New York, I love you.

It’s funny, I never had a lack of things to blog about in Ghana—everything was so different from what I had known and I knew most of my readers (hi Mom!) didn’t know much about West Africa. While NYC is definitely different from the suburbs of my youth, it feels “normal” here, and I have … Continue reading

Different But The Same

You would think it would be a stark change, going from the red dirt of Ghana to the concrete jungle of Manhattan. The buildings here are bigger, sure, and my pale skin and lack of Twi/Ga/Ewe language skills no longer mark me as an outsider in the way they once did. However, every day I notice something … Continue reading

BIG NEWS (again): I’m moving to NYC! (In October)

I am overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation yet again (this is becoming a regular occurrence). I just booked a 3-month stay in the East Village, Manhattan, from October 4, 2013-January 4, 2014.  I’ve wanted this my entire life, and I can’t believe it’s finally happening. I’m not leaving Ghana just yet, I’ll be completing my … Continue reading

New York I love you, but you’re bringing me down.

I’ve been in love with New York for a long time. I don’t know why or when it started, and it turns out this is a love affair that may just tear me apart. I’m at a point in my life where I can do, go, be wherever, whatever, whenever. I find myself suddenly identifying … Continue reading

I’m coming home!

This is it! I’m currently in the Honolulu airport, ready to fly back to Canada. I can’t believe it’s over. I’ve already cried and I’m anticipating more waterworks as the plane pulls away. I can’t even imagine staying in one place for more than a few weeks at a time, never mind a few months! … Continue reading

Mele kalikimaka from Hawaii!

I’m in Hawaii! I haven’t updated in a while, I know, but I’ve been having fun in the sun! In the mean time, I wrote an article for the Oakville Beaver about my adventurous times so far, read that here. So far in Hawaii I’ve shot a gun (for the first time), hiked a mountain … Continue reading