She was Born to Fly - More power to Girls- International Women Day

Nabila Abbas
Posted March 2, 2019 from Pakistan
Performing simulated flying training
Receiving an award for acknowledgement struggles into the field of aviation
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In a small tribe, where the fate of people was endowing with No Education , No awareness , No technologies , No facilities , No advance or modern way of Life , No Freedom , No ideas to flourish , No sense of living ….. as far as I'm concern to PRESENT  developed world yet this " NO" is endow to my area. I assume perhaps this "NO" is normal with the people of mine as they are so poorly shaken down. In an area, where struggle to live could be much more difficult then what else they should expect for ?Yes! This is my area . This is in my blood and it raised me up seeing the toughest of all. Being girl it was a terrifically challenging to dream for something.  And my dream was no big than engaging myself from the love of flying to aviation industry. I was so little when this idea came into mind. Perhaps a student of grade 5th. For people, it was a joke to let the kid enjoying her fancy world. But for me, it was clear I would rather like to die of passion than this boredom of tribe and conservative space, prevailing around of me. 

A girl who sparkled her eyes with bigger dreams , who breathed the hope of change, who had fancy thinking of " Flying " It was just like a joke to dream for something which was an " alien " stuff to even think for the people of a poor tribe .Yes ! Its me who dreamt : " She Was Born To Fly ". I could remember I was so crazy I wrote my first childhood poem in the diary, which my father once brought for me and the poem is like ; 

The heights of sky

The love of fly

The shining of stars

The swimming of clouds

Returning my eyes to the desire of dreaming

The saying of people there is lighting of shine into my eyes

And,

the voice inside the heart continuous recalling ;

"She was born to fly."

 

It was like a frog desiring to get away of its hole and to make the WELL a beautiful place. But those little hands of mine which carved out such a bigger dream into simplest words was unaware of all blockages which were going to be proved iron-wall among me and my passion . Those little hands were unfamiliar with the battle which was going to be fought by me to turn my dream into reality. An area where girls were supposed to do households and after that their last destination is considered to marry them with a stranger and that's it.....I challenged my existence to a new level. 

 

I started making research about aviation. In those days access to internet was difficult because we were not having any T.V or internet  facility at  home.I went on making interactions with people who knew little bit about aviation. I spent less on study but much on finding initial ways to get on the path. It was Like I was finding a black cat in the dark room.My family asked me to do pre medical but I was intoxicated with the taste of my own dreams.I did pre medical but forcefully, I was ready to do anything in term of assurance by my parents that OK they would like to concern about my aim. Even I was in such severe circumstances that no one was Concerning about my aim or dream.

They only had to tell me :" Oh Bella u can't fly just Get rid off this fuss and do what we tribe girls should…we can't send you in the far places for such a fancy dream "I wept for many nights, I screamed for months battling inside of me, and I strove nearly 7 years to Just make my parents understand.Then later I came to know flying is expensive  and it was un-affordable for my sole earner father. But I didn't lose heart, I rather engaged myself with 'Bs in aviation management (from university of management and technology Lahore Pakistan). Lahore is far from my Tribe. Reaching  Lahore was also a big problem but with consistence , self confident and passion I succeeded to come here.

Though there arose a lot of  financial , family-support and cultural problems but I fought for my dream bravely . I made them assure that I will make myself a pride for all  . Meanwhile, throughout this struggle, my parents at last supported me strongly. 

 I'm nearly done with my degree now. I carried whole degree on scholarship and managed independently to do part time jobs like teaching, content writing into few companies.   I've been remained a distinctive student of my department working for other students as well. I came formulating a dedicated forum named " Aviation Literary forum" where our purpose is to gather all students on a same platform to show innovative ideas and practical life experiences into this field.  For these dedications, I have been awarded 'an acknowledgment struggles to the field of aviation.'I am yet having passion to fly and hoping to destiny where i would be able to fulfill this dream too. i am never hopeless because there was a time even I was not having money to pay my bus fare towards Lahore but by now I have distinction into aviation degree with 4 year beautiful journey of my university life. So, I believe in achieving anything bigger into our lives as if you'r determine and passionate.Now I Look forward to work into aviation industry with the same spirit and energy. I would like to thanks my parents, my department ( Institute of Aviation Studies), sir Kalim ur Rehman and especially Captain Imran Saaed for supporting me a lot.  I would like to end saying ; 

"Flying got instantly into my soul , but the answer as to why , must be found somewhere back in the mystic maze of my birth , childhood and the circumstances of my earlier life . Whatever I'm is blessing and the beginning of it all have their roots in Dream-Road. I might have born in hovel but I determined to travel with the wind and stars." 

 

(Youtube Link) 

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jlanghus
Mar 02
Mar 02

Hi Bella,

Thanks for sharing your so inspiring story with us. How has life been since you've obtained your degree and a new job? What are your goals now, dear?

Hope you're having a great day, and good luck with your story submission!

Nabila Abbas
Mar 03
Mar 03

Dear Jilanghus pleasure to have greetings from you :)
Yes I am looking forward to have a job into Emirates airline soon. I have applied there and got positive response. Process will be time taken but i am hoping it will go better.
Yes my 4 years experience into university was fantastic. I have not only studied but remained an active member to participate in every extra curriculum to achieve more voluntary and community welfare.

jlanghus
Mar 04
Mar 04

Hello dear,

Glad to have you back on the forum!

Very nice. Well done with your prospects and also volunteering, too.

Looking forward to seeing more updates from you.

Z.Elias
Mar 05
Mar 05

Hello!
I’m so glad that you have made your dream come true, you are a great example of inspiration for each one of us.
Thank you.

Nabila Abbas
Mar 03
Mar 03

Thanks dear Elias. Its pleasure to have greetings from you :)

Maya Iwata
Mar 03
Mar 03

Nabila,
Thank you for sharing your inspiring story- you are both an aviator and a poet. I love how your story ends with the line "I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and stars." Hope to hear more stories from you in future. Congratulations on all your hard won accomplishments.

Nabila Abbas
Mar 03
Mar 03

Dear Maya i appreciate your good sense prevailing over my work and accomplishments. I see the best human into You. Greetings from Pakistan

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 03
Mar 03

Dear Nabila,

What a powerful story of determination to follow your dream - a dream that you had from such a very young age. Not only is your story a story of your ability to persevere, and to hold onto what has clearly been your own personal "calling" in life, you have shone a path for all others who face hurdles, showing that many seemingly impossible hurdles can be lept over by trusting ourselves. Wow, you show here what I love about WorldPulse sisters. Learning how strong a girl, a woman can be. Big congratulations.

With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Nabila Abbas
Mar 03
Mar 03

Dear Tam i appreciate your good sense prevailing over my work and accomplishments. I see the best human into You. Greetings from Pakistan :)

Dawn Arteaga
Mar 04
Mar 04

Wow what an inspirational story! Thank you for sharing!

Nabila Abbas
Mar 04
Mar 04

Thanks dear Dawn, i see best human into you
Greetings from Pakistan

Tola Makinde
Mar 04
Mar 04

Hi Bella,
You are a great asset to your generation. I love your determination and i wish you your hearts desire.
Keep flying high

Nabila Abbas
Mar 04
Mar 04

Thanks dear Tola
Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage

Kirthi
Mar 05
Mar 05

WOW, Bella! YOU ARE SO INSPIRING! Thank you for sharing your story! I truly hope you succeed in all your endeavours!

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage.

CINDYDARELL
Mar 05
Mar 05

Dear Nabila,
I am proud of your story. You turned every No into a possible YES for yourself and every young girl who will hear your story. I wish you the very best and soar higher. Hope to join you someday in the clouds. keep touching the clouds with your amazing gift and keep inspiring many more women. You are admired greatly.

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage.

ARREY - ECHI
Mar 06
Mar 06

Dear Nabila,
Wow! This is such a beautiful and powerful story!
Congratulations for all you have achieved and for not letting the barriers and obstacles let your dream die.
I think your imaginative young mind saw a life you didn't want and flying was the only escape. Glad you were able to fly! May your story inspire many young girls in Paskitan and elsewhere to chase their dreams no matter what.

All the best as you press forward. Inspiring.
Hugs from Cameroon,
Arrey

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage.

Aysh Khan
Mar 06
Mar 06

Wow wow.. What a refreshing piece of writing. Great motivation girl. Stay blessed
Aysh Khan from Pakistan

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage. Love from Pakistan.

Olutosin
Mar 06
Mar 06

Fly my sister.
Soar higher.
May your sky be blue. Amen!

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage.

J Brenda Lanyero
Mar 06
Mar 06

Hi Nabila,
Thank you for running after your dream.

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage.

Ahdi Hassan
Mar 06
Mar 06

I couldn’t find words that expressed my gratitude the way I wanted.
I truly appreciate your nice note and efforts. Teenage girls really need your support for further endeavours.

Nabila Abbas
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks Dear, Your appreciation and supportive moral is my courage.

narayani khadka
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear Bella, thank you so much for sharing this powerful story. you have proved that your faith is stronger than your fear. Best wishes to you. Keep on inspiring, keep on sharing.
Much love from your sister <3
Kathmandu, Nepal

Nabila Abbas
Mar 09
Mar 09

Thanks dear for your love and supportive moral love from Pakistan

uduakedet
Mar 10
Mar 10

Wow!! Nabila, you were truly born to fly. Keep breaking barriers and boundaries.

Nabila Abbas
Mar 11
Mar 11

Thanks dear

YUREKA BAN
Apr 11
Apr 11

thank you so much for sharing. Your story relates my dream of becoming an engineer. It is really inspiring.

Nabila Abbas
Apr 11
Apr 11

You are more than welcome. I would love to hear your story and u will get what you want. Peace be to u ✌