GIRLCHILD, SPELL OUT A VISION FOR YOUR FUTURE

Olanike Adesanya
Posted August 1, 2021 from Nigeria
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It took me about fifty years to realize that a Girlchild got to spell out A VISION for her future. 

As a young growing girl, I used to think that the future was NATURAL, like, it would come and it would form. Little did I know that, for a Girlchild to have a good Future, she needs to work is out as early as from her teens. 

Nobody ever told me about my future, the closest I had towards it was, my mother would always warn me to face my studies, keep my body clean, keep my virginity, "don't come home with the pregnancy that would disturb your academic because the moment you get pregnant, you stop being my responsibility". All that are quite good. They worked. They instilled in me the kind and amount of fear I really needed to work hard and concentrate on my studies. Her warmings had really assisted  me to achieve the academic excellence she and I desired. There was even one she harmmered, that "Per adventure any man is seriously interested in you, let me meet him first before you say yes to his deceit, and he must not wear a single tribal mark on his cheeks";as if it is a mattered fallacy, (as if good husbands were determined by clean cheeks). 

Nobody had ever sat me down or asked me what I wanted for my future or if I had a dream for the future I would live later, without my parents. I had no plan, I had vision, too bad, no dream. May be that was borne out of the other matters that shouldn't concern me that I was directly involved in; Assisting my mother to think and work out how to put food on our table, and to get bothered on how her health would improve, (she was a bit ill, they called it some invisible attacks). All that too is good. But, 

​​​​​​Must I forget about my Future? Even if I wasn't sure the Future would come, but at least I living and growing into the Future, but I failed to plan for my future. As an average student, I have always believed that when I grow up or as I grow up, things would fall in place. That things were bound to be and happen ACCORDINGLY. 

True, I found people around me, successful people, ambitious mates who knew what they wanted to be; Doctors, Pharmacists, Engineers, Nurses, Accountants, name them, and that's exactly what they all became. Except me. I had no Vision for my Future. No Dream. No plan. I remembered I was going to buy a Jeep like a lady who I admired so much then, which I actually achieved later, but what I was going to engage me in to be able to achieve that, I had no idea. I wasn't even thinking about it. If I could achieved the Jeep, I strongly believe that I would have lived or be living my Dream, if I had any. 

​​​​​All I was doing was just studying and passing exams, it was good but that was just not ENOUGH for A Girlchild Purposeful Future. 

As part of the the strategies to achieve my Mission for the Vision NGMD, I am now a wild Corner to Corner, planned and incidental Talk and Campaign in the midst of Girls that, Studying hard is good but would be made better if that could really be combined with SPELLING OUT A VISION FOR THEIR FUTURE. 

A Girlchild must choose a purpose for her living and stir her efforts towards the achievement if this Vision and Purpose for a purposeful living. 

Jack of all Purposes is good, but being A Master of One Purpose is always better. It makes one to be A Great Achiever in a line of A Chosen Purpose in the FUTURE. 

I will always end my stories with this Heralds that: 

NO 

GIRLCHILD 

MUST 

DROPOUT. 

(NGMD) 

Thank you. 

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Rahmana Karuna
Aug 01
Aug 01

NGMD!!!

Olanike Adesanya
Aug 02
Aug 02

Yeah
Sis.
NGMD!!!

rebecca.tang
Aug 01
Aug 01

Thank you for sharing. This is really a good initiative to encourage girls to think and shape their own future. They should have receive good education and have their own dreams. We should also help and protect them.
Please keep the great work on!
May Almighty God bless you all!

Olanike Adesanya
Aug 02
Aug 02

Amen.
Thanks Mom.
More Blessings to your Vessels too.

Beth Lacey
Aug 02
Aug 02

Creating a dream and working towards it is so rewarding. It gives purpose and meaning

Olanike Adesanya
Aug 02
Aug 02

Exactly Mom.
It does, in a big way.
Much

megsmueller
Aug 02
Aug 02

Hello sister and thank you for this deepness. I am seeing through your eyes as I read this story. Wow, what would a girl be without you? You are so needed, more than you know. Your words alone are bringing dreams to life. Thank you for your work. All of us have a special calling. It may not always be what we envision or what we dream of becoming, but it keeps us focused and most IMPORTANTLY, it is for the purpose and benefit of another and that (for me) is the jackpot.! :) Thank you again for sharing. Much love to you dear sister.

Olanike Adesanya
Aug 03
Aug 03

You're very correct Sis.
We all have our different callings.
May we be guided towards them, in Jesus Name.
Amen

megsmueller
Aug 04
Aug 04

Amen!

Corine Milano
Aug 11
Aug 11

Hello Olanike, please check your email associated with your World Pulse account. You have been awarded a Story Award, and we would love to publish your story and give you a Featured Storyteller badge and $100 US honorarium to honor your words and wisdom. Please let me know if you have questions! Corine