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Arda's Personal Apology and Thanks to You

To all the inspiring women that make WORLD PULSE what it is,

I have been thinking about my interview for the past few weeks and have managed to put something together! I will post it within the coming hours, but before I do that, I just HAD to send this message as a personal apology to you.

The truth is, a few weeks ago, I had been feeling so far-back from worldpulse that one day, I found myself considering the disaster: walking out. I thought this would be my only option. I thought I put myself in such a bad situation (no internet connection, too drained with work, unable to catch up with emails and messages, even assignments) that the punishment of walking away was something I deserved! It was so sad to think I'd be walking away from such a horizon; a world that I genuinely connected with. I was starting to think I had no other option...

That same day, I received my first call from my mentor.

The outcome of that call was so intense (I'll possibly share it with you someday,) but the reason I am sending you this message right now is to tell you that after that call, I've been reading through some of your assignments, some of your reflections, your thoughts, fears, even some of your personal messages to me; most of which I had not been able to be a part of! I feel like it had been a loss, for your voices are so rich and inspiring; your words so uplifting and encouraging. I owe you my personal apology for not letting you hear my voice. I can finally hear my voice coming back, and I feel happy to hear the rhythm that is so close to yours!

I thank you for not giving up on me when I almost gave up on myself.



olakitike's picture

good to see you

it might not be easy or convenient sometimes but it is definitely worth it. hoping to see more of you.

Arda's picture

You're right

It's definitely worth it! Thanks for your reply! :)

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Love seeing you online!

Well, what can I say except, WOOOO WOOOO!

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

and courage for sharing what you have been experiencing.

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Maria de Chirikof's picture

So glad you are back!

I have missed you a lot and wondered where you had been! Sorry times were hard but so glad you found your way here again! Your voice was so touching and also so interesting that I am so glad you are discovering it again and sharing it with us!

I am so glad your mentor and you connected, aren't the great?!

hugs and love,


ps) do you need someone to interview you for the first thing? I am sure most anyone is willing so just ask!

stella Ndugire- Mbugua's picture

hi girl...

it happens... this journey is not as easy as i thought...but you're tough...we are tough to still be here. You never know what lies ahead. Just hang on knowing we are walking with you and need you here with us. the more we are, strengthening each other, the easier it will get.

Go girl....


Stella Ndugire- Mbugua
ICS- Africa

Nusrat Ara's picture

Keep th faith. We are all

Keep th faith.

We are all there for you. It is really difficult to keep up with too many things especailly when there is a lot of work to do. We all undersatnd as some of us are sailing in the same boat.




Arda's picture

You rock!

Your messages were the first thing I saw early this morning...

I have to say they put a big smile on my face and made me feel so welcomed.

With much appreciation,

busayo's picture

I am glad you are back

Hi Arda,
I am so glad you are back, this program could be so challenging. Let us just know we have to do it.
You are too good to be giving up on. so ride on sister

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Kizzie's picture

Hey Arda, Your message was

Hey Arda,

Your message was soo touching! Welcome back and I can't wait to read your interviews and journal posts:)

Love and respect,


giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Welcome Arda

forgive me that i am now responding to this post. I was not angry with you and i did accept your apology as well.
we are more than excoted to have you back. Without you, we are not a whole. We feel part of us cut away that is why we are happy you are back.

I read your bio story and i ahppy. it is great piece.
Cudos and so on we march forward. Nothing can stop us oooooooo

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Greight Foundation

LauraB's picture

Wonderful voice

I'm so happy your voice is rising and your feeling, hearing it rise. You speak so beautifully with grace.
What a gift to have a mentor that encouraged you with love and respect.

I look forward to reading what comes next.

Kizzie's picture

Hey Arda, I just read your

Hey Arda,

I just read your story on Rana and it was wonderful!

Continue writing and inspiring us!

Best wishes,


Tina's picture

I am so so so pleased you are back

It was uplifting for me to receive your emails and to hear from you again. I am so very pleased that you decided to stay and join us again after all. Your voice was truly missed here. Sincerely I mean that.
Much Much love is being sent your way from me,
Tina xx

Arda's picture

Thank you so much...

Thank you all for these uplifting messages - I truly feel a sense of solidarity here.

JaniceW's picture

Our sister

Arda, I'm so happy that you have seen how much you have been missed. You are part of the family and so although we may not hear from you for a period of time, or you may not hear from us, the friendship endures and is a constant. Best wishes...

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