The pitch-black sky matched my mood as I stepped out the back door of the hotel to stare at the ocean. This trip to Cotonou had been a last-ditch effort to make sense of my life. But after being swindled out of my last ten thousand dollars, the only good thing about being in West Africa was the fact that I’d somehow managed to avoid the rainy season.
I couldn’t believe that my life had veered so far off course. Two years earlier I was a signed contract away from realizing my dream of becoming a successful international businessman. And now I was out of money and five thousand miles from home. I felt achingly alone.
Lost in a wave of severed dreams, I looked up at the sky and muttered the only God-words I could muster at the time: [Read more…]