03 December 2012


AZONTO!!! Gotta learn this before I go to Ghana, it's very popular there :) haha

17 November 2012

My Dream is Coming True!

I am officially going on a group study program to Ghana! I got accepted and I have my deposit down, it is official and I couldn't be happier!
Good news: I got 3500$ in scholarship money this week. Bad news: I still have to come up with $3420 for the trip.
I leave May 15th for 6 weeks to travel around Ghana and do my own field research paper! My friends are coming too so it should be amazing :)
Just thought I should give a little update as it has been a while!
Here is a link to the program website:
Will keep updating as pretty soon I will actually have a trip to share with friends and family!

18 June 2012

My all time favourite piece of writing.

 A Poet's Advice by  E.E. Cummings

A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feeling through words.
This may sound easy. It isn't.
A lot of people think or believe or know they feel-but that's thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling-not knowing or believing or thinking.
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
As for expressing nobody-but-yourself in words, that means working just a little harder than anybody who isn't a poet can possibly imagine. Why? Because nothing is quite as easy as using words like somebody else. We all of us do exactly this nearly all of the time-and whenever we do it, we're not poets.
If, at the end of your first ten or fifteen years of fighting and working and feeling, you find you've written one line of one poem, you'll be very lucky indeed.
And so my advice to all young people who wish to become poets is: do something easy, like learning how to blow up the world-unless you're not only willing, but glad, to feel and work and fight till you die.

Does this sound dismal? It isn't.
It's the most wonderful life on earth.
Or so I feel.

18 April 2012

To Do List

I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. . . literally. . . I'm only a few days away from being done school before summer break!! So here is a list of things I need to do in the next week or two:

Scholarship Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Days Left
5 !!!?? 
1 2 3 4
To Do:
- Find out bursary and grant info!  
(The Group Study Abroad term officially does not exist yet. . . so I don't have to worry about Grants yet) but. . .
- I still can be researching
- Write a cover letter
- Create a Linked In page

Oh also. . . my plan to raise money for a trip was kind of set back a tinge because I crashed my car and now I owe money on it! Unfortunately but now I just have to work harder.

Just a little bit of Happiness

This Video has nothing to do with me going to Africa, but I love it so much I had to save it somewhere
It just makes me happy every time I watch it and makes me love children a little bit more.

03 April 2012


When she was just a girl She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach so She ran away in her sleep and dreamed of
Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise
Every time she closed her eyes
- Coldplay


I feel your love. I feel your strong love. I feel the patience among unconditional love. I feel a strength. I feel your faith in me. I'll never let you down no matter what you do if you just walk with me and let me walk with you. I'm on this journey I don't wanna walk alone. Walk with me.
- Neil Young

Quick Update

Busy semester apparently . . . Officially 18 Days left until I am done winter term, and everything is piling up! I haven't done a good job of keeping up with my goals. So here is the scholarship countdown so I can keep track:

Scholarship Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Days Left
To Do:
Find out bursary and grant info!  

05 January 2012

New Years Resoutions

With the New Year getting into 2012, it is time for setting some real resolutions and reshaping my focus. I'm not much  of a New Years Resolution person, BUT this is even MORE motivation to add to meeting my goals for getting to Ghana! Here we go. . .

My New Years Resolution for 2012 is to prepare myself financially and academically to achieve my Ghana Trip. 

Goal #1: Win some scholarships, grants &bursaries! Apply to at least a minimum of 10 Scholarships by the end of Winter Semester, eventually 20. Look up Students Union Grants and Financial Aid programs over the Winter Semester and put into action over the summer.

Goal #2: Work hard, save money, spend less ALL YEAR! Start by getting a better job and making a budget.

Goal #3: Begin Minor in African Studies. Take Spring and/or Summer courses to get ahead in African studies. 

Execution: Share plan with people who are important to me to hold myself accountable.