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An introduction myself and my journal: The politricks of life

About Me:
My name is Sourma and I live in Evanston (a small suburb near Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago) and my passion is writing. I always knew it was my passion but never pursued it at the same time. I could imagine some might read that in a state of confusion but if you think about it, we never get to our destination the way we might have imagined it, and right now that's what I am trying to do. I work for a nonprofit organization doing grant writing support for healthcare continuing medical education programs for doctors and nurses. Its a great job that allows me to learn, grow and a rewarding job at the end of the day. In the near future, I will pursue my awaited goal of volunteering for the Peace Corps and hope to record my journey through photos, video, and especially journal blogging.

I'm a first generation, Assyrian-American, born in Chicago, Illinois with one brother and one sister and still have both parents. I had a great childhood as a middle-class working family, we struggled just like everyone else but as the youngest I wasn't affected by it as much as others might. I'm very close to my family and extended family. I have a niece and two nephews who I tried to spend as much time with as possible, especially since I don't have my own children yet so I spoil them all the time. In my family I am considered the big mouth with an attitude and as much as I hate when they call me that, its true. I have a lot to say and I say it as loud as I can until someone listens to me.

There's so much more to say but can't stay in this small box.

My Passions:
Politics, Human Rights, Organic Food, Environment and Women's Rights.

My Challenges:

My Vision for the Future:
High speed railway system across the country, vertical farming from big city to rural communities, universal healthcare for all and universal college education for all.

My Areas of Expertise:
Project Management, Writing, I love to try and solve any problems business or personal, creative thinking


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Welcome Sourmak

This is Pulsewire, our online community where we have more than 5000 family members who are from more than 150 countries, please be free to share, connect and collaborate, we will have our annual VOF program this month, please apply and take advantage of the numerous opportunities that comes with it, welcome and be free to browse the site to enjoy many advantages presented here...they are all positive..

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very 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!


sourmak's picture

Thank you

Thank you both for the warm welcome. I am excited to join in on all the important discussions and hope to build many wonderful friendships with as many that will let. :)


Fatima Waziri's picture

I have being living in the US

I have being living in the US for four years now. I visit Nigeria every year though.


sourmak's picture

Oh excuse my ignorance, I

Oh excuse my ignorance, I should have looked through your profile. Where in the U.S. do you live? How have you liked living here?

Everyone's experience in the states is different especially nowadays with the bad economy for people in places like Nigeria is the United States still a country with "the land of opportunity" or has that changed?

I've heard from people after President Obama was elected his picture was posted in homes, stores, etc as if it was their president who won or that he was this universal president, did you see that at all when you visit Nigeria?

Excuse all my questions, that's just the journalist in me.

Fatima Waziri's picture

I go to school in Pittsburgh

I go to school in Pittsburgh but spend most of my time on the east coast. I have loved living here so far even though it gets stressful sometimes. There are just too many things to worry about here. Most people just live to work and never fully enjoy life but i am enjoying life to the fullest.....kind of easy when you are a student. The United States gives people more opportunities than any other country in the world, you can be what ever you want to be here as long as you have a road map and stay focused.

Like they say, the grass is always greener on the other side, many Nigerians are still struggling to come here without understanding how the system works. With September 11, so many things have changed for immigrants, immigration laws and all. However, with the bad economy, many very educated and experienced Nigerians have moved back home for better opportunities.

You bet! Obama is seen as a world president it was a victory for the whole sub saharan africa. I have a friend in Nigeria who is obsessed with Obama. She has t shirts, bumper stickers, pins with the face of Obama everywhere


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