Meet Sunkwa

Everyone meet Sunkwa! Su-n-k-wa. He’s the newest edition to my family. Sunkwa is turning 8 weeks old this Sunday and only 1 week with his new Mommy! Many people said I would never have a child, including me, but Sunkwa is officially my son. I take care of him as if he was my own…

Trip: Boti Falls

Imagine yourself in college. You’ve been working really hard in all your classes and you feel like college is running your whole entire life. You eat, sleep, drink school. You’ve been doing this for 10 weeks now. No break. No trips. No weekend getaways. No trip to your local Wegmans (for my New York folks)…

First Day of School

I don’t think I would have ever said this, but I am so glad that school is back in session. Today (Sept. 15) was my first day of school. Clarification, it was the first day of actual lesson.  Why did I need the clarification?  Last week Tuesday, schools officially opened. However, there has been no…

Yummy in Your Tummy- Fufu

Culture is defined as “the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.” What better way to know a culture than to eat their food! Personally, I’m not, by any sense of the word, a picky eater. If you put it in front of me I will eat it. I might question…

Sam’s Salon- The Hand Rules

Welcome to Sam’s Salon! Where I do your nails because you work to hard and you helped me! Surprisingly, the one girly thing I can do is becoming handy. I thought my mom was crazy for packing me a nail set and I only imagined I would use the nail clippers. I was wrong! First…

Let’s Celebrate! I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer!

It’s official y’all! I’m finally a Peace Corps Volunteer! Wahoo! 🎉 Some of you are probably confused and saying “hasn’t she been a Peace Corps Volunteer since she left?” Actually, I have been a PCV in training or a PST. There is a difference. For the past 10 weeks 34 of us have been on…

SCOP time

Odd name, yet fun to say and fun to do! SCOP stands for Secondary Community Outreach Project. This project is meant to let the Trainees attempt to work on a project (what we will be doing) and to give back to the community we have been living in for the past 8 weeks. The projects…

1 Month of Pure Laughter

Who would I be if there weren’t funny stories that have happened to me! Here’s a few of my top favorites this past month. 1. Middle Finger- One night the kids were teaching me various body parts and we started looking at the hand. They asked me what each finger was called. To name each…

Define A Third World Country

Answer these questions for yourself. Talk to other people about. Have a discussion. Take your time and truly think about your answers What is a Third World Country?    What defines a Third World Country?    Who defines a Third World Country?    When does a Third World Country become not a Third World Country? …

One Step Closer

There are 6,500-7,000 languages spoken throughout the world. In America alone, there are 337 languages with 137 native languages. In Ghana, there are 80-100 languages spoken. The most popular language is Maarten Chinese. Out of all those languages in the world and in Ghana, I only have to learn just 1. As a PST (pre-service…