Retreat out of Accra to Kumasi

Hi guys, after the incident on the weekend, I was just not feeling myself or feeling safe in Accra. I was feeling weak, not in control, sad and annoyed with the project progression so I thought it would be a good idea to step away from it all. So I have come to Kumasi in the Ashanti region, where my family originate from to stay with my aunt and see my dad. Where I can totally relax and be pampered! 😊

I came on Tuesday, so have been here for 2 and a half days so far. When I arrived in Kumasi I took a taxi to my aunts and as I sat in the back of the taxi I held a pair of small sharp scissors in my hand just incase. I’m quite jumpy and keep locking doors and double checking they are locked. I’m not sure if this is good or bad, good because it’s security first and I’m always ready or bad because am I turning into a nervous wreck? I haven’t been out alone yet and honestly not sure how to continue my filming around Ghana as I am honestly petrified of bringing my camera or iPad out just incase it’s stolen. Kumasi light off is serious!!! It’s been off more than it’s been on so no street light or traffic lights after 6pm (when it gets dark) is no good for me right now.

I feel like being away is giving me head space to focus, think clearly about future plans, my next steps and the implications of them. My prayers and bible time has intensified as I ask God for the answers. Whether I will stick on this Ghana path or not…who knows but The Lord knows I’m trying to figure it out. I have been hearing of so much sad news from friends and family and putting things into perspective, what happened to me is tiny in comparison so I know me and know I have to put my big girl pants on and move on, just like I have done when I have faced hard times in the past. Why is this any different? Because I’m in Ghana?

I saw this on Keyshia Coles Instagram and it touched me like wow, it’s so true…

Committed heartEmotionally I am feeling stronger, stopped crying and I can’t thank everyone enough for their well wishes, advice and encouragement across my social media. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. The general message being that I shouldn’t let a mindless thief stop me from perusing my mission and dreams!

Nuff love going out to all of you from the bottom of my heart.

I will have a decision by Sunday I’m sure.
💋

11 Comments on Retreat out of Accra to Kumasi

  1. You can’t stop now.

    My name is AL-. I work and leave in London for over 13 years and hate it. Now I have started making plans to retune my excuse was my family (wife and kids) but I believe there are more opportunities in Africa than the west, because we are just developing and the west is developed.
    I know I am much older than you are in age but you are much older than I am in experience. I look at your blog every day to see your updates and really praying for you to succeed. Cuz am planning my move in 2 years’ time. You more than an inspiration to me and others because you are our leader. You took that first step that we can only dream of. So believe in yourself as we believe in you am sure you know it will not be easy.

    NEVER GIVE UP ON SOMETHING YOU REALLY WANT. IT’S DIFFICULT TO WAIT, BUT MORE DIFFICULT TO REGRET.

    SO KEEP GROWING MY GLADIATOR.
    AL-

    • Hi AL, thanks for your message, it is great to hear that you are also planning on migrating, where will you be heading? I knew it would not be easy but I didn’t know it would be this hard to be honest. I am definatly growing as a person and learning something new everyday, thanks for the encouragement and keep in touch.
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      God bless and good luck

      • You are welcome. How are you today, hope you feel much better.

        Well I plan to stay in Accra Lakeside, but I will be coming down to Ghana in Feb next year for two weeks. let me tell you a short story.

        I nagging to a friend some time ago and he told me this six rules about life and I want to share it with you. cuz it’s help me in my Journey so far. He said remember those rules and they will make your life a little bit easy.

        Remember these 6 rules always
        1. Trust yourself
        2. Break some rules
        3. Don’t be afraid to fail
        4. Ignore the naysayers
        5. Work like hell
        6. Give something back

  2. I’m so sad to hear this happened to you. I was never attacked in Accra, thank God, but I was followed home once by a taxi driver who had driven me home from work the day before. I was angry, frustrated and confused and all I could think was “I can’t survive here.” But something tells me you can do this! ♥

  3. I’m so sad to hear this happened to you. I was never attacked in Accra, thank God, but I was followed home once by a taxi driver who had driven me home from work the day before. I was angry, frustrated and confused and all I could think was “I can’t survive here.” But something tells me you can do this! ♥

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