I can’t believe I’ve been in Ghana for 100 days! I have already acquired a million and one reasons why I absolutely love this country and would tell anyone in a heartbeat that I never want to leave.
However these past 100 days haven’t always been completely amazing.
There are days where you become entirely exhausted from so many people asking you for your number and telling you that they like you and then asking you to take them to America with you.
You become exhausted from everything really.
You become exhausted from seeing your classmates being caned and you want nothing more but to tell the teacher caning them to just STOP.
You become exhausted from trying to learn the language and not understanding it when someone speaks to you. — Though you are really improving by this point!
You just want to throw in the towel and go back to “normal” life.
But then you remember that you worked so hard to get where you are at.You have friends and a family here who love you unconditionally. And you realize that your love for this country and for the people in this country is so much more than what any hardship you have faced or will ever face is.
The differences you encounter are what’s so beautiful about another culture. And that universal exchange saying “It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just different.” is always nice to have in the back of your mind.
Since being in Ghana, I’ve laughed, I’ve smiled, I’ve cried but most importantly I’ve fallen in love with one of the best countries in the world, some of the best people in the world and even with every hardship, if I had a choice, I would choose to stay forever.