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my journey so far

From a young age I have been fascinated with food and I was so sure that I was going to be a chef.If someone was to tell me that I was going to be where I am fifteen years ago I would have cried myself to sleep. In my class I was always ready to try new recipes . My family was supportive they would always buy ingredients which I needed to try something new. I had no doubt that my career will be in food industry. Tertiary level I still persuaded my passion of food, little did I know what was awaiting in the field of work.
I saw my passion draining slowly as a stood in a classroom teaching students Home Economics, it was a joy being in a classroom but also a draining exercise having to follow a prescribed syllabus. I grew very tired and I started looking for something that will allow me to express my self-better. That is when I got a job with the social and community department. 2008 that is the year I realized that what I thought was a passion for me was a stepping-stone for me to greater heights. I was introduced to a world I never knew existed. A world of absolute poverty, growing up in a town I never knew what other people in rural areas go through. I tasted a life , where my presence meant a change of live,right there I realized that improving the well being of individuals was WHO I AM .My presence to many meant hope, a second chance to change their lives for the better.This was a job to many but to me it felt like a calling. I served the community I was working with for 4 years faithfully. Nevertheless, I felt that my influence circle was very limited; I wanted a bigger platform where I can be more influential even to policies and programmes at a country level.
I then moved to NGO, which focuses on issues of gender-based violence. Being new to NGO world, I found myself surfing internet most of my time looking for tools, which could help me do my job better.That's when I came across ‘WORLD PULSE’. That is where I found out about the VOF. Which presented to me, an opportunity to learn how to use my voice to create the almost perfect world.
With a background of not so good English language, I know I don’t stand a chance to have my stories published but VOF promises better things than the normal journalism world. VOF promised to take me through all that I need to know in citizen journalism and I believe this will help me to achieve my goal of being an influential woman.TO EXPRESS MYSELF FULLY WITHOUT FEAR

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libudsuroy's picture

Welcome, sister chef to our

Welcome, sister chef to our community! And here, your voice will serve soul-food and mind-soup to feed the spirit for the long journey to ourselves.Glad to read you.

Blessings,
libudsuroy/Lina Sagaral Reyes
Mindanao, The Philippines

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

jacollura's picture

Keep writing

We are listening!

Myrthe's picture

Thank you

Thank you for sharing your story! I am sure you have a lot of great achievements ahead of you. Don't worry about your English: it is good! Please keep sharing your thoughts and your stories here at World Pulse (in English!).

gaok's picture

thank you

Thank you very much.
Will keep on keeping on.

Gpkabubi

Beverly Rose's picture

life's detours

Welcome to World Pulse! And thank you for sharing your story. Isn't it amazing how the detours in our journey take us to where we need to be? Like you, I never thought I would end up where I am now, but I am grateful that I didn't resist when the changes presented themselves. No worries about your English! It's the energy and inspiration that is needed, and you seem to have it! I am curious about your goal of being an 'influential woman'. Tell me more about that and how you will use World Pulse to achieve it.

In peace,
Beverly

Anna V's picture

Passion is what's important

When I read your story, I was not concerned about your English skills, I was entranced by your story. Your passion overcomes any barriers that your language skills put up. You are a passionate leader, and your voice is important!

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