Originally posted on a cooking pot and twisted tales:
Yeah! It’s fun time this time 🙂 We cycle out of another month in a couple of days and the way time zooms by sometimes make me feel like a hamster running around in circles in pursuit of time 🙂 Anywhoo, I hope your weekend is…
I took a Farmer’s e-course program sometime last year look what i came out with and i just stumbled on it today while trying to figure out why my facebook page isn’t coming up…Winner of Farm Radio International’s Farmer Programme e-course…ok…i am celebrating life as a farmer…Lol. Come on i didn’t do it alone!!!
Shout out to my course tutors, colleagues particularly Oluwaseun Akinola on the course…it was a roller coaster all the way!!!
Here is an excerpt from the published spotlight on barzawire
“Ms. Adetunji signed up for Farm Radio International’s Farmer program e-course because of “curiosity and the desire to keep on developing [her] broadcasting skills.” During the e-course, participants were asked to interview farmers in their field; Ms. Adetunji says that going out to the field was a very revealing activity: “I got to hear stories of what the life [of] some farmers looked like: They work so hard to feed themselves, their families, and the nation, yet with little to show for it.”
When asked how the Farmer program e-course would change how she worked as a broadcaster, Ms. Adetunji replied: “I am more aware of the need to ensure that the target audience of any program should be involved in what items I churn out”.
Read up the full gist on barzawire Spotlight on Adebisi Adetunji
Adebisi Adetunji (C)
Sometimes you meet people, they look happy but at the core of their soul and heart something in their past hurts really badly. Things they wish had been, some things they wish never should have happened; all the Ifs hurt. I found myself caught on the corner of a street in a neighborhood I would only visit for field assignments.
It was on one of such call to duty that I met this woman who obviously managed to get by in her meager business. Here was this very energetic, funny and happy woman I was interviewing about her family. She burst into tears right in the middle of our interview chat…my recorder was still on…I simply stopped and wrapped my arms around her saying every words of comfort that came to my heart at that moment. It took a while before she calmed down.
What was this middle aged woman weeping about?
While growing up as a child her parents got separated. It wasn’t the typical court divorce, her mum just her dad for whatever reasons her little mind could not grasp. She had to live with her dad but wasn’t really happy because he married another woman and it was an uncomfortable environment for her. Sometime later her mum showed up and a fight broke out between her dad and mum over who should have custody of her. She wanted badly to stay with her mother and she cried until her dad angrily sent her to her mum. He refused to sponsor her education since she chose to stay with her mum who could not afford sending her to school. She could only get a primary education…these was the point where she busted into tears…
What I saw in her eyes beyond her words & tears:
She shook her head and stared at me her interviewer.
Her eyes said I could have been educated like you
My life would have been better today if only my parents tried to put me first.
Her body shook with pains as she cried out loud saying, “I really wanted to go to school”
It felt awkward but I felt her pain. I wish I could turn back the hand of the clock to right the wrong of not allowing her to go to school. I could only give her hope that the future could be bright. In my words, “your past doesn’t have to determine your future; you can still make it; you would still succeed; getting an education is still possible; God can still beautify your life”.
Finally she stopped crying and wiped her tears as I held her close. I do not take this encounter for granted. It was a privilege to share the pain of this woman who saw me as someone that represented what she could have had. I was educated; she wasn’t….NOT SO FAIR!
Every Girl, Every child deserve to go to school and be educated properly.
Adebisi Adetunji ©
I have been away almost the whole week and i am delighted to be able to put pen to paper and give you my dear friends something to read and peruse through.
A girl does deserve a break don’t you think? *wink*
I am supposed to be on vacation….still trying to catch some fun here and there but again pent up stress found an outlet and broke me down. I have kind of being under the weather and so i am forced to visit the hospital and hug my bed by force!
You won’t believe it while hugging my bed trying to rest my bones and body i have a business deadline…personal not office things o! And so my stressed body is ringing a warning bell all around in my head with so much throbbing at the side. Finally i do what i can and allow my body to rest.
I am writing this post at least feeling rested a bit and i just couldn’t resist the temptation to not say hello to you my dear friends in the blogging community; friends and family on other social media platforms.
I missed reading your comments, i missed reading your posts and commenting; i missed your likes and kind words…you matter to me.
I missed you…believe it…i seriously missed you.
Next post loading shortly is a “Story from the corner of a street” I met a woman that made realize the pain some people leave with…you just don’t know even though they seem happy.
My words are few but i must drop you this few lines…
Hope you week has been fruitful
Never mind what goals you weren’t able to achieve…
Meaning don’t beat yourself so hard
Enjoy your little successes
Celebrate your mile stones
Next week brings in loads of new opportunities to press on again
For now, take time to rest and have some fun this weekend
Have a great Friday and weekend.
Adebissi Adetunji (C)
14 years and still Counting….
It looked like yesterday
We started out in a single room, sleeping on a mattress on the floor
There was no TV, no Stauffer
But we had a lot of love
There was no car, no carpet yet
But we enjoyed strolling down the road hand in hand
We didn’t earn big figures as salaries
But we enjoyed our dozes of vegetables, ponmo, eja kika and eba
14 years and still counting
We have grown
We have more responsibilities
Our family is bigger
We have been to places
We are certainly not where we used to be
We are more blessed
14 years and still counting
We have got bigger dreams waiting to happen
Let the years roll on as we walk together hand in hand
Trusting our heavenly father to unfold bigger and beautiful things
Grateful for this gift…our home…our marriage!!!
Adebisi Adetunji (C)
Learn to be at peace with yourself
You seriously have to take one day at a time
Fretting gets you tensed, unsettled and saps you of energy
Do what you can today and let tomorrow take care of it self
For tomorrow will surely take care of itself
Each day has enough trouble to handle already
Be at peace with yourself
Enjoy today; enjoy the blessing of being alive
Enjoy the blessing of your loved ones.
Adebisi Adetunji (C)