I'm off to Accra, Ghana tomorrow - bright and early.
I will be traveling for 30 hours and walk off the plane into a new reality.
I leave behind... my loving parents, wise friends and acquaintances - and some not so wise friends and acquaintances ; ) and corporate America.
I leave behind the comforts of... blending into the crowd, processed foods, a gigantic wardrobe, accessories, a lap top, solitude, punctuality, readily available healthcare, the familiar.
I will bring with me... an open mind, bug spray, too many books, a mosquito net, an ability to laugh in the hardest times, bug spray, compassion, my journal, an overly analytical mind, bug spray, optimism, a camera, bug spray, hope, and bug spray.
I am excited for... CHANGE, music, heat, food, a new perspective, humility, history, rainforests, motivation, beaches, color, inspiration, new friends, mosques, exploring the unknown, animals, foreign languages (45+), dancing, humidity, churches, swimming, selflessness, public transportation, GROWTH.
I have so much to learn.