At the age of eight a young girl leaves the cocoon and safety of her family, the close-knit community she has known and embark on life's journey. Throughout her whirlwind journey of joy and sorrow, she watches, learns and grows. She observes the desperation of some women to get married and the lengths they will go to achieve it. The importance of "Roots Drink" in the Jamaican culture.. The role of the "warner woman" and the law and order policeman. This story evokes sadness and sparks joy and humor at the same time. It relays the message throughout "it's not where you are coming from in life, but where you are going that matters."