I was blessed to land a very affordable ticket to Johanesburg, South Africa this year. Though my trip was very short my experience was life changing. I had the opportunity to encourage teachers and students of Willow Cresent Highschool and speak my truth on a local radio station! This was my first trip to Africa and in an amazing turn of events, I'll be visiting Ghana, West Africa in a few days! Here are a few photos from my trip. They don't fully capture the essence of the people or the smell of the air but I hope you can see the color. Everything vibrated at such high frequency. Colors seemed more saturated and vibrant. Even in the townships that were surrounded by trash and dirt, I was overwhelmed by the color of it all.
I left a piece of my heart with the children of Willow Crescent High school. I so desperately want to get back to them and help them accomplish their dreams. I don't quite know how Spirit will manifest that desire but I truly feel I'll know the answer soon. Willow Crescent High School sits in the midst of a neighborhood of Johannesburg known as Eldorado Park. Once the crown jewel of the area, it now wears the scars of neglect. There is hope for Willow Crescent however. The alumni of the school have made it their business to restore the school to its previous state. Measures have been taken replace broken windows and doors, complete landscaping, and now, with the assistance of the One Love Trust and Romal Tune, they are building a kitchen. Currently the students, refered to as learners, attend a full school day and receive no meals. The learning environment that I observed requires focus and I can only imagine how difficult that must be for some students that are not fortunate enough to pack a lunch and snack. I'll be posting more photos soon. Enjoy!
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I often wake up with a myriad of thoughts running through my head. I have a seemingly never ending to-do list of top priority items that includes everything from washing clothes to completing job apps. I'll be traveling abroad next week so my mind is a jumble of thoughts, to-do lists, anxiousness and excitement. I'm so freakin excited! Like, Spirit is amazing. I'm moving to the next level so fast is slightly overwhelming.
Watching everything I've prayed and meditated on begin to manifest is exciting and overwhelming but in a good way. The growth I've experienced in the last few months alone is so next level. My thoughts are next level. And slowly but surely Spirit is removing people and making room for the next level of people that will play essential roles in the manifestation of my next level vision. You see,one of those new friends told me not to long ago to not get upset about losing friends. It's not a lost. What's happening is that Spirit is making room for the right people to be in your life. And I begin to think on that and how much that really makes sense to me. Some people are just in the way. They are blocking your way to success. They are blocking your vision and they are stealing from you. Every chance they get they are stealing energy from you that you need to move to the next level.
So sometimes the ending of a relationship, regardless of whether it is platonic or romantic, is truly the beginning. As we grow, we have to recognize, understand,and accept that. It's only with acceptance that Spirit can begin to move us to our next level.
I've been writing since I was about 9 years old. That being said, let's just say that this blog is a loonnggg time in the making! And yet, I still haven't thought of any insanely creative title for it or a general theme of what I'm going to be blogging about. I suppose that will come as I get into things and hopefully it won't end up being a random rabble of a blog. I plan to post at the least every two weeks.
Thanks for taking this journey with me!
Kanika: Poet. Lover of Words. One who tells the stories of the mundane and inanimate. Bearer of Light, Water, and Sky.