ramblings – new beginnings

by | May 16, 2009 | Random | 3 comments

The last couple of months have been long. A journey laced with apathy, lethargy and a lack of direction as I make a transition out of where I was to where I think I want to go. The one thing my last job taught me is that I am not necessarily the most employable person out there and, therefore, I need to focus on my own projects, my own ideas, my own dreams, my own structures.

Working on Blaque magazine taught me a great deal about myself and the rag trade and I would not change the experience for anything.  We are where we are supposed to be, doing what we are supposed to be doing.  The one thing that I have struggled with has been the stringing of words together, in whatever form.  Due to the unique challenges at Blaque, I was under-pressure to write a great deal and, in a way, that dimmed the spark.  I went from writing creatively every day to writing nothing.

In the first month or so after I left, it was cool.  I considered the transition back to the Word to be a mental one that required time.  Also, in December, for the first time since I was about 2 / 3 years old, I went to the land of my father, Ghana.  I had the opportunity to see where my people come from, where my father grew up and where my roots and, to a certain extent, a piece of my soul lies.  A great deal to absorb and process. I knew I would write about it but in due time.

I have since gone back to Ghana and the words continue to elude me. Until now.

I had become self-defeatist.  I am a firm believer in the idea that “we manifest our thought” and the more I felt I was struggling to write, the more I struggled to write.  No more.  I am a writer.  There is nothing in this world that gives me as much joy.  And there is no greater state than to be able to live off your passion.  I do believe there is a way and I have committed myself to taking that path.

I shall manifest positive thought and create a life that my son can be proud of.

This new blog is a re-affirmation and a consolidation.  This is home-base.  This is where my new beginnings begin.  Again.


  1. Julia

    That piece reached within the deepest of places in me … how I wished it was written for me … well! Profound and such talent … God bless thy work … do what you do best brother … I love it … love it .. love it..yeah!

  2. Kojo Baffoe

    hey Julia, I am glad you found some relevance in the words

  3. Ayob Vania

    Ok, here’s the situation… At some point i stopped reading your Ramblings, and the reason i stopped reading them is because, well…how do i put this… you constantly seem to be tapping into my inner-most, clutered, unresolved thoughts and emotions and make sense of them in the simplest of ways.

    I know! I know! You’ve told me a million times, stop trying to make rocket science out of the simple things. I am starting to get that, and i pray that some day i will be as wise as and help to someone else as you have been to me.

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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