I always find getting started the hardest part - and I am sure that most of you will agree. I have attempted to write this introduction paragraph about 15 times and didn't know where to even go. I am not a writer by any means, I am much more of a oral communicator - so this will be both a challenge and learning experience for me. I have been reading post by all the other amazing women here, about their challenges and success and I wondering what it is that I have done, and what it is that I could actually offer. I have been born into opportunities - Canadian and able to attend University. I have had an education and I have encouragement beyond belief from home to follow my heart and follow my dreams - and I still never feel like I am doing enough - to give back what I have received. I am currently volunteer teaching at the Access Academy, Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh - I am here because I speak English. I get the privilege of helping young women from across South Asia reach for their dreams, and their goals. They have over come more then I can imagine in their villages, towns and cities - they have left their homes for 5 years to go to get an education. I feel lucky everyday that I get to work with them, to help them learn, I just hope that they are learning as much from me as I am from them. They inspire me, and I will forever thank them, and my other students in the Marshall Islands, for helping me grow and learn and hope that someday, hopefully, I will be able to give as much back. Helping. And being obnoxiously positive and optimistic, of course! Figuring it all out Being helpful, motivating and patient.
My Vision for the Future
One where choice actually is possible.