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Discovering myself

The challenge that I face currently, I suppose, is somehow a replica of most of the women in my circle. I have been sent to good school, taken well care of and nurtured with values of decent life. This has created a lot of expectation from me to doing well-off with my life and career. But I am a confused soul. I do not fear taking up challenges but am still not able to recognize the stream or issue that interests me the most. Yes, writing has slowly grown as my passion, my voice and my strength. However, the prospect of earning a living with writing as a career in Nepal is very challenging. I am also into youth activism but even this is not sustainable as I see very few activist (especially women) indulging themselves in long run into the field of activism. The reasons behind this as I have identified are social structure and obligations such as marriage, family and issue of sound income. Yes, there are few exceptions but I would rather be realistic. So, with undecided interest and career, I have been carrying myself forward to whatever that seems appealing to me. I write about anything I feel like expressing and volunteer to activities which are carried out for noble cause. I think of working in issues concerning disabled women property right, abandoned old age people, deprived and orphan children, adolescent, youth and mental health and so on. This helps to boost up my, ‘Yes I can make a difference attitude’ but at the same time the same old concern about my real field of interest starts crawling into back of my mind. These days quite often I question myself whether I am following my soul or just following the crowd. At times I fear ending up with no accomplishment or vision to cherish. Having no dream to make it come true is worst that failing to reach ones dream. This is very frightening. It is also one of the reasons I joined wordpulse. I am very hopeful that this platform will help me clear my goal for my life. Hearing from friends on this platform and their words and prospective towards life will help me clear the confusion which is slowly eating me up. I am almost certain that I will be aware and recognize my field of interest; issues that I want to put my effort into and see the change that I dream of. The resources that are abundantly present here will come to use for me. I will come up as a refined woman of which I am sure as I can already start feeling the difference from my day 1 in wordpulse to till date. Thank you all.

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bouchmd's picture

Good Post!

Hi Krita!

Very good article and I really enjoyed reading it!! I like your energy and positive attitude! You will do great things!! Keep up the good work!!

krita's picture

thank you... your remarks are

thank you... your remarks are really encouraging. :)

Hi Krita:

Like you, I always believe writing has slowly grown as my passion, my voice and my strength. That's so true, but I know it's also true that writing is so challenging career in my country. However, this is the situation we have to overcome -rather than giving it up. I am not an author, but my friends who are authors, they earn money not only from their writing, but also from other sources. Most of them work in an established media company, and some of them are lecturer, or maintain their home business.

If having a career as writer/author is challenging, I think it would be wise if we have other occupation, which would benefit us financially :)

But, never give it up. Keep on writing. Attend a writing workshop if it is possible for you :)

Cheers:
Mia

krita's picture

Thanks A lot Mia... as you

Thanks A lot Mia... as you said this slowly growing passion is something I can not even dream of giving up. But it is equally true that it is a very challenging career. Other occupation is something I am working out on to be more practical and realistic. I had got a chance to attend a workshop on story writing few months back and I am doing online study as well. Besides worldpulse recently have been a wonderful learning platform where I receive feedback from friends like you to groom myself. Thanks. :)

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