Hello there! It is so good to be back on this here internet notebook they call a blog. It's been an eventful summer for me. First spent chilling in the Cities with mi hermana. Then I hopped over the Atlantic to Ghana to work on a school renovation project. After six weeks doing that, I have moved from my grandma's house to a Ghanaian college campus, where I will be spending my semester as an exchange student. The last time I was here was six years ago, so it's been both a refreshing and challenging time. To see this place through (somewhat) adult eyes has not been the easiest, but I am thankful to God for the opportunity. My mum always says that crisis is purifying - it allows you to see who is really there for you, and cleanses you emotionally so that you may move forward. That's largely what the past six weeks have been - a purifying time. By God's grace, I feel that I have come out of it stronger than ever.
Mum and Nana also came from the Noreg and the States respectively, so we were able to spend some time together before I headed off the school, which was awesome. Nana was doing research for her shop as well, so she was able to kill two birds with one stone. It was beautiful having my two ladies with me and we had a blast. Our one and only gent was missing, but I hope we will all be gathered in one place, before long.
But yeah, I am on campus right now. The school is perched on top of this mountain. You can see all the way to the Accra coast from here. At the night, the view is breath-taking. One of my friends from school, Clare, is on the same exchange program, which is making the transition feel a lot smoother and being 'new' is a little less daunting.
I plan to continue blogging (in particular to continue the 100 Days of Positive Thinking challenge) and track my time here in Ghana, as I now have Wifi (Praise the Lord!) and can post regularly. Classes are starting tomorrow (which I am beyond excited about!). While school is in session, I will continue working on my school project, so my schedule is about to get a whole lot more hectic, but I feel that blogging will offer some respite in the midst of all that. I will be backtracking a bit so I can post some photos from the last few weeks. I leave you with a gratuitous selfie.
Until next time .....