Watching World cup in Ghana is super fun, especially when your team, Korea, qualifies to the next round.
But as cool as it is to watch the 2010 world cup in Africa, I appreciate the extra time that I have had to reflect about my past year and to plan about my future more.
As much as I love Davidson, students are put in extreme conditions where we wake up, eat, study, and party. We have no time to read for pleasure, no time to reflect on what we did the day before, or even to plan our future since we are all busy writing a research papers an reading 100 pgs of readings everyday.
When I first came to Ghana, I didn’t know what to do with all the free time I had, but I managed to learn to be happy from reading for pleasure, talking about something academic or doing absolutely nothing.
Spending my first half of summer in Ghana is different from spending my summer in Korea or America, not just in terms of location but more so for what I’ve been getting out of it. I know if I was in Korea I would have had some internship from 8 to 5 every day and go out at night, but instead I’m in Ghana learning about how it is be a black student from late night conversation with my roommate Jordan, taking photos from Kelly’s awesome Camera, talking to Sarah about everything, watching Chloe play all kinds of different card games, teaching English to little kids when I need a class for myself, running barefoot out on the beach even though Fuji told me not to, and having crazy dreams from malaria pills.
It is our last week in Ghana. I definitely do miss air conditioning, ESPN, In N Out, over priced Cappuccino, and my friends back home, but I will always appreciate what I learned from all the random experiences I had here in Ghana
See you soon.