Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wild World

The Juxtaposition of the time I spent in Ghana and the 2 weeks I have spent at home is real and in some ways very very strange.
The constant fear of violence is real. The TV shows such as Snapped,and Unsolved Mysteries arent helping either.

The anniversary of September 11 forced me to step back and actually think about things from a different perspective.

I have come to the realization that I live in a scary and dangerous country.
I realized that while I was in Ghana I felt safer than I ever did in my whole life. knowing that I could go somewhere and not have to think about being abducted by some sick sexual predator or even be the target of some random crime was a relief.

We live in a scary world and being American does not ease the situation either.
I will be moving to D.C for a couple of months and I am trying my best to block out the memories of Chandra Levy and the D.C Sniper for the sake of my sanity.
I cant let these fears take control of my life anymore.

it's time to make moves.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3 minutes to Sunrise

So I have a bad habit of not keeping up with the things that I start, prime example is this blog.

So many things have happened within these last few months that it would be hard to explain each and every event in one sitting. This fact as well as me feeling extremely lazy at this moment is in some ways an indicator of how much has happened to me as well as the readers of this blog waiting a little while longer to read something exciting. I will try my best though.

This year I graduated from College and I am already overwhelmed by all the work I have to do before going to grad school.

This summer as a graduation gift to myself I went to Ghana again for 2 months. I stayed with my BF in a town not too far from Legon called, Kwabenya. I also traveled to neighboring Togo and Benin ( pictures will be up later).

I really miss Ghana and see myself living there later on in life.

I haven't even been home 2 weeks and I am headed to D.C to live for 3 months. This should be interesting.