Friday, December 4, 2009


I just wanted to say thank you to all my readers for taking the time to read about my life in Ghana! Since I’ve been back, I’ve found out about all these readers who followed my blog whom I didn’t even know about. I know I’m late in saying this, but thank you so much! I really do appreciate it.

I realize it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this. I had honestly expected to write more about my experiences after I came home, to share stories that I didn’t write about in this blog (there were quite a few), and to use this blog to help me process what happened during those ten months. But life doesn’t always turn out the way I expect it to.

I’ve found that my family and friends have replaced this blog. Why write in here when I can tell the stories in person, using pictures, voices, gestures, and facial expressions to help my stories along? Those here with me in California now have the inside scoop, while my other readers may have missed out a little. I’m sorry. But I no longer feel the need to write about everything that happened to me there. Maybe someday I’ll write my Ghana memoir, but the time is not now. I need to distance myself a little more from the experience before I can truly understand what I went through. So this blog isn’t dead yet; it’s just on a break.

Now that I’m home from Ghana, I’m living in California and working as a teacher. Four months was too long for me to stay in America, so I jetted off to Ireland for a week with my sisters last month to try to satisfy the travel bug, but it didn’t completely work; I still have itchy feet. But I can’t really go anywhere else now until I get a new passport. I’ve already filled my first one up! I’m still writing a lot, just not in this blog, obviously. I don’t want to publicly reveal any more about myself in order to protect my privacy from those who mean to stalk me. That might sound dramatic, but it’s a legitimate fear. I guess you could say that one crazy creeper has ruined it for the rest of you, and I can no longer reveal intimate details of my life in a public place.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks again, and happy holidays!


David said...

'one crazy creeper'

Who is this base knave? Tell me his name and I will smite him on the ice with my pole-axe. I swear I will not sleep 'til his grave is filled, urrah.

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