Drawing the curtain

Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
Posted April 30, 2013 from Nigeria

Its been four weeks of soul searching and peering deep within myself to bring out the treasures from the junk,the gains from the pain,a message from the mess.its been tough,but worth it. When I saw the assignment for the final submission,my first impression was"700 words?what?how will I come up with that?"I had in four lines what my vision is for the future,my vision for my community and why I believe I should be choses as a worldpulse correspondent!anyway,here goes:

My life's vision has always been to leave wherever I am,whoever I meet better than I met them.I am most importantly passionate about girls,their wellbeing emotionally,mentally,physically and spiritually.I desire for them to grow up to be whole and healthy individuals who will go on to become the women of the future,the World Pulse kind of woman who will be strong to stand in the face of whatever comes their way.a well adjusted woman who laughs in the face of opposition and says,"you have no idea what the driving force within and behind me is"!

This I desire to do by having a girls club on radio which will be a forum to inspire them and encourage them to achieve their highest potentials with their full participation. I also desire to have a girls' walk in centre,like a clinic where they can come in and talk freely with numerous counsellors on diverse issues troubling them be it healthwise or educationally or any form of abuse in school and at home;and have solutions proferred and a dynamic action taken to make the world a better place for them to fulfil their different destinies.

I also wish to contribute to economic empowerment in my community by training the less priviledged,ignored and neglected women in various forms of vocational works so they don't have to rely on anyone for finances,that they may be free and independent,and thus simultaneously creating a platform for them where there voices will be heard,where they can interact with one another,share their unique problems and challenges with one another, and learn from each other's wisdom,profer solutions and do whatever is necessary to bring it to pass and form a formidable support system for one another and the numerous other women who will join them.

I know change starts from one person.if I can positively impact one woman's life,I'm indirectly impacting a whole generation who will also impact others and make this world a better place for a woman to live in and walk with her head held up high,having no fear whatsoever!

I want to be the worldpulse correspondence because the training will equip me with all I need to influence my world for good,help me fine tune my dreams and visions,overcome my fears and help me be a strong voice in my community and my world,speaking for those who cannot speak and helping them eventually speak for themselves. A well trained woman with the passion and zeal for change is like a lioness in its wake,it turns away before nothing and noone. I believe this training will help me be that lioness. With strong emotions,I drop my pen as this is my final submission..but my PULSE beats on!

Voices of Our Future Application: Your Vision

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Lylinaguas
May 03, 2013
May 03, 2013

Great post! It takes only one small pebble to create a ripple in the water when you throw it. So you're so right that change can start from one to create an impact to many lives. By pushing through with your plans you can make that change. So be the chsnge. Good luck to you!

Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Amen! I wish you all the best too:)

Zandi
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Hi dear, I enjoyed reading your post.

May God grant you the desires of your heart.

Keep your fire for life burning!

Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Amen and Amen to your prayers. May we all never be silenced by His grace! Speak on!

weaverheart
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Dear Abisinuola,

Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

I hope they cease to be ideas soon enough...being turned into reality.

weaverheart
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Dear Abisinuola, Thank you for putting pen to paper (or in this case, hands to the keyboard!) You envision several promising ideas to help support and empower girls in your community. I truly hope that they come to fruition with ease. May you be surrounded by support and may your determination be your compass! Your passion speaks loudly. Keep it up!

All the best, Laura

Mila
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Hi Abisinuola,

You are a really good writer! I love that you are honest and that can be concise and so powerful and motivating. I wish you all the best as you move towards achieving your creative and helpful solutions.

Keep making a difference! :) Mila

Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

That was encouraging!I wish you all the best too in all your endeavours. Love,

Hesychia
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Dear Abisinuola ~ Your enthusiasm for helping and working with women and girls is infectious! You have some great ideas and I hope you have or can find people to help you carry all of them out. I especially admire your comparison of a well-trained woman with a lioness (A well trained woman with the passion and zeal for change is like a lioness in its wake,it turns away before nothing and no one.). That's a great metaphor for your work! Blessings ~ Hesychia

Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

I'm so grateful for such glowing comments:) Well,I have some and I'm finding more to help jumpstart this many dreams I have! I'm not there yet,but it'll happen soon. God bless and keep you

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013

My dear you have said it well and precisely. Thank you for such a great post and i pray you continue to be the positive change in many of the girls' lives. Stay blessed my dear sister