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Introducing myself and my journal: Laura's Voice

About Me:
I am 45 years old, the proud mother of two boys - ages 15 and 24, and happily divorced. I administrate a variety of systems for the quality department of an engine manufacturer, and am attending school online to obtain a bachelor's degree in IT - Business Systems Analysis.

I love to read and just started "Half the Sky". I also enjoy kayaking, swimming, boating, walking/hiking, traveling, and spending time with family. My life has changed dramatically, for the better, within the past two years - a divorce, a move to a new house, and most importantly, having my birth son get in touch with me. I had given my oldest son up for adoption at birth and we've been reunited since September 09. Getting to know him, finding out he has had a good life, and has grown into a successful, caring, and polite young man has been a very wonderful, although highly emotional, experience. My sons and I recently had a wonderful time on a family vacation to Puerto Rico. I feel very fortunate to finally be free of an emotionally abusive man, own my own home, work at an interesting job, and have two wonderful sons to love. There are so many women less fortunate than I, and I like to help where I can. One way I do this is through the "Women Empowering Women" lending team on Kiva. I am looking forward to being part of the Pulse Wire community.

My Passions:
Learning and personal growth, fighting poverty and injustice, my family

My Challenges:
Overcoming the past

My Vision for the Future:
To become an independent, well-traveled, professional who finds and takes advantage of opportunities to improve the world in small ways.

My Areas of Expertise:
Software - Microsoft products, SAP Quality Module


Katie McDonald's picture

Hello & Welcome

Hello Laura,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are a vibrant online community with many groups and features, which I encourage you to explore.

If you are not sure where to start, I suggest going to the Voices Rising section. Here you can view and comment on the latest posts. It is available here:

Joining the PulseWire Lounge is also a great place to start. This group is at the heart of the PulseWire culture and can be found here:

I look forward to hearing more about your life.

Best wishes,


Laura628's picture

Thank you.

Hello Katie,

Thanks for the warm welcome and the links.

Best regards,

Maria Howe's picture


Welcome to Pulsewire!

It's exciting to have you here and to learn a bit about you. We all get a little more empowered when more voices join the choir! Please feel free to share your thoughts, stories and encouragement. Hopefully you enjoy becoming a part of this global community.

I'm glad to hear that you are living a life that is your own and free from abuse. Enjoy getting to know your son. What an amazing and intense experience! I look forward to seeing more of you online and hearing more of your voice.

Listen. Engage. Have Fun!


Laura628's picture

Thank you

Hello Maria,

Thank you for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to becoming part of this community.

Best regards,

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 and you will find this to be a positive experience. 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!


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