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This is only the beginning

The sky is the limit!

If someone would have asked me what my personal vision for my life is before I joined Pulse Wire, I would have confuse them with my personal background, how I’ve come to work for a civil society organization, how I think I want to become a diplomat when I ‘grow up’, but how I’m pretty sure that it’s not what I really want to do because I doubt it would make me truly happy. It’s not that I don’t know what I want; on the contrary, I know exactly what I want. I just didn’t know how to put it into words, into a vision, and into a plan that would allow me to reach my full potential until I discovered Pulse Wire.

I would like to try to explain why Pulse Wire has had such a positive impact on my personal vision for my life without sounding cliché or corny, but then I’m just astonished that how what seems like an easy initiative would positively affect me in such a huge way. I then want to take back my words and say I didn’t discover Pulse Wire; Pulse Wire discovered me.

So what’s my personal vision for my life? To become a citizen journalist and to use Web 2.0 to a whole different, more grand degree of recruiting people to take action for positive social change. Pretty vague, huh? NOT AT ALL!! You see, this vision is a shift from pathology; I want to focus on the possibilities and where I want to go, and not focus on a single end result while the sky is the limit!

In the beginning of this unforgettable journey, the terms provided in the introduction had my head spinning with great ideas. I kept on saying “yes, yes… YES!” to myself, understanding the valuable role I could play in using Web 2.0. I’ve already been a long-time user of Web 2.0 and my networks are quite extensive, but nothing could prepare me for the motivation to do more as soon as I started using Pulse Wire.

To have already gained so much from the last 4 weeks, I can’t help but to feel slightly selfish when explaining why I want to be a Voices of Our Future Correspondent. But becoming a correspondent will be such a great opportunity to continue on this journey towards true transformation and growth!

I was profoundly shocked by Pulse Wire’s inclusion of innate female wisdom and how to take back the wisdom of the feminine. I am very much interested in the sacred feminine and finding my innate wisdom. Being a correspondent for the Voices of Our Future program will not only help me realize my vision of becoming a true citizen journalist, but it will also help me in finding my true self which is too busy relishing in the unnecessary fear of being unproductive.

I hope that this experience will allow me to re-create the drive and momentum of having other women show the world their leadership, especially those who do not have access to the internet. In the developing world, the digital divide is huge. There’s also a problem of illiteracy and difference of language. By becoming a VOF correspondent, I hope to be further empowered to not only share my own personal stories to the world, but also sharing the stories of other women who don’t have the same access as I do.

As I re-read my previous journal posts, I laugh at my grammar mistakes (I’m an aspiring writer, not yet an inspiring writer!), but the very fact that my grammar and spelling are not the issue, and yet I still have the support of the Pulse Wire community makes me even more motivated to better my writing. It also drives me to go back to the original reason why I joined World Pulse, which is expressed in my initial journal entry (Introducing myself and my journal: Hidri means Legacy). It’s high time that the valuable role women have played in my country in bringing liberation and fostering women’s rights is reported and written about. Becoming a VOF correspondent will further empower me to do exactly this.
LET THIS LIFE LONG JOURNEY BEGIN!

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Dear Rahel,

You have a strong, deeply rooted vision and desire to become a wonderful Voices of Our Future Correspondent!

Inspiring vision and wonderful dream are the starting points of all achievements.

You are an optimist and have a strong sense of confidence that the future is going to be better than the past.

The great thing about being optimistic is believing that one can change and do better in future.

Good luck in finding your innate wisdom as well as in achieving your vision to foster the rights of women!

Noriah Ismail

Noriah Ismail

Singmila Shimrah's picture

Dear Rahel Weldeab As you

Dear Rahel Weldeab

As you have rightly pointed out, VOF correspondent does not only mean sharing our own voices but the voice of other women, who does not have access to it and whose voice remain unheard and shattered till today... Be a light for them! Go forth, raise voice for the voiceless and let the world know that they exists and their voice will not be silenced any longer.. that's the reason of VOF today... let's not get caught up with our busy schedules but begin raising till the world hears it... we would love to hear more about the situation of voiceless women in ur country..

Best
Singmi

Greta's picture

Thank YOU!

Reading your post tonight, I can feel your passion and you inspire me to also know that the sky is the limit!
Please keep writing and sharing your thoughts here, you have a beautiful voice and a way of creating strong emotion and connection with your readers!

Best of Luck to you and I will continue to listen!

In Admiration,

Gretchen

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