"VOF Week 2: (Who am I? )"
Here i come once again trying to make head and tail of who I really am at this particular moment in time. Sometimes I feel so lost and wonder what is my purpose on earth. I have asked this question over and over again but still haven't found a clear answer yet. There are days I feel like a zombie and wonder, will I really make it? I have had many dreams and ambitions to fulfil but something always seems to go amiss.
It was not until the day i received this forward from a friend about Voices of Our Future- The name just struck me and I got really curious to find out more of what this is all about. I immediately logged into the website and read article after article without a break. The various stories told really shook me from my slumber and made me wake up from this self pity. I then realised there is so much to be done out there no matter how small. I have been sitting on so much knowledge all this time. VOF became my wake up call.
No more keeping quiet about burning issues. My desire has always being to make a positive difference in the lives of the needy through empowering them economically, socially, politically and intellectually. Am especially touched by the lives of young girls and women who are forced into uncompromising situations such as prostitution, early marriages etc to make a living. I believe everyone is endowed with different gifts and talents and unless we assist to identify and develop them, we end up becoming other people's slaves. Life is not very easy now but we will make it if we try.
VOF has given me an opportunity to share these stories as many times as possible and network with others who share similar dreams. This is a great learning experience for me and am ready to continue with the journey to the end. I now know there are many other women globally who have had struggles and have been able to overcome them. We are the voice for the voiceless!!! Lets continue walking the talk. Thank you so much for taking your time to read.