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I am coming to you live and in living color from Africa and I have Kathy Ghana here to tell us a few things I think we not have covered.
Kathy P: So Kathy Ghana or may I just call you Ghana Girl if that is ok?
Ghana Girl: yes you may call me Ghana Girl or GG for short.
Kathy P: Well we have all heard about your amazing field trips and hopefully everyone has viewed the picture. When you were climbing that huge mountain you told us what you were thinking, but what you didn't tell us is how you really felt when you reached the top.
GG: Well I was first feeling very tired and thirsty (chuckles). I started feeling like I had really accomplished something that was very, very, very hard and I was really kinda of confused when I first reached the top. I started thinking about my life and how much of it I have wasted on such trivial things, but than something inside of me told me that when I get back to the U.S don't ever, ever waste your time sweating the small things again and that life is way too short for things I can't change.
Kathy P: If there is anything you can change what would it be?
GG: Hmmmm, I would have to say my self first because that is usually where everyone needs to start a change, than it would be to help my children to grow in areas that I have grown in since I have been in Africa. I guess if I could change the economy I would do that next. I would like to start a change right here in Africa with Education system. Oh yeah some of the friends that I have met along the way in my life time will be changed( cut them off).
Kathy P: Where or what do you see for yourself in the next five maybe ten years.?
GG: first, i see that bachelors degree that I am working on, more traveling to other countries, who knows maybe living in a foreign country working with deaf children, but defiantly working with deaf people; I love American Signed Language you know.
Kathy P: You said earlier that you would "cut off some friends," explain why?
GG: I realize like I said that life is short and I have been truly blessed to see God's glory from a mountain top it is not everyday that you get to climb a mountain in Africa. Looking down from that mountain gave me an chance to reflect on my life and how wasteful I have been( looking sad) with such a gift from God so, some of the people that are in my life I realize I have out grown them and it's time to let them go so that we all can be free. It's not that I think i am better than them it's just God has given me another direction to help other people and for other people to be of help to me(with a smile).
Kathy P: Is there any thing else you would like to share about any of your experiences in Ghana and how they have changed you?
GG: yeah (smiling) I am trying to work with UC's international program to be a leader with international student's who come to Cincinnati get the best experience that they can have out with studying abroad. This has taught how to be a little more sensitive to other people's needs and just to take things one day at a time because mole hills become mountains on their own. As it is said if you can't change the people around you than change the people around you.
I am going to leave you now folks with this reflection I am Kathy P and I am Ghana Girl; love, soul and Peace, be kind to everyone and gain respect from all........