My Personal Assets Map

FUNMI AKERELE
Posted September 30, 2015 from United States

When I was a teenager, I had a lot of trouble choosing my career path as i had a very heavy crush on careers that were art inclined. I was timid but in my own space i saw all these career path in me. I had wanted to be a lawyer, a broadcaster, an actor, a poet and a successful person in any one of the above. To all that knows me, way back then, i couldnt be any of these profession, but to myself , in the space i allowed myself away from the glare of the word, i could brilliantly be any of these. One thing was clear to me, i have a voice , a message and convinction people would love to listen to, i also possses this creative ability to draw out inspiring messages all around me. For i look at life with a different perspective . i choose mass communication as a course and a career in advertising which asimmenselyhelped to shaped me.

I have been told i talkconvincingly, i talk with passion, idraw people out of their shells, i help to create moment of ease for problems,and most Importantly, i decided to inspire and educate girls using my skills. I feel safe everywhere as i have a strongconvictionsofthe things i talk, inspire and educate people about is legitimate. My mother is my strong driving force. She has always been there through thick and thin and she has helped to navigate some life’s terrible issues.

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Berlotte I Antoine
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

I also had a lot of issue to choose what I wanted to learn. But, I realize that sometime who have the desire to learn and this is not a bad thing.

Omoy k Williams
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

 I've also had a background in Mass Communication, I am more than comvinced that life offers us a full circle bringing us back to what we need to achieve.

Dr Ghada Amer
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

you will not imagine how your story make me feel happy and positive, just to feel that there is women who tried to change not only her life but other too, is something great!

My mother also was the best advisor and supporter to me, but unfortunately i lost her from 3 years,  after her loss I felt the life is very difficult, and i thought i will never stand up again, but because of her words, which i always remember, i decided to make her happy and to continue what i began when she was a live

God bless your mother and your life

Ghada

yours

Ghada

champagne
Oct 01, 2015
Oct 01, 2015

Hi Funmi,

I think every adolescents who take a course have experienced like that.Even me,I have an issue what.course I'm going to take.But I believe that everything has a purpose and reason.You finished mass communication,because  you have a ability,your desire to help other people through voice.

Keep up the good work sister,

Sincerely,

Champagne

 

Tosin Victoria APIRIOLA
Oct 01, 2015
Oct 01, 2015

Dear Funmi,

You finally made it to mass communication which in reality has a background of most other courses. 

I had such challenge too, I plunged in into sciences but now found myself more in the social work sector.

I believe this is largely due to quality career Guidance and Counsellors in most schools in Nigeria.I hope things are better now in our Secondary schools for proper guidance, your work with girls can include ensuring they have access to quality G and C, although, little can be done about crush (smiles)

Regards,

Tosin

Emily V
Oct 05, 2015
Oct 05, 2015

Hi Funmi, I love that you are so connected with having  a voice , a message and convinction.  This is so essential to working in the field of mass communication, and it sounds like you are making the most of these assets, to inspire young girls.  It's important for girls to feel like their voice matters, and having role models such as you will create a new generation of women who will have the skills to make sure that their voices are heard.  Keep up the good work!  -Emily

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 06, 2015

Hello Funmi, As an educator and with a passion of supporting girls, am impressed by your decision to inspire and educate girls and also use your skills for the same. This is great. Keep it up.

In solidarity,

Rosemary. 

HodaK
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 07, 2015

Dear Funmi,

It is inspiring to read and listen to women who despite growing up in societies where male dominance might be the norm, have gone all the way to achieve what they set out to do. I think your mother inspired you to believe in yourself and this is crucial to the development of girls around the world. We women as mothers must inspire our daughters to achieve greatness and have the confidence, self believe and resilience to make it through no matter what.

Well done for carrying on the message and inspiring and educating girls, also for giving back to the community. 

You seem like a true leader, all the best for the future!

Kind regards

Hoda

DeborahEdward
Oct 08, 2015
Oct 08, 2015

Dear Funmi,

I still remember a few choice phrases from friends, speakers, colleagues that guide how I make decisions even today...many years later. So your commitment to mass communication and advertising as a way to make your voice heard seems right on, if your goal is to make change.  The energy and commitment - and passion - in your voice comes through so strongly in your post. Congratulations on taking on thee challenges!

Yours,

Deborah