Have you ever wondered how your dreams change with your thought patterns?
Not too often, but I do get these glum dreams, where I am walking on the road alone, it is dark and blue, and then suddenly someone starts following me. I try to run my best and I am breathing heavily. I try to dodge away from the dark image, but soon get cornered and helpless. Then a hero within me rises and starts fighting with the dark image till I conquer. Sigh! And I wake up. Not at all a pleasant dream, but when I wake up I do ponder, that if I am not a runner or a marital artist in real life, why is it that in my dream I become my own hero?
To get the feel, and feel truly connected at a place, take about a year or a little less in my life’s tendency. In other words, my life gets much richer when the amount of time passes. DC is particularly restless compared to other places I’ve lived, yet, these days I think I finally got the feel.
A truly meaningful life is nonetheless than a blessing because when people ask you what do you do, they really want to know what contribution do you make in the betterment of society, what change you brings in the lives of other. At that point, I believe the answer should not be like, I am trainer, I am manager, I am cook, I am xyz.
“A mask, my first unfeeling scrap of clothing,” Down Once More / Down this Murderer, The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Masks are fascinating. They have been around everywhere in the world and since ancient times. Yes, in one way or another, masks are prominent elements of our storytelling. Even more interesting is the fact that the power of the mask in our collective psyche and language comes not from the actual objects. No, masks are immortal because of the deep meanings they embody.
After 5 days of intense back to back session from 9 am to 6 pm at the StartingBloc Institute in DC, I still have a hangover. Not in the traditional sense as you think- from the party or drinks but from the information, loads of information that I am still trying to process. One would say 9-6 is a normal day for most; why would you get a hangover from that?
Over the last 10 months, I have had the privilege to serve at Global Press Institute as a Communications Coordinator. During this period, I have learnt so much about the international network of women committed to the art of story telling. GPI uses journalism as a tool for development.
The organization is committed to educating, employing and empowering women in developing media markets to become professional journalists. The stories that these women produce are of high quality and not only spark social change but also elevate global awareness.
I applied for the Atlas Corps Fellowship and accepted to serve at Women Deliver becauase I’ve always wanted to improve the lives of young people, especially girls in my country. I needed a platform to gain knowledge and skills. Eleven months down the road, I must say that I’ve enjoyed every experience serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow at Women Deliver in New York City.
The best moments have been about knowing people’s life crucible moments to joining the Atlas Corps Fellowship, and finding out how similar our life aspirations are even when we are from different parts of the world.