I felt exactly the same way I think my niece must feel when I logged into my blog this morning. Literally took a deep breath at the sign in page - had turned back so many times before. What excuse would I offer for my self imposed sabbatical? There was so much I could have blogged about before:
- my first Christmas in a decade at home;
- the reconnection with my daughter and the tales of boarding school;
- the misery of traveling through London - delayed flights, missed planes and the horrible weather;
- the American Airlines crash in Jamaica that broke the plane into three pieces and yet all persons walked away, none hurt, none killed ( most of my Ghanaian friends didn't seem to know about this!);
- the newly imposed tax measures that have the entire Jamaica 'crying' all in the fulfillment of obligations needed for an IMF loan;
- my trip to Accompong, home of the Maroons - so named after one of their generals and looking for those connections to Ghana; kept wondering the if the name was a corruption of 'Akropong' or 'Acheampong' - most of the Maroons were direct descendants of the Koromante tribe;
- My literary trade of the African Writers Series for the Caribbean Writers Series, and the lazy days spent re-reading my old literature books from high school with 'new eyes' and re-discovering and discovering Caribbean authors;
- And the shock when I realized I missed Ghana and 'home'. Unbelievable!
Took a couple mins to go to my fav blogs, smiling at the posts as I skimmed through - grabbing at the virtual substance of the Ghana blogging crew. Won't make any promises about full going full speed ahead. But yes, it's good to be back and take my ' first' steps.