Sitting in my comfortable suburban home, it seems hard to believe that by tomorrow night (or tuesday morning) I will be walking off a plane onto Africa soil. It doesn’t seem real that I’m going to be spending the next nine weeks of my life in Ghana and Senegal. This will be my first time out of the country (If you don’t count my two hour trip to a Canadian truck stop) and my first time riding in a plane for over 2 hours. I have no idea what to expect, but a slough (haha) of expectations. For the next nine weeks, I hope to open myself up to experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and living life to the fullest….I want to be completely open to all experiences that come my way, in hopes that this trip will allow me to grow as person. I know it sounds cliche, but this is really the opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to take advantage of it in every aspect. Although I will admit that I am a little afraid, I think a little fear makes things more exciting. I cannot wait for the adventures ahead of me in the coming months, and will be sure to keep you all posted (although I’m not sure how good the internet access will be)
Everyone cross their fingers that I have a safe flight, don’t get tomato-red sunburn, avoid contracting malaria or any odd diseases and have the trip of a lifetime! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!