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Introducing myself and my journal: Finding my truth

About Me:
I am a 38-year-old mother and wife. I live in a beautiful community but feel it's a bit of bubble. The "outside" world seems very far away from this upper-middle class, mostly white community. I work as a copy editor at the local paper and am reminded just how detached this place can be.
I was raised in a suburb of L.A., a far cry from the quite, sleepy retirement community I live in now. I struggle with my life here, to some peoples surprise. My struggle is in keeping in mind that there is a world out there, beyond the mcmansions I'm surrounded by. I want to be part of that world because I know there is work to do. Living here, it seems people forget. They tut-tut over headlines and stories of atrocities, but seldom do I see anything more.
I'm hoping that by joining this community, my need to be part of something bigger, my need to feel like I'm giving back, doing something more than what is directly in front of me will be, even a little bit, fulfilled.

My Passions:
Standing up to injustice

My Challenges:
Finding a way to fulfill my passion

My Vision for the Future:
A place where my daughter can feel safe

My Areas of Expertise:
I can talk to a tree and come away with something and I'm a copy editor and at one time, was a graphic designer.

Comments

olutosin's picture

Welcome Jeanette

Hi dear, you are welcome into our midst, this is the community of people who wants to touch lives by raising the voices of the voiceless....Thank God that you realize that there is a world after the walls.
You are free to browse through the community site, share from your experiences and learn at the same time while adding your comments.
Open your eyes my friend and sister, because you are in the right place.
Welcome Jeanette

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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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!

Peace!
Fatima

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