In one week, we will be taking off from Chicago and setting foot in Ghana in the same day. It has been hard to picture being there, although I’ve been working to envision it. Now that it’s getting closer, it’s starting to kick in. I can’t wait to meet the women who make the African Trade Beads used for the Armor the past 3 years. It really feels surreal to me that I’m doing it. I think it’s mostly that no one took my hand and said, “Ash, we go this way,” instead I pointed the way for my life and said, “We’re going here babe.” (speaking to my courage of course!) I have always been interested in the world, in traveling, in cultures, in people, in new perspective, in learning, in growing and experiencing. My goal this year has been to do more LIVING for me, more Fiercing Forward for me and do that first. And this trip is Fiercing Forward for me. Imm proud of myself, it hasn’t been easy figuring out exactly how to meet these women but I found a way and I’m just really excited to share this journey with you.
I want to leave the journey for the journey and just be proud and excited and ready! So here are the travel essentials for going abroad, that I had so much fun putting together! Going overseas, it’s a long flight and so I really thought about what are the absolute essentials I need to take this trip. Be sure to follow me on Instagram where I will be posting a majority of my photos and video stories from the trip! So… here’s a travelling kit for sketching & painting and of course the essentials! Please read on :)
Fierce & fiercing forward for you,