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Nostalgia…

A few more days and VOF 2011 program will come to a close for us the Applicants. I have had a lot of precious moments here on World Pulse and I’m feeling sad and empty already at the thought of what will and may change.

I will remember Rachel and Scott’s deadline reminders and the scampering and time watching that follows.

I will remember their announcements of the new week’s classroom going live and the jitters it sends down my spine.

I will remember the 500 words limit and the word count tool :-)

I will remember all the Applicants and their stories of courage from around the globe.

I will remember the educative stories, the insightful ones, those that inspired me and the ones that made me smile; made me tear eyed and left me musing.

I will remember the friends I have made and will continue to make.

I will remember Marissa’s cheers, Usha’s heartwarming comments, Stella’s e-hugs, VC’s holiday gist, Enamara’s Solar sisters, Madube’s consciousness, Nezed’s dancing brags and Zoneziwoh’s passion.

I will remember YOU! YES, YOU reading this post right now!

I will remember your drive for excellence, your determination to make a change, your resolution to stand for others and your courage to speak up!

I will remember you because of your burning desire for change! Without it, you wouldn’t be reading this.

I will remember the connections we’ve made, the encouragement we’ve given, the people we’ve met and the relationships we’ve built.

Whatever the result of this process, no matter who is chosen and who is not, whoever you are, no matter your colour or race, I will remember you for making the last four weeks of my life a memorable one…

VOF 2011 is coming to a close but please don’t close the door on our friendship, our bond and our dreams.

I will remember you. I promise…I will

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noreens's picture

Nicely said! World Pulse is

Nicely said! World Pulse is not just a support group but also reminds that there is not one country without problems; there is not one perfect place. It has opened my eyes to problems that I never knew existed. And it is a place where we can voice our concerns, and hopes and dreams - and speak our truths. Thanks to each of you who are so passionate about making a change!

Noreen

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

Exactly Noreens, there is no one country without any problem. WP made me realise that too.

This post is just our way of saying thank you to ourselves; an encouragement to keep the bond and a passionate urge for us not to forget one another! Thank you Noreens

Btwn, did you say you say in your mail that you lived in Nigeria for nine years? Will inbox you :-)

Sahro's picture

sop sop sop....

What a beautiful story. I will remember you and your positive vibes Adepeju!!
You are a natural born writer!
♥♥♥♥

WorldPulse Community Advisory Board Member
Blogger at http://genderineducationsomalia.blog.com/
Globcal Ambassador at: https://www.facebook.com/301986015692/photos/a.10150304573125693.561701....
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Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember my friend Sahro in Puntland. A major future shaker in Somalia's affairs, a leader per excellence, the calm one with the gentle smile...
Thank you Sahro, pls dont let it end here...

Sahro's picture

I wont stop. I promise.

Thank you my new-found friend. I am so very thankful to World Pulse for creating the venue, for allowing us to become friends and engage and interact. I wont stop. I promise.
We will get there. A more peace Somalia is possible and it will come from women. God help us, Amen.

Stay in touch!

WorldPulse Community Advisory Board Member
Blogger at http://genderineducationsomalia.blog.com/
Globcal Ambassador at: https://www.facebook.com/301986015692/photos/a.10150304573125693.561701....
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Adepeju's picture

:-)

I will stay in touch Sahro. I promise..

Carlotta's picture

Oh Adepeju! You brought tears

Oh Adepeju! You brought tears to my eyes. i will miss waiting for my friends' articles and going through them. I've had one of the most exciting months of the year because I have never done anything of this sort before. I hope everyone will continue updating their journals and keep Pulsewire alive.

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember Carlotta, the lady who let harry off his leash on World Pulse, the very positive lady from South Africa who became the voice of positivity for autistic children all around the world, the lady who took the challenge to step out of her community and face the world with her vision. I remember you my dear friend...

zoneziwoh's picture

pretty kool dear sister

Just like Carlotta said, your words touched me so deeply. This is amazing and very thoughtful of you. Truly, the 4 weeks session has been of great awakening to me and also a moment of reflection.

Time flies so fast. And most importantly thanks to this program I have built a new home with my sisters.
ahaha! Reading through Scotts and Rachel’s notification emails has also been a wonderful experience, especially on the word count. As often when i scribble down my thought, i am always extremely conscious not to exceed the 500 word, and this last time, when i saw 700, I felt glad. And like Ma Dube said in her VOF 3, and Stella Paul remark on one of Carlotta 's article, the number of words could only give a brief about us.
Personally, this exercise has been a resume platform for me. And I strongly believe that such shall it continue.
Take care

Stay Blessed

Zoneziwoh

Blog: http://zofem.blogspot.com/

facebook: Zoneziwoh

twitter: @ZoFem

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember you Zoneziwoh. I remember your huge passion and dream for Camerronian women, I remember that young woman who isnt afraid to turn her dreams into reality, who isnt afraid to stand up and be counted, who isnt afraid to be the change she wants to see. I remember you dear sister...

Thank you for your comment. World Pulse has truly brought us together.

zoneziwoh's picture

more than a recommendation

oh my goodness, this is more than a recommendation. I love the tone of your words. it makes me feel like you jus wrote a recommedation leter for me. Yes! PW has truly brought us together and forever sahll that be--Lets keep up with the movement--"Equality and I shall be Free"

Stay Blessed

Zoneziwoh

Blog: http://zofem.blogspot.com/

facebook: Zoneziwoh

twitter: @ZoFem

usha kc's picture

Hey deariee,, you made my

Hey deariee,, you made my eyes raining dear.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, touched me . you remain always close to my heart dear.

yess, who will be the winner we all shud be in touch encouraging each other.

love you all my swettttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt sistersssssssssssssss.

muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!

big Hug dear

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember you Usha! How can I ever forget you? I remember most your heartwarming comments that makes my heart sings. I remember your gracious and global heart. I remember your vision of equality for women. I remember your determination to rise above language barrier, I remember your victory before our very eyes! I remember you Usha KC, How can I ever forget you?

usha kc's picture

:):):))))))))))))))))

Kadidia's picture

Nostalgia

and I will not forget you.
Make sure to stay in the community and to let us know what and how you're doing.
God bless you.

Kadidia Doumbia

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember Kadidia, the one who makes real her dreams and sees only possibilities, the one who dances away the troubles of life and aims to touch others, the one who has seen it all, lived it all but remains strong for all, the one who supports us and encourages us with her comments. I remember you Kadidia...

enamara's picture

Sob Sob!

Hey dear,

You bet I will remember you too, wow that is impressive you remembered most of everything we represented here,
keep the fire burning and let us keep in touch and touch the world....

My door will always be open!

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

How can I forget Enamara, the lady who aims to change her community and make technology available to them, the lady who preaches solar so loudly, the Arsenal fan (wink, yes I know, we hook up on Twitter remember:-)), the pretty woman from Uganda. How can I forget you?

MaDube's picture

And I will always remember

And I will always remember you as the beautiful lady who taught me to appreciate mothers even more. The way you highlight the challenges of maternity and the problems surrounding maternal health made me realise what a sacrifice women make when they choose to give birth. They are constantly risking their own lives to give new life and that to me is an amazing act of selflessness. Thanks for reminding us all and we will definitely keep these interactions alive.

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember MaDube, the politically conscious woman from Zimbabwe, the brillian lawyer, the human right defender, little miss curious :-), the one who seeks to make her community heard through her voice, the courageous one who isnt afraid to dare, the one who speaks up for women in her community, the one who wants women to be major players in decision making, the one ho wants to right the wrongs of violence against women in marginalised communities. I remember her...

sunbo55's picture

Friendship

Adepeju i agree with you. But the advantage of being part of a global village or social media is that you remain there as long as you continue to contrbute your views until you unsuscribe to the network.

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

Hello Sunbo,

Thank you for your comment.

I understand your point that you are forever a part of this global family unless you sign out but have you considered that with the competition over and the deadlines plus reminder emails gone some people are going to burn out their fires, others are going to need encouragement to continue while some will simply not post a thing again? My post aims to relive the experience in the last four weeks, to encourage us all to be one and keep posting as if we had deadlines, keep sharing our experience, keep making contacts and building relationships. Until this competition, I never joined World Pulse. I want to imagine and I know that there are many other like me too. The competition is over but let our fire keep burning. We need each other to survive.

Cheers!

Paulina Lawsin's picture

Hey. nicely put. You have

Hey. nicely put. You have expressed our feelings and sentiments about the application process very well. Do include me in the persons you would want to remember. He he . Pulsewire have ignited our desire to write. Let's keep the fire burning.

Have a great life!

Paulina

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember you dear Paulina, how can i forget the woman who wanted to and who is a journalist, the woman Entrance exams denied but World Pulse gave an opportunity, the woman we love and believe in, the woman who empowers others, the one who is determined to change mindsets and transform lives, the one who reads impossible as i'm possible...How can I forget you?

Duda's picture

Dear Adepeju,

What ever you wrote is true. I hope that our journey will go on. We have so many things to share.
Best wishes,
Dubravka

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember Dubravka, the one who dared her fear to take part in this process, the one who wants to tell us about the beauty of her nation, the very positive one despite challenges. I remember you dear friend...

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Hey,Thanks Sister

Hey,
Sister,greatwork.The journey has just started there are no winners or losers in Pulse Wire.We are at par.Dont stop writing.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember Okeny-Lucia, the midwife who is rising up for women in Kenya, the one who uses her profession to save her people, the one who saves life and brings life,the one who will go the extra lenght for her people, the lovely women who lives for other women. I remember her...

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Hahahaah Remember Adepeju,ahahah

Hahahahah,
You have u made my night sister.I can see you listened to Madonna,thank you gal,you are full of life and fun.
I will remember,ahahhahah

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Hey will miss you guys too, it's been agreat time and momment for me to share andm learn new skills from world pulse.

Let's keep in touch through out no matter who is choosen and who is not. Friendship is more improtant than anything else.
Sibongile.

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

How can I forget Sibo? The woman who reminds us that perseverance and dedication pays, the one who is standing up for HIV positive women in Malawi, the one who is amplifying widow's voices, the one who is breaking cultural barriers through World Pulse. How can I forget you?

sibongile zgambo's picture

Thanks dear

Thanks my dear, i will never forget you sweetie. I just can't stop thinking about every body on world pulse. You guys you mean a lot to me and will continue to interact with every body.

Hin Kunthea's picture

Hi Nostalgia,

You almost know every one in the VoF, but I am sure you do know me...He..He...I am so poor to notice people name..
You right. For the last few weeks, I feel my heart full of oxygen, I feel encourage inside, I feel insight. when I have read some writing I have learn a lot, I note down the beautiful words and sentences, and I hope that I could do that. I become rich now, I earn many priceless insight words. Through WP I could share what I feel confuse, sth wrong, uncontrolled in my self and I get back the effective treatment, I get better medicine. i am not feel lonely, and upset with myself. I quite happy to know all of you, I am glade to be part of VOF for a over a month and I keep continue with it.

Love to all sister

Kunthea

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember you Kunthea, I remember the one who defied language challenges to be part of this process, the one who is determined to change her community, the one who rises for the people of Cambodia. I remember you...

WP was a wonderful process for us all.
Much love

Rita Raj's picture

Will miss you too

enjoyed your writing! its been a hectic four week and i've never read so many viewpoints and stories. Thank you for being part of this community!

Gertrude Bvindi's picture

Funny i was just thinking

Funny i was just thinking about this in the morning? and i was wondering whats going to happen next, because this process was seriously a part of my life in the last 4 weeks, kept me on my feet thinking and being creative. So how about we all keep each other in that frame of mind? Thanks for reminding us, its been an exciting journey!! NIce to know you and thanks for welcoming me here!

Gertrude Bvindi

Gertrude Bvindi's picture

Funny i was just thinking

Funny i was just thinking about this in the morning? and i was wondering whats going to happen next, because this process was seriously a part of my life in the last 4 weeks, kept me on my feet thinking and being creative. So how about we all keep each other in that frame of mind? Thanks for reminding us, its been an exciting journey!! NIce to know you and thanks for welcoming me here!

Gertrude Bvindi

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember Gertrude, the lady courageous enough to rise above a challenges and pick up the pieces of her life, the lady who is determined to pursue her education no matter what, the positive lady from Zimbabwe who reminds us that change is a process and not an event, the lady who encourages and strengthens others. I remember you...

Nice to know you too Gertrude. Hope to read more from you after today :-)

Gertrude Bvindi's picture

**Smiling** Hey thanks very

**Smiling** Hey thanks very much for remembering. Good to know that there are new friendships to look up to.
Thanks

Gertrude Bvindi

Osai's picture

Thanks

Dear Adepeju,

You really captured what I was feeling as we are rounding up the 4 week VOF program. I have been humbled by the stories of the amazing women who have worked this journey with me. Thanks to you and everyone, I have found that writing is not so much a chore but a way of life.

Keep writing and best of luck on the VOF selection.!

Best wishes,
Osai

Twitter: @livingtruely

Adepeju's picture

I remember you!

I remember you Osai, how can I forget my learned colleague and human rights advocate? I remember the lady who amplifies the voice of the voiceless, I remember the lady who fights head-on sexual and gender based violence in Nigeria, I remember the lady who seeks to unify her diverse country with her voice. How can I forget you?

All the best in the selection process too. Looking forward to read more about your causes and the progress made...

gingerhooper's picture

Beautiful

I will remember you all - the beautiful, strong women behind the words!!!
Love and light to all on here, you are all beautiful
Laura

Kemmy_O's picture

Welldone gurl..

Adepeju,I see you have a great network of friends here. Its good to know you had such a great time during the exercise.Keep rasing your voice for change is near. Welldone and all the best.

VC's picture

You are such a star :)

OMG! Reading your post .. could feel a lump in my throat. And I take this opportunity to thank you for that first mail. Looking back, I realise how important your mail was, it encouraged me to write and that was a wonderful feeling - knowing that someone IS reading my post. I haven't really updated my profile and reading this post I feel I need to do so ASAP. So, I guess, in that sense your writing moves me, literally :)
It's been a hectic past few weeks and although I didn't get time to read all posts, I'll go back and try to read all.
Four weeks, of which I posted my VOF week 1 from a beach :p. Indeed has been some experience. The anxieties, the lovely encouragement and a self-discovery of sorts. I truly enjoyed each moment. I didn't expect the particiaption process to be so enriching, have learnt so much in these past weeks - through others writing. It's helped me travel 1,000s of miles without actually having to set foot out of my room.
I've made new friends, re-connected with old ones, its been wonderful 4 weeks (and how soon they passed!!). And your post made me realise how these weekly assignments had become a 'ritual', I'll surely miss it!
:)

Vaishalli Chandra

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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