The 21st Century Graduate

I firmly believe that the most difficult phase of anyone’s life is that period between graduation and when your career finally takes off. And that is mostly between the ages of twenty four and thirty. At this point, you find yourself facing the most difficult decisions that you never really thought you had to make….

Take A Breather!

I like to joke a lot about my journey as an adult. Something that masks the reality of growing up and being independent. I tell my friends that the hardest part about growing into an adult is learning and mastering the art of breathing. It really is an art, at this rate. Someone was talking…

A Resounding “Why”

Our actions in life are guided by a variety of reasons. Some people work because they have been taught that having a job equals success. Some work because they have no choice and they need a means of income for survival. Some work because they enjoy what they do and their jobs are actually income…

Great, but not okay.

In the spirit of mental health awareness, I think it is safe to say that depression and other mental disorders have become a global catastrophe that demands everyone’s attention. Last week, I read, in great shock, articles online about a number of people that had committed suicide in a span of two days. Four of…

The Pivotal Years

I think the most dangerous thing about growing up is that period when you are in your mid to late twenties. No wonder they are called the pivotal years. This is the period in your life that carries the incredible power to either make or break you. And, for some reason, it always feels like…

Like An Eagle

On so many occasions, we’re often asked, “If you were an animal, what animal do you think you would be?” I hear a lot of people say they would be lions. Mostly lions. Perhaps because the lion is the king of the jungle. That he exudes power and prowess. But not me. Every time someone…

The Three C’s: A Linda Gatere Version

Hello there, and, happy new year! After quite a lengthy hiatus, I am more than glad to be back on my website to share more insight and some inspiration. I have come to realise that, in as much as we pride ourselves in the ability to multitask and do much at once, life can indeed…

A Trip To Bali

Towards the end of last month, I knew I had leave coming up in October, but I was not quite sure where I wanted to go. Nairobi was not quite an option seeing as I had already gone home three times since moving to Doha. I wanted something different. I thought of Bali, Indonesia. It…

The Power Of The Mind.

“Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve” I recently started reading a really great book, The Magic Of Thinking Big. Over the past couple of months, I have found myself reading more books than I have in the past five years. Perhaps because, as the days go by, I realise more each day that…

It’s Pageant Season!

If anyone was to ask me now what i think about pageants, in one sentence I would say, “Pageants build character“. Most people would most likely beg to differ, but i have my reasons and insights.Having actively participated in pageants for the past five years, I could say a lot about it. I’ve had the…

Beyond The Horizon.

You’ve been there before. You’ve thought about it countless times. You’ve done your research. You weighed in on the pros and cons. But you’re still here; undecided. Its human nature. You know how life has a way of unleashing surprises on you? Just when you think you have seen it all, something new comes along….