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Standing up for my dream!

It had always been my childhood dream. I looked at my Aunt with awe as she was a picture of the dream I had. I thought about it with joy and I couldn’t wait until it came into fruition. My dream was to be a lawyer and I worked towards it with vigour and excitement and after all the resources my parents had to part with, I felt it would be justified after I donned the wig and gown.

How wrong was I as I grew older. Law became unfulfilling to me and my pains led me to pen and paper and I started expressing myself in words, beautifully crafted words that made me feel so much better after every bitter episode. Law studies started looking dreary and I needed all the strength I could pool to go on.

It’s amazing when what you always wanted suddenly feels like a shadow. I graduated and went on to the Law school (the love and fear of my parents wouldn’t allow me not to finish). My graduation was a good day but it really could have been happier as to some it was a dream come true but to me it was a transition to the pursuit of my real dream.

Toady, I work at a magazine, bringing to paper and to life all the words dancing around in my head, yearning for expression. I may not be fully where I want to be but I’m ecstatic that I’m on my journey to where my heart longs for.
It wasn’t an easy task making the move and on some days I still ask myself if I had made the right choice but whenever I put pen to paper and let the words flow, nothing compares to the joy I feel and only then do I know I’m doing the right thing. A lot of people can’t understand and make me justify my decision to leave the esteemed law profession for one of stringing words together. I explain to those I have to and simply ignore the rest.

It might not be a smooth ride but I’m prepared for the hurdles along the way. I don’t know where this would lead me but I’m willing to try, I have come this far and I’m willing to go the long haul in standing up for my dream!

Kemmy_O, Nigeria.


vivian's picture

Dear sweet girl, You have

Dear sweet girl,

You have nothing to lose in writing and if it give us joy and satisfaction than you are almost there. At least you already have a career at hand. There is nothing like finding joy in what you are doing, keep writing girl, it will definitely lead you somewhere. I started writing for the fun of writing and today i am on the voice of the future for 2010 on world pulse. I employ you to join the vof program for 2011 coming up soon.


''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Kemmy_O's picture

Tanx so much..

Thanks so much Vivian, im so touched. Thanks for the encouragement and yeah i have heard about the Voice of the future 2011 program and i intend to apply.Tanx Vivian..

Kemmy_O's picture

Tanx so much..

Thanks so much Vivian, im so touched. Thanks for the encouragement and yeah i have heard about the Voice of the future 2011 program and i intend to apply.Tanx Vivian..

Fatima Waziri's picture

There is nothing like putting

There is nothing like putting words on paper and sharing with the world, there is nothing like following your passion and doing what gives you the utmost satisfaction. As long as you have a vision, a trajectory of some sort you shall get there, just stay focused. Keep on writing, there are people out there waiting the hear your voice, waiting to listen.


Sarvina's picture

Dear Kemmy, Nothing is wrong

Dear Kemmy,

Nothing is wrong to put words on paper. Do what you want and inspire you then you will get what you wish and dream. I can see that you are a strong Nigerian lady and I also encourage you as Vivian said..we want you apply for the third annual VOF training.

Keep writing, we are listening you story and reading your articles.




Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Kemmy_O's picture

Thank you people

Thanks Fatima and Sarvina. Im encouraged. Im applying for the VOF training asap.

Yours in writing,

LauraB's picture

this life


So, there's many things I admire and relate to in what you express. First of all, you are following your own vision and rhythm though those around you don't always understand or favor it. Secondly, you possess drive that propels you- first into law- you worked your tail off to get that degree and prosper in the field. Though it wasn't for you, it furthered you on the path of persistence, hard work, and I would guess, a deeper knowledge of language and written expression.

I wish you great success, joy, and connection in your journey with pen and paper. Though many won't relate, many like myself will. You are someone who makes her own way; that's who we most admire and respect.

I celebrate expression, creativity and dreams ahead for you!


Kemmy_O's picture

Thanks Laura

Wow...Laura, that was so inspiring! Thanks so much. im so happy that i have gotten positive responses so far from like minds here at World pulse. I wont stop writing..actually i just began! *wink Thanks a lot Laura...

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