Hello! My name is Faolan Sugarman-Lash and this is my website!
Right now I am in Bolgatanga, Ghana (which is in the north on the border of Burkina Faso). I am working with a social enterprise named All Across Africa. AAA connects artisans here who make baskets out of elephant grass with a global market. I am helping with the operations, management, and scaling of the business.
I am currently writing a blog post every day to stimulate my creativity and to bring to you some interesting ideas.
I hope you enjoy my thoughts, experiences, and insights (hopefully they’re insights anyway).
It is the art of making peace with my actions that allows me to move forward, to grow, and to feel fulfilled and satisfied with life. I have always taken life as it comes, adapting, adjusting, and being inspired by my current situation.
In this chapter, I will speak to the art of climbing mountains, as a metaphorical story and then as a less tangible series of ideas about life. Let me start by telling a story of one of my favorite mountain adventures. There are three parts to my story and my mountain: The Discovery; The Climb; and The Precipice.
Previously on Faolan’s Book from chapter two: “The Precipice As soon as we reached the so-called peak, we started doubting if it actually was the peak. There was no view, it was nothing like what I remembered from years ago. For the purposes of the…
More than anyone else I know, I tend to have ups and down, slips and slides in my life. One week I will be a happy, confident, and on my game. I’ll feel like I’m on top of the world like I can do…
I grew up as a vibrant and passionate kid, always looking for some way to imprint my own personal reality onto the world, whether this was building a fort in the woods and pretending to be hiding from the enemy or creating my ideal character while playing Dungeons and Dragons. The world was my canvas and my brain was my paintbrush. I loved searching for tributaries with which I could deliver my reality into the lives of others.