"VOF WEEK2" (THE WINDING PATH; DESTINATION UNKWOWN BUT CERTAIN IN FEELINGS)
You never know when the journey starts but somehow finds yourself traveling.
The path, with its peaks and valleys but on, you soldier;
Though where it leadeth you know not, the intuitions have a way to make you believe that there surely, is a destination somewhere ahead;
It is why, you have to move forward, picking momentum after every fall and gathering crowds to keep you company.
The journey may be weary but it always has a way of providing options to the next stop;
Though only and only for those who never give up and are up to the challenge of reaching there;
Even if it is still uncertain, in its existence and promise.
(my own composition for inspiration)
I have, in whatever situation in life, believed that there is always a way out no matter the circumstances. The best way out has been to listen to others and the surrounding then compare with what is within. Seeking solutions seems part of everything I do whether personally or in the community considering how life has turned out lately. In the quest of trying out options, I by default or design, found myself in the women's movement and I have so far enjoyed the moments.
The media and in the case of our generation, new media, provided a perfect platform for my engagement in this regard. From the onset of my interest in advocacy, the online community has been part of me. In 2005, I interned for eight months in a Pan- African women's organization and as coincidence would have it, most of my work was based online; coordinating discussions and sharing information between members and partners of the organization in Africa and around the world.
Our world is bedeviled with problems; from global warming to HIV/AIDS, corruption to hunger, conflicts to illiteracy and the list is endless. They often sound and always feel insurmountable but with the right and timely information, solutions would always be in the offing.
The World Pulse community, in my regard, is one of the opportunities that present themselves to those always looking for ways forward. As a personal believe, sharing is often very important as also is lending a hearing to others.
Problems of our generation are not akin to an individual, country, region nor continent. We all must brainstorm and synergize as a human race.
As a media professional, this is a moment of learning through the experiences of others in the industry. The story of Jenny, for example, inspires me and gives me hope that my profession is part of the solutions and not problems as it has been portrayed in many instances. It is also a chance to explore and experience the myriad resources availed by new media in the bid to spread information thus solutions.
This is one of the channels to that destination. Aluta Continua.... the journey is on course.