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hi,
just checking to see if my membership hasnt been suspended (just kidding). really! its been ages since i posted anything. Would have liked to but nothing exciting is happening in my life at the moment.

how is everyone? i miss Katea (hope i spelt her name correctly) she used to respond so nicely to my posts. Katea thanks for all those thoughtful replies (hope you get to read this)

i was in Ghana getting closer to my dream (or so i thought) but im back home in Nigeria. have a new job. For the first time in my life i have a 9-5 job. i am at a desk all day. im thankful alright but i feel like i am hibernating. waiting for the next exciting stage of my life. Maybe i wont have any more excitements. Maybe that period of adventure will eventually be a distant memory, a tale for my grandkids.

i should feel excited that i am working in the capital city and that i get to meet the politicians (they are the most popular group in my country) . i even get to meet people that are close to the president but i don't feel anything. instead of trying to find a way of getting a juicy contract and bidding a final farewell to poverty, i am counting the days to... i dont know but i need to live again. i need to tell stories, i need to mentor youngsters but i am not doing any of that.

to all my comrades in the WORLD PULSE that have been doing so, icommend you for not temporarily giving up like i have.

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jadefrank's picture

Welcome back!

Hi Efe,

Welcome back... we missed you! You have such a unique voice, as well as a way of sharing your views and life in Nigeria and Ghana with humor and truth. I have always enjoyed reading your journals and I know a lot of PulseWire members feel the same! It sounds like some major changes have happened in your life since we last heard from you.

You need to tell stories? We are listening and eagerly awaiting to hear them! If you're looking to get involved with mentoring youth in Nigeria, I highly recommend connecting with our dear Busayo (http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1463). She has a lot of experience in counseling victims of violence, and she is about to embark on a journey of empowerment training from the Empowerment Institute. She might be a good resource for you on how to get active with mentoring youth in Nigeria.

Looking forward to hearing more from you Efe!

Hugs,
Jade

efe's picture

HI JADE

I FINISHED RESPONDING TO YOUR COMMENT TO MY POST WHEN I REALIZED THAT I POSTED THE REPLY IN THE "NEW" SECTION INSTEAD OF THE "REPLY" SECTION. SO PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. THANKS

efe's picture

GOOD FOR BUSAYO

HI JADE,

I AM SO GLAD BUSAYO IS DOING SO WELL. SHE REALLY NEEDS RESOURCES TO HELP HER AS SHE REACHES OUT TO VULNERABLE VICTIMS. ILE-IFE WHERE SHE IS BASED IS QUITE FAR FROM ABUJA WHERE I AM BUT I HOPE SHE WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH US (VOF FANS) AND SHARE HER BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES.

AT FIRST WHEN I JOINED THE COMMUNITY ALL I WANTED WAS TO BECOME A CORESPONDENT. RIGHT NOW IM GLAD I HAVE A GROUP OF POSITIVE-THINKING WOMEN TO HANG OUT WITH ON THE INTERNET.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH

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