Volta Region Mountains

Volta Region Mountains

Monday, February 15, 2010


I am actually legitimately homesick for the first time. I made a really close friend here. She is here on my program and is the same age as me, she is from Idaho. We became really good friends from the first day of orientation in New York. We haven't seen each other for a month because we have been settling into our new towns. But she came down to Accra to visit me for the weekend! We had an English breakfast, went to the mall, and then went to see a movie (the only cinema and mall in Ghana btw). It actually made us both incredibly homesick. When we have been living our Ghanaian lives and have gotten used to this culture and lifestyle, then we get thrown our American life for a day...it makes us miss home like crazy. Because at this point, we were used to everything and loving everything, then we realized how much we miss our lives back home. And the fact that Amy and I have so much in common, it made me miss Sara (my bff).

Then I got really sick over the weekend as well. I was throwing up like crazy. I missed not having my family, especially my mom, to help me and take care of me. It just made everything worse.

I miss my friends and family.


  1. i love you.

    ~your best friend sara

  2. Celea,
    I hope you are feeling better. It is not much fun to be sick away from home. It is great you got to get together with Amy. You both can support each other and share your experiences.

    Love, Aunt Laurie

  3. Hang in there, Celea! It's natural to go through homesickness--it will pass, come and go, but you'll be alright! Being sick on top of it all certainly makes it worse, you poor thing. You're doing a great thing and learning so much about yourself--keep writing and reflecting on your experiences. I love you and am so proud of you!