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VOF Week 5 (Reflections)

When I first found Pulsewire through another online place I liked coming to read all the articles and posted my journal introduction one. I saw the link for the VOF and talked about it with my daughters who encouraged me to go for it. It took me a bit before I joined that one and I think I had already started trying to write about issues that I felt needed to be shared and talked about. Voices Rising really gave me the feeling of connecting with other woman around the world and encouraged me to try harder to write better and share more. The thoughts and ideas buzz around my head since there are so many I want to write that I often wonder which to write next. I wondered what kind of topics would be in the VOF and felt nervous about being good enough to be considered.

It seemed to take forever to actually start and the butterflies were growing in my belly waiting and waiting and hoping it would start soon. It is hard to describe the feeling of relief when it finally started and I read the first weeks assignment. I knew myself well enough to know I would have to write mine before reading anyone elses otherwise I would talk myself out of posting it at all. Then I began reading the other woman's assignments and really enjoyed it. It really fascinated me how many woman had great ideas and stories to share with us and it was fun reading each woman's unique style. I came back a couple of times a day to read them some days since I share this computer with my daughters but was eager to see who else had posted.

I think it was the third week when a couple of woman mentioned I had achieved my goal of wanting ot reach woman in a situation similar to mine and I started feeling weird about continuing on with it. Not that I thought I was going to be chosen but because there were so many who I wanted to be picked. There were 40 ones I felt like they should get the spots and another 20 I hoped would get them too. I am sure we all felt like that by then too, though. I began preparing my daughters for me not getting chosen since they really wanted me to "win". I said it was not my low elf esteem talking but just being awed by some of these other ones who really and honestly deserve to be chosen for this. I explained I began counting them up and reached 30 before I even finished with all the ones I felt should get it so thought it was likely that these would be the woman chosen since there were 40 very strong contenders in my mind for the 30 spots.

I was telling the girls that I really did not mind since it was an amazing time and journey and one I am so glad I was a part of. So many touched me and made me think of things in new ways. I will share funny moments in another post, maybe someone can start one for us? I love that both on here and on Voices Rising that we can continue to share and grow and encourage each other on this new journey of VOF Fans!

hugs,

Maria

Comments

Nelly2.0's picture

So right

Hi Maria,
the journey really continues here. I'm glad I met you once again here. It truly is an amazing journey and I'm glad I'm part of it.
Love, Nelly

Maria de Chirikof's picture

smiles

I look forward to learning to guide ourselves and find a direction(s) to help each of us grow and learn as we had during those few weeks. I am glad you are here too and look forward to seeing your posts on here and hearing more about your country!

love and hugs,

Maria

jap21's picture

Well done Maria

Thanks for being the first to post and to give a glimpse on how to begin. I'll post too real soon.

Love ya,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

marietta64's picture

hi

re there new rules about the competition - as far as i know the corespondents have to be announced today...

Maria de Chirikof's picture

hugs my dear friend!

It is thanks to you we have this place so a big hug for bringing us together! I thought it was a fun title since I wasn't sure how we wanted to do this so thought I would do this and see what everyone else wrote!

Do you plan on doing a thread on topics to write about? Maybe that can be our first group thing where we try to organize some sort of weekly/monthly goals. Maybe have each one tell us what they are working on for a short term goal and we can help them keep on track and encourage them?

thanks again for starting this!

Love,

Maria

marietta64's picture

hi

re there new rules about the competition - as far as i know the corespondents have to be announced today...

Maria de Chirikof's picture

smiles

Isn't it exciting and so nerve wracking checking emails to see if it is here yet! Wishing you the best of luck! I also look forward to your posts here!

hugs,

Maria

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