because if this is just a dream, I don't want to wake up. For SO long I have hoped and prayed for the opportunity to travel somewhere on the continent of Africa. Don't ask me why. I don't have an answer. It has just been in my heart for as long as I can remember. And now it's happening. I am going to Ghana. In September, I am going to Ghana.
To be honest, I am really hesitant to admit that it actually is happening until I have a plane ticket or a visa or until I'm actually there. There's a part of me that is still fully expecting these plans to fall through. But the rest of me is so incredibly overjoyed at the opportunity and ready to hop on a plane now. The nerd in me daydreams about reading some Maya Angelou to the kids and then teaching them how to look up words they don't know in a dictionary. A little weird, I know. I cannot wait to take pictures of everything and meet people and take pictures of them and ask them strange questions. Because that's what I like to do.
Anyway, as of right now I know very little in the way of details. What I do know is that I'll be in Ghana for about three and a half months, teaching in the mornings, spending time with my host family & with the community in the evenings, and loving the blessed adventures I'll be having. Until I know more, I'll just keep repeating five words over and over and over. (I am going to Ghana!)