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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