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Introducing myself and my journal: Water Air Breath

About Me:
Hello Everyone!
I'm so happy to be a part of this community! I look forward to the new relationships I will have with many of you.
I'm the daughter of Dutch immigrants. My parents came to the U.S. so my father could get his PhD in soil science at a university here. After he earned his degree, he was offered "post-doc" positions in either Beirut, Lebanon or Las Cruces, New Mexico. He chose Las Cruces which is how I ended up with a live-long addiction to New Mexico green chiles!

I think partially because my Dad was working in the sciences and because I lived in an area where water was a scarce resource, I began to study more about the environment. I know that there are so many reasons why our natural systems are being destroyed, but I find it incomprehensible to eliminate the water, air, land that we need to survive another day. I've been trying to work to change some of that.

Anyway. That's a little bit about me!

My Passions:
learning, meeting different people, trying to make a change

My Challenges:
I'm often overwhelmed which leads to my inaction.

My Vision for the Future:
People have complete respect for each other and the land they depend on. People regain their individual power.

My Areas of Expertise:
Water resources, specifically. Environmental issues.

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

jadefrank's picture

Welcome!

Hello Mwierenga,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

Your passion for the environment is something I think you'll find is a source for common ground with many women here in our community. In fact, there is a writing opportunity to share you story about Land and what it means to you. I sense that you have a powerful, personal story on this subject based on what I've read about you and your upbringing that you shared in your profile.

I would like to invite you to participate in a new writing opportunity to be published in World Pulse Magazine. We are asking women around the world to tell us what Land means to them.

Check it out! http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/mystory

Cheers,
Jade

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

Mwierenga's picture

Thank you!

Jade,

Your warm welcome is so appreciated! Already I feel something new stirring inside of me and am so grateful to explore this within this community. I would like to explore the writing opportunities and will see where that takes me. The submissions I have read have been very heart felt.

More to come!
Marlies

michellee's picture

Hi there!

I'm so glad you found our community, and I hope you share more of your unique perspective with us here on PulseWire. If you have any questions about our community, let me know and I will try and steer you in the right direction. I look forward to hearing more from you!

Best,
Michelle

Michelle
World Pulse Technology Associate

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

life theory

I like your story - looks like you have defined your life theory.
We must join our efforts in regaining respect form the mother nature.

Stay tuned,

With respect,

Victoria

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

Mwierenga's picture

Life theory

You are so right! Joining efforts is critical because no one can do it alone. I look forward to future exchanges with you.

Many greetings,
Marlies

Mwierenga's picture

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has welcomed me into the community! Such amazing women out there!

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