The Journey Begins

While I have been working on this trip for over a year, I am now two weeks from departure to the University of Ghana.  I will be there for 10 months, living on campus in the International Student Hostel with fellow students from all over the world (most of whom will be my children’s age). I began my anti-malaria meds today and suddenly this feels all too real.  The application process, the essays I wrote, the interviews I went through and the endless hoops and hurdles over the last year are finally coming to fruition.  I am excited and terrified all at the same time.  While at times I wonder if I have lost my mind most of the time the mix of terror and anticipation is a pretty good place to be.  So I hope to use this space as a chronicle of my journey and as a space to process an experience that I can hardly fathom.  I sure hope I am up to the challenge.

3 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. Oh what a wonderful journey! I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures in Ghana! Have fun and safe travels!


  2. My dear sweet niece, Teresa, to say I’m proud of you doesn’t begin to express my love, admiration, and awe at the endeavor of your adventure. I’ve known you for all your life and even though I changed your diapers when you were just a wee baby, I want to be you when I grow up. You are an incredible mom, wife, and bring a whole new new meaning to altruistic. My heart and hope for a better world go with you. I’m here if you need anything. Happy and safe travels. I so look forward to reading about them. Ghana is a lucky place and I’m sure you’ll be missed but envied by all of us who love you.
    Always, Auntie m


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