I haven't been on the internet once since I've been here because there isn't much access and orientation has just been insanely packed, but I just wanted to quickly drop in and let you all know that I did finally make it safely to Ghana and am loving it (for the most part).
The culture is so rich and I already feel like I've learned more in one week than I would taking a single class at UCSB. It's funny and sad to also meet other students and see how ignorant some of them really are. I shouldn't say funny, but some people are just really stupid and all I can do is laugh rather than get frustrated by their unconscious racism.
I'm not going to go on for too long because I just don't have much time left on the internet, but I would like to reflect on one very important thing: appreciation/gratitude. In just one week, I've already recognized how much more privileged I am than I had ever thought before. I have learned to appreciate so many seemingly simple things like toilet paper, hot water, electricity, transportation, clean water, milk, and so much more. I think this experience is going to be really good for me in that regard because it is really forcing me to reevaluate a lot of my life and materialistic tendencies.
I'll try to get back on here at some point in the near future, but now I need to go pack for tomorrow's trip to Kumasi! Hope everyone is still having a wonderful summer :)