Sunday, May 9, 2010

it's the home strech

One week from today I will be boarding a plane to London. From there, I will be AMERICA bound.

It's exciting, it's sad, it's crazy, and it's coming very soon.

A few weeks ago I was freaking out about leaving. I couldn't imagine saying goodbye to a place that has come to mean so much to me.

Somehow, I feel ready. I know it will be hard. I know that. But, as Ghanaians say, it's coming. I have to face the reality; I have to realize that life is moving, ever-changing, and I can't make time stand still.

I have had the most incredible past few weeks. I have been living my life here in Ghana, here in Accra. I haven't traveled since we went to Benin, and this has allowed me significant time in Kissemahn, around ISH, around Legon, and in Accra. I've been to poetry readings, I've sang "Superfreak" at karaoke night with Rachel, I've been to the beach, I've shopped at the market, I've taken my finals, I've shown the kids how to play field hockey, I've been to a Ghanaian mass service, I've gone out dancing, and I've eaten way too much banku.

I have one week left, and I have no regrets. That's the best way to be, I think.

Here are some photos from the past few weeks. I wanted to add plenty more, but with sketchy internet I suppose these will suffice.

Peace and love.

Last day of lecture in Social Welfare & Social Policy

Sports Day at Kissemahn

Obrunis practicing for the traditional dance final : )

Kissemahn returns to the beach!


Sunset at home (ISH--International Students Hostel)


  1. Heather, I can't believe there is only one week left! Where did the semester go?!?! I've really enjoyed reading your blog this semester. Have a great final week and I can't wait to see you in August!

  2. Heather Newell, I am so glad that you have had such a wonderful time! August can't get here soon enough- I cannot wait to hug you, my beautiful best friend. Enjoy you last week, honey! Live. It. UP!