Introducing Myself

Posted October 11, 2015 from Philippines

I’ve written something about myself in my page, the kind of work I do and my interest which is why I am trying hard to get more involved in this network of women primarily and of supporters to get me far to where I want to be with my dream of a better life for all especially the vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities and of course women in difficult situations.

Joining groups would allow wider coverage that is why I am here, I hope you will take time to get to know me from the brief description about me.

You see, as much as I want to talk about myself, for this assignment I would like to talk more in general about the people I encounter because they reflects also who I am and whom I became to be after being with them.

Last night as we are having dinner with my colleagues, I made some reflections of the kind of people I met for work and for my personal life which eventually intertwined because it is always hard to separate the two when you spend couple of years building their lives and yours along the way.

  • There are people who like to make you feel better in the guise of wanting you in their lives but actually don’t.
  • There are people who like to believe you by doing exactly what you want and later explain why it couldn’t work for them or if it does celebrates the success altogether.
  • There are people who accept you no questions ask because they see something in you that they can use for themselves, not in a greedy kind of way but rather more of an opportunity.
  • There are people who just doesn’t care

I am all those four people as much as the people I encountered. In my life I gave in to the thought sometime that I just want to get along with everybody even if I don’t see or refuse to see any value in the encounter because of pride – I know better kind of attitude.

Sometimes I am naïve trying to give everybody a chance to see what works or what doesn’t and I received the same kind of treatment. There are situation in our lives that we only need someone to believe in us to gain the confidence we also need to keep on going. Encountering that from others helped build who I am now and as much as I can I try – knowing something new won’t hurt right?

When that happens, you keep on going, you’re inspired and meet people that because they see something in you believe and accept you for who you are without real expectations or that they see an opportunity that others don’t see. That is something many of us, including myself miss in our encounters. We often don’t take people at face value, we always wants proof and we always want to be convinced – but nothing is ever certain anyway, the element of surprise is always good to have at the back of our minds when we meet someone new.

And the last, which like the first group of people, are people who doesn’t care. I have to say I am not so much guilty in the sense that I like people so much that sometimes ignoring them is hard to do but I did meet those that simply don’t care. Whatever their reasons are, they are entitled to it, I never pry (if I can help it) instead I pray for them instead and hope that sometimes opening up and believing that there is always good in something and someone can be good attitude to have.

Well, that very much is me, in the world I am involved in. I want to try to do more and show myself more to people especially to those that are willing to help me get what I want not just for myself but for others too. So I am hoping that through this groups I can find my match and help me build up the foundation of who I want to be for others and how to make things work from ground up.

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Ann Forsthoefel
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 12, 2015

Dear Coolasas,

Thank you for being so honest and authentic on shring about yourself. I strive as you do to become a more engaged global citizen through the groups on World Pulse and in the community I live in. It is a journey for all of us and I am so glad you are here!

Bright blessings,


Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015

Thank you Ann for the nice comment. 

Yes, were in it together so we will all get to the destination eventually. 

Take care


Busayo Obisakin
Oct 16, 2015
Oct 16, 2015

Dear Coolasas

We are so happy to have you here with us. I had been carrying my dream fo years and unable to do anything about it until I joined WorldPulse in 2009. You are the right place my dear sister to thrive as a person and to bring your dream a reality. Keep exploring the WorldPulse community and the sky will be the begining for you

Once again welcome!

Warmest Love


Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015

Hello Busayo, 

I am happy to have found WP while perusing the net one day and never regretted my decision to join. I've met so many inspiring people that shares my dreams and experience and more. 

Thank you for the welcome :) 

Take care always


Oct 26, 2015
Oct 26, 2015

Dearest Coolasas,

A very warm welcome to World Pulse!

I am touched by your sharing, and particularly your comment: There are situations in our lives that we only need someone to believe in us to gain the confidence. We also need to keep on going. This is something we all can relate to in the efforts to not give up, and to continue empowering ourselves (and other women) to know our own value and have confidence in what we can offer in this life time.  

I also work with people with disabilities and have specialized over the past 35 years focusing on the Deaf Community.  I have known Deaf American women who were in the Peace Corps working with Deaf children in the Philippines.  

I can relate to the challenges people with disabilities face every day and how it compounds that notion of "less than" in a society that already devalues women and girls.

Keep up the good work, Coolasas!  World Pulse is here as your foundation to find and maintain the strength you have to build from the ground up!

We are pleased and thankful that you have joined us, and together we will make the world a better place for women and girls AND those who live with disability!

In solidarity and kindness ~


Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015

Hello Veronica, 

Nice to know someone who knows what it feels like to work for the most marginalized member of the society ... nothing is futile, the small wins we get done is reason to celebrate and thank God so I am never loosing hope. And I am glad to have this support from WP, this was one on those internet activities I do that makes a lot of send nowadays :) 

Let's keep supporting each other and be each others rock. 

All the best and take care