Was working in Ghana a good or bad idea?

Hi guys,

I am having one of ‘those days’ when I am reflecting on my year so far and thinking am I in the best position I could be in?

I have been working in Ghana for about 5 months now and I was thinking…Was this the best decision for ME? Taking a job where the money is a tiny fraction of what I used to earn in London, working long hours and some weekends and not feeling appreciated by managers. When I left my job in London, taking a job in Ghana was the last thing I expected to do. Due to business being slow and needing money for the project I thought it to be a good decision at the time. However on reflection could my time have been spent better building upon something that would in turn make even more money than I am now. It surely helped with the project but that took months of saving. The contacts I have made however have been invaluable, genuine lovely people which is defiantly a positive.

This is how I feel…

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5 Comments on Was working in Ghana a good or bad idea?

  1. Hi babe love your post, it gives me great inspiration. I have been in Ghana for 6 week’s and been through soucj stress
    Please contact me

  2. I understand what you’re saying, maybe your project would have moved faster had you worked in UK and made more money. But something you could never have been able to do while working in UK is create your connections and network in Ghana, and that might be worth more to you later on than you anticipate right now.
    Life takes us on weird journeys, where sometimes we don’t really have the full picture at every moment. They say its the darkest just before dawn, maybe give it some more time, at least complete a year and then evaluate again.
    Alternatively, get a cheap little hole in the wall somewhere, get a chick who does good hair and nails, get her a startup inventory, and start making some bucks on the side… : )

    • Thanks so much for your comment Anna, Its like one thing after another. Once you think things are going well, something happens and throws you off track again. But i totally appreciate that we don’t have the full picture sometimes, I hope things make a change for the better soon. The contacts I have made have been invaluable and this is great as Ghana mainly based on who you know.

  3. Sending you all the love and best wishes in the world. I second what Anna said, sometimes we can’t see what the bigger picture is when we’re at our lowest point. But we trust in God and we trust our journey. I know we don’t know each other but I’m very proud of you! I’m just getting started myself, just arrived in Accra and I’m starting to interview. Following in your footsteps! Xx

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