Ahoj World! Ahoj October!

You guys… you have no idea how much I’ve missed this space. As you know, my tablet is my lifeblood when it comes to my blogging. Well, the poor thing has been sputtering and wheezing recently, and finally, last week, it gave a final shudder and blinked shut. Oh the horror of those first moments! I was so frantic. That tab is to me what phones are to people, normally. I use it for everything!!! I tried everything to get the screen back on, but to no avail. But then, after a few minutes, suddenly I was seized by a strange calm and quit trying. I just went with the flow.

Aaaand guess what? My recalcitrant computer keyboard decided to come out of its hiatus and started working again!!! What can I say? I’m the luckiest girl alive. When one door closes, another instantly opens, right? This keyboard is pretty temperamental though! On today, off the next minute. It’s been hilarious! Sometimes annoying as heck, but mostly hilarious.

Several lives have I lived in September, so packed has it been with intensity; so many haunting highs and lows. It has been a season of firsts, of renewal, of assertion. Feels strange that one so strong is at the same time so weak, but then, paradoxes are part of nature, right? This September I roared. I stood up for what I believed in. I stood up to the ones who raised me, and to the world, and it felt so liberating…

Assertion… I’ve grown to love this word. I used to think of it as being ‘bossy’, but truly, it’s nothing of the sort. Assertion is owning up. To yourself. To be assertive is to own your space, your life, to own your voice. And that’s what September has been about…

But now, on to October! After being away so much, I’m gearing up, chock full of inspiration and creative juices. Being away from my tab (and consequently social media), is doing wonders for my creativity and sensitivity. It’s an intensive time of self-exploration, stripping things down to the basics. Rediscovering and honing the message that is my life… This month, let’s live engrossed in its rich and even mundane details, because these simple moments are the ones that add up to a life well lived…so let’s remember to be present. Always.

I truly hope September has been good to you, and you’ve come out stronger and fighting!!! I cannot wait to explore and share this month with you! Let’s go!!!



ootd – a little black dress from Next.

As always, thank you so  much for reading!



Make A Wish!

Blog mission and vision statements

If you could have anything you wanted, anything at all, what would you wish for?

Make that wish.

Did you make it yet?

Anything at all you want… no limits…

Time’s up! What did you wish for? I’d love to know!

Star light, star bright,

First star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might,

Have the wish I wish tonight!

This rhyme used to be one of my favourites when I was growing up, and man, I made a lotta wishes

Today I want to talk about this blog’s mission and vision. Most of last week was spent in deep contemplation of this issue ( the lingering smell in the kitchen of burnt rice and chicken give a strong testimony to that, oops). Then I spent the weekend thinking some more…and some more…and some more…

Finally, I decided to stop over-thinking it and just put these ideas out here, so here goes!

Blog Mission Statement

What is a blog mission statement in the first place?

It is a statement of the purpose of a blog.

It clarifies who the blog is meant for, what it’s meant for, what you hope to achieve with blogging. Mission statements evolve as life changes and might need constant re-examination and updating. (Incidentally, did you ever write yourself a personal mission statement?? DO! It’s worth the invested time, trust me.)

As you can imagine, writing a blog mission statement is a great way to equip you with clarity, a sense of purpose and help to keep your integrity, especially as your blog grows and more opportunities open up to you.

The ‘Nsoromma’ Project… I started this blog because I kinda ‘rediscovered’ myself and I wanted to use blogging as a tool to chart my journey towards a worry-free life of adventure and meaning, to discover similar-minded people and to provide inspiration for other worrywarts like me to stop worrying and start living.

My personal mission statement and life purpose is consequently intimately linked with my blog mission; my blog is part of the expression of my life purpose, as I aim to grow and to contribute. 

My blog mission statement…

TNP aims to inspire in you an attitude which encourages you to see more meaning, adventure and beauty in your life journey. The project provides inspirational resources in the form of provocative personal life notes and stories to get you reflecting and thankful as I chronicle my life; and tips and online resources (and occasional tutorials and recipes) to add more spice, beauty and creativity to your life.

TNP is about living and celebrating the beauty and adventure of everyday life.

My blog vision statement…

So where do I see the blog going?

Ultimately, I want this blog to be a thriving hub of inspiration, creativity and beauty; and the place to go to for resources (in the form of free articles, books, ecourses, etc) to be uplifted, inspired and entertained. With your help we will build a community of passionate mindful people who say yes to the beauty of life and to adventure!

When we start to see the beauty and adventure in simple everyday living, magic happens!

So what do you think of the blog’s mission and vision statements? I hope it inspires you to write out your own personal mission statement of what you wish to accomplish with your life, if you haven’t already! 

Thanks for joining us on this journey. I’m very glad you are here!




Thoughts In The Night


I’ve never been that girl who wanted a family early on in her youth. To the contrary, I always imagined myself settling down somewhere in my thirties  only after jetting off around world having hair-raising adventures and accomplishing a slew of worthy pursuits. I even used to joke that I’d finally settle down at forty.

And now here I am, with the reality of the situation vastly different… (I’m not complaining though, I love what I’ve created with my life so far…)

As the delivery day draws closer and closer I find myself wondering a lot of things… Parenting one child is difficult enough, would I really be able to manage two?? You hear of women who lay their dreams by the wayside after the arrival of children…would I be one of them?? I have so many plans and projects… and I’ve even been told I might have to completely give up blogging, is that right??

I don’t know, but I have a feeling everything will turn out for the best…or perhaps I’m being overly idealistic, I’ve often been accused of that… Maybe it’s time I started believing again that I’m the luckiest girl in the world! I shall create my own luck. I shall trust my intuition. And I shall let go and let God…

It shall be well.

These days, the electricity situation has been really terrible. The power flickers on and off like disco lights, and as you can imagine, that presents its own special challenges.

I can’t help but admire big dreamers in Ghana, those who chug on through the mires of our muddy country in a bid to bring into life wonderful visions only they can see. There are so many challenges that face them! The power situation, the state of our roads, people’s attitudes, the list is seemingly endless… And yet inevitably, the challenges make the triumphs even more exciting when they happen.

I guess one can’t help but dream, because the alternative is to face feeling dejected and overcome by circumstances, and of what good would that be…

For M who lives here as a foreigner, I guess Ghana can seem unbearable at times, especially with all the corruption and complacency that seems an intricate woven part of the fabric of life here. And all the infrastructure he takes for granted in his country that is missing here…

For Alexander, what he misses most is a playground… he loves the slide and the swing.

But despite it all, I can’t help but love this country, and I firmly believe we the up-and-coming generation will make it better… Because we refuse to stop dreaming and believing, and because we work darn hard to turn those dreams into a beautiful reality.

And we shall never stop dreaming, believing, working.

Fellow Ghanaians and dreamers, what do you think?