Happy New Year everyone! This marks the 5th year of this blog. I initially started this blog as a way to stay in touch with friends and family during my semester studying in Ghana and when I was living and working in Kenya. Since then this space has turned into a professional output of mine. It is where I share thoughts and perspectives, of my own and others, about economics research, international development, and public policy discussions.
It has been just over a month since I’ve returned back to my life here in the States. After spending four months in Ghana through a semester with Calvin College, I am back to life, as I knew it. After living, listening, laughing, and learning in a new country, a new culture, a seemingly new world; I am back to familiarity, friends, and family. The question begs however, am I really back?