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Visions, Why and How

My Personal Vision for My Life, My Community and the World

I can't say I didn't expect the Voices of Our Future team to leave the hardest assignment until last. All I can say is thank goodness the word count was increased because the crispy white piece of paper that I placed in front of me when starting on this assignment didn't stay blank for long.

Life Vision

My vision for my life is to never stop learning, growing and developing. I want to support those that are missing a support team and advocate on behalf of those who's voices are not heard over the din of others or at least find a way to hand them a microphone and crank up the volume on the speakers. I plan to always explore issues using a multi-faceted/multi-angle approach. I hope to better look after myself so that I can continue to pursue my life vision and to use my feminine power to make an impact.

Community Vision

A community that is supportive to all, not just those currently in favour. That bases its judgements on facts not labels and that is as tolerant as the world perceives it to be.

World Vision

I want to live in a world that is tolerant, non-judgemental, supportive, provides equal opportunities, is just and fair, doesn't forget or take advantage of the underdog, is safe and promotes personal self worth and development.

Why do you want to be a Voices of Our Future Correspondent and how will this help you achieve your vision?​

I'm well known for starting every new project that comes my way. If I had a Euro for everytime one of my family members or friends laughed when I told them of the latest adventure I had set off on, I would be one very rich person. When I saw the post about Voices of Our Future, it was no different. The terms "assignments," "training" and "mentor" drew me in like a bee to a flower in summer. Yet, there was something different about the Voices of Our Future programme. Not only did it come at a challenging time in my life, it came at a time when I was questioning what my personal vision for life was.

Through the learning materials and assignments of the past four weeks I have been able to reflect deeply on what I have achieved in the past, what I am achieving now and what I hope to achieve in the future. When I moved to the Netherlands, I had to step off the road of the social and caring profession and onto a new road. I chose the dusty and sometimes bumpy path of a writer and a photographer. Voices of Our Future and PulseWire showed me, perhaps for the first time, how I could merge my new career with parts of the old. A realisation that took me one step closer to regaining that feeling of being valuable and making a difference in the world.

If my journey is to stop here, albeit temporarily, then I have gained a valuable insight, met an extraordinary group of women and come into contact with an organisation that I hope to become a greater part of. If my journey is to continue, and I hope it does, then I look forward to watching my self-esteem, confidence and myself grow as I work through the training and engage in the mentorship programme. I look forward to progressing my personal development and further figuring out how this combination of writing and promoting global issues goes together.

The programme will allow me to learn the skills I need to bring to light situations happening in​ countries that look fine on the surface, as well as issues in developing countries and conflict zones. In particular, I wish to promote the awareness of child victims/witnesses of domestic violence, the challenges of women expats in the Netherlands and the role negative labelling plays on Turkish and Moroccan women in the Netherlands - all individuals who sometimes need a microphone. I also hope that one day I will be able to give back to VOF by becoming a mentor myself.

Comments

MaDube's picture

Your vision for the world

Your vision for the world caught my eye especially when you talk of world that provides equal opportunities. I belong to three groupings that I still feel need to be equally represented as compared to others and I especially feel that because equal representation to me does not signify numbers but the quality of representation in important decision making organs globally, in professional capacities and social recognition. I feel disadvantaged as a woman, as an African and a citizen from a developing country. I hope with time these differences will be addressed so we can have the just society that we all aspire to see. You really know who you are, where you are going and where you are coming from. That to me is the symbol of someone whose aspirations can be fulfilled because you know exactly what to do to get where you want to go. All the best on this venture and future ones.

Heather Tucker's picture

Thank you MaDube for your

Thank you MaDube for your feedback and your confidence. I am really grateful for the VOF activities as I think they played a large role in helping me get clear on what I want. I too hope that we will one day see the differences addressed. At least we are being part of the solution.

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YAOtieno's picture

Hi Heather, I enjoyed reading

Hi Heather,

I enjoyed reading your vision. I like the way you have broken it down to different levels. Thanks for sharing

Y

A candle looses nothing my lighting another

Heather Tucker's picture

Hi Y, Thank YOU for stopping

Hi Y,

Thank YOU for stopping by and commenting. That was very kind.

Heather

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faridaY's picture

Best wishes in your new road

Best wishes in your new road as a writer and photographer!

Heather Tucker's picture

Thank you!

Thank you!

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joyacomeaux's picture

Finland

Hi Heather,

It is interesting to read about your vision, and I appreciate your voice as representation for other women in Finland.

Thanks so much!

All the best,
joya

Heather Tucker's picture

Thanks Joya.

Thanks Joya.

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Heather Shepp's picture

What an angle!

Thank you for sharing Heather! I am in awe of your diverse perspective, your life experiences and passion to raise awareness to social justice issues. Continue to do what you do!

Best wishes,

Heather Sheppard

Heather Tucker's picture

Hi Heather, It is always odd

Hi Heather,

It is always odd to start a note/email/phone call to someone with the same name as yourself. :) Thank you for the kind words and comments. It means a lot to me.

Best wishes,

Heather

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Twitter: @traineecloggie

fidelity's picture

welcome

hello Heather,
welcome to world pulse it is a great site where you meet like minded people share ideas, and achieve goals together. i met great and wonderful people through this site.

best
fidelis

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