Sometimes when I am lying on the bed envisioning my future and my work, the night ends up with insomnia for I keep imagining and I become overexcited simply thinking of what I am going to do in the future. Sometimes my family becomes a bit impatient of my continuously going on studies, so many times they suggest me to find a job such as a teacher and stay beside them. They hope that I can find a stable job and safely lead my life. Of course, I am so grateful to them for their supports, their faith in my education and their love for me; however, simply being a teacher is not what I want; nor is it aim of my education. I do not mean to underestimate the occupation of being a teacher of course; it is indeed an essential career too.
My personal vision for my life is that I want to become a writer whose words become weapons to battle with violence and discrimination against women and girls. I want to get my books published. I want to display the lives of me, my peers, mothers, and sisters on the pages so that everyone can take a glance to feel and to find images of themselves from their lives.
The most importantly, my vision is that I see myself as a part of solutions to women and girls issues; moreover, I always see myself as trailblazer of positive changes in my community. I want to be an effective change maker and exemplary social worker. I also see my knowledge and my experience will be the service of others’ needs. I want to establish an organization which provides a vibrant and diverse residential learning community where girls are encouraged to take part in and fulfill their potentials. I firmly believe that cooperation is the key foundation for a revolutionary; therefore, in the future I want to work with women and girls so that we all come together as one and combine our voices to lead the lives the way we want to. As a result, I see my community as harmonious place with full of human resources; organic intellectuals; gender equality and wholesome environment where everyone grows up equally and happily.
I want to improve the quality of education by creating a student-focused environment in which each individual is encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions so that they can recognize their own potentials as well as to be able to cultivate each individual’s self-confidence, creativity, and their critical thinking skills to explore more through daily interactions, communications and readings.
I want to inspire all women and girls to dare to make their life’s work be something that is truly enjoyable and meaningful to them; I want to motivate them to be innovative and to use the power of their creative minds; I want to help girls come to know and understand who they are and how easy it is to become who they would like to be. The problem what I see in my community is that girls are born as less fortunate; they are seen as inferior to boys; and they are believed to be born as properties of other families. As time passes, girls end up internalizing these socially constructed beliefs or stigmas as they are and they even become receptive. Therefore, I want to encourage girls to reflect themselves and recognize their talents without looking at themselves through the lens of social stigma. I not only want to shape my identity through my experience and my education, but also I want to improve the lives of women and girls in my community too.
Of course, to fulfill my visions, I need to equip myself with profound skills and experiences; I need huge resources and knowledge to help other people; I need professional mentors to help me with every aspect of my future career design so that I can bring effective changes in lives of women and girls in back communities as well as I can be great resources or any service to them. I never take granted of this precious opportunity of my education because I know what is exactly like otherwise. Therefore, I am looking forward to being a part of Voices of Our Future in the World Pulse so as to enlarge my knowledge and start laying the greatest foundation to realize my visions.
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