single month).

I’ve shared this strategy with over 252 people in the last 2 years and they’ve seen an immediate growth in their free time from this alone.

This is by far the most time-saving method for event producers, trade show marketers and entrepreneurs to date…

AND because I want more people to have the time to take their own journey of entrepreneurial success and healing in these trying times (and start this month off strong) I have decided to implement it for my next FIVE clients.

I will personally be working with FIVE new clients 1-on-1 showing them how to reclaim their time while growing their business.

I will help execute this strategy for their next event production, product launch or trade show without them having to work late nights, have constant burn out or playing ghostbusters with contractors.

As someone who has been in this industry for 12+ years, I can tell you that this strategy brings the best business growth with the least amount of burnout.

The best part?



Even if you don’t have, time now, a million-dollar budget, or a massive client list, this will work for you.

These five spots will be open until 8pm EST Friday (June 3rd), but likely will go in the next few hours.

First come, first serve.

If this at least remotely interests you, click this link.

If this sounds like something that would work for someone you know, share it with them.



  • Teresa Hewitt

    Wow! I remember your grandfather and your brother. I smiled from afar as I watched you and your little (big) brother at our graduation (Full Sail U). The love you two shared was apparent to me as I peered into your lives as you bantered back and forth with each other. I’m so sorry to hear that both of these obviously very important people have departed this life. I pray for you my classmate. May God give you strength to continue to live life to the fullest as they would have wanted you to do. They both along with your mom we’re so apparently proud of you.

  • Yanique DaCosta

    Thank you for your kind words. I am glad I got to experience that moment with them.

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