When you rise up from brokenness and you start stepping into wholeness, keep stepping all the way

Marie Abanga
Posted October 3, 2019 from Cameroon

One thing is sure, if you have been broken (as many of us could have been at some moment), it is possible to rise up. The first efforts will probably be so tough, but they are worth it. 

When you rise up then, no matter what, don't give up on your step. Keeping taking them one at a time. Baby steps or antelope steps, whatever stage of your life it happens to meet you at, just keep stepping.

I am rounding up a week in Accra Ghana where I came to participate in a 3 days orientation program organised by the university of Lancaster where I was admitted as a Commonwealth Scholar. You can read my blog about the experience in Ghana at this link wp.me/p46fnT-31k

Now, had I not sought to rise up after all that brokenness over a decade ago, I wouldn't be who or where I am today. I wouldn't have discovered World Pulse, and amazing sisters like Olutosin, Sophie, Lisbeth, Jill oh I can't name is all. I wouldn't have created an association which at barely 10months of existence has received its first grant from the US Embassy for a one year project. I wouldn't have applied for the commonwealth Long distance scholarship and to the university of Lancaster, hmmmmmmmmm, I may not even have been alive again by now.

Therefore, I chose to pursue wholeness and to keep stepping. I chose to celebrate each step I take and to inspire, motivate and encourage all on my path just like myself. I refuse to dwell on the days when the steps are shaken by any circumstances include my insecurities. I refuse to attend pity parties again and look at any situations I am faced with optimism and as a means to learn and grow.

In a nutshell, I pledge to keep stepping for me and mine - this for me is how I show gratitude to the universe for still letting me occupy some space on planet earth hahahahaha  

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Tarke Edith
Oct 04
Oct 04

Wao Marie
Stepping on is what we should keep in our minds.
I very happy to see you and Lisbeth in Ghana .l hope you people had a nice time together.
Thanks for sharing dear
Have a wonderful day dear

Tarke Edith
Oct 04
Oct 04

Wao Marie
Stepping on is what we should keep in our minds.
I was very happy to see you and Lisbeth in Ghana .l hope you people had a nice time together.untill you people when shopping please bring my own things ooo haha
Thanks for sharing dear
Have a wonderful day dear

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Oh Yes Edith Ma,

Thank you o, we had a great time and I loved the whole experience.
Always my pleasure sharing o, na only time to share fir lack hahahaha

Lisbeth
Oct 04
Oct 04

Dear Marie,
It's very true and I relate to your wise saying. Wow, my name is written in the book ha.
We will take your advice seriously and a mother's advice to daughters. We will never even if the body in us is wasting. We will keep moving for a change.
Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Ghana.
Xx

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear lizzy o,

I was spoiled with care and food in Accra thank you so much. I came back to so much work I mean Accra was safari hahahaha, but am stepping one day at a time.

Lisbeth
Oct 11
Oct 11

Safari haha :-)
Yes one step at a time.
Take care

maeann
Oct 04
Oct 04

Hi Marie,

Thank you for continually pursuing wholeness and stepping on.

That is wonderful that you are being part of the scholar woww!!!

As you said, dont give up on your step!!!

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Maeann,

Thank you so much. Oh yes, let's not give up on our step

Hello, Sister Marie,

You are a resilient, strong, beautiful woman! I’m so proud of you for becoming the best version of yourseld today!

Yes, change is hard in the beginning. An author says it takes 100 days of adjustment.

I’m curious how did your diet came along?

Hugs, sis!

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Karen,

Thank you o. You would think I came back and climbed on a scale? Nope this lady came back to so much busy organizing the first walk against rape scheduled for Nov 9th and etc etc, just wait I will try to write a post over the weekend - the adjustment for me could take more or less but it is a fact you can't beat hahaha

Hello, my unstoppable sister,

You’re most welcome. Please don’t worry so much about your weight if it’s not taking a tole on your health. Wow. You truly are busy. Please take some rest. Maybe rest is all you need to let you gain a little weight.

You are amazing just as you, dear. We love you.

Jill Langhus
Oct 04
Oct 04

Hello Dear Marie,

How are you doing? Did you have a safe trip back to Cameroon, I hope?

It sounds like you had a very nice and productive trip to Ghana. You are the poster child for resilience, dedication and tenacity...:-)

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend, dear!

XX

Marie Abanga
Oct 10
Oct 10

Hi dearie,

Tomorrow will make a week since I returned and the time here is 8.27 pm - I am already yawning like nothing I can describe lol, I am so tired. Today was a long and full of things to and... Inshort thanks for your comment, I owe you one...am a poster child for what? hahahahahaha and oh yes I did love my stay in Ghana, but was glad to be back home.
I have to sleep now, dunno if I write sense at this rake

Jill Langhus
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hello there:-)

You're welcome! I hope you're feeling better now and not pushing yourself too hard?! You're a poster child for resilience, dedication and tenacity:-)

Hope you have a great week with plenty of rest:-)

XX

Anita Shrestha
Oct 04
Oct 04

Dear
Thank you for sharing this good experience and optimism view

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Anita,

Thank you for your comment. We are together in this all the way

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 05
Oct 05

Dear Marie,
What a powerful message with so much evidence that your words are true. Such leaps forward you have had from continuing to trust your own worth despite tough times. You shine, and inspire us to trust ourselves too, dear sister!

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Aunty T,

Thank you so much, yes like an Eagle I go

let's keep the step

efe
Oct 06
Oct 06

You are a strong and confident woman. Keep on soaring

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Efe,
Thank you
We all are at our core o
Take care and keep the step

taberuth
Oct 06
Oct 06

Exactly. When you feel broken let’s use it as a spring board to higher heights. Keep inspiring others sister.

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Hi Ruth,

We sure need to remember that. We are in this together and Together we are stronger.