Reflections

Day eighteen of social distancing and i could damn well be losing my mind. Who knew that staying in the house could be so excruciating? I can only imagine how difficult it must be for people living alone, or far from their loved ones. It is not an easy thing to do. But i like…

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….

A Little Bit Different

When you are a non-conformer , a lot of things become a challenge. Perhaps because we are raised in a society that teaches us how to follow the rules and go by the book. Perhaps because we are taught to be takers, and question nothing. But you see, there are those of us that have…

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 Family Unit

As a young child, you really do hold a lot of expectations. You believe in love. You believe in the family unit. You believe in growth. You believe in friendship. And you see a lot of potential in your own future; nothing can dare dim your shine. But the more you grow, the more the…

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…

The Value Of Friendship

One of the best kept secrets in life, is the value of friendship. We’ve heard about this, but, do we really understand it? On many occasions, we’ve been told that, “You are the average sum of the five people closest to you”. I came to realise, a while back, that the people you have in…

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….

The School Of Life.

They really do not prepare you for these things. You grow up under the illusion that your greatest decision in life will be whether or not you make it to university based on your grades. You somehow imagine that from then on, everything else will somewhat work itself out. Your job. Your career. Your life….

Step Into Your Own Persona

Now, I spent a lot of time toying around with this topic. I have also written numerous posts in the past about self comparison, feeling inadequate, knowing who you are and being true to yourself. In my observations, I’ve come to realise that most of us, at some point or another, have done things with…

The Quarter Life Crisis Pt II

Being a teenager is quite a confusing period. You’re somewhere in between childhood and adulthood, and you can’t wait to finally be eighteen years old and have the freedom to do everything you cannot do because then you’ll be a “grown up”. Or so you think. You turn eighteen and get into university or college…

Choose Your Battles Wisely.

One of the things that scare me the most is a lack of control; being in a position where I lack control. And that’s pretty much why I refuse to take alcohol, among other reasons. But today I want to talk about situations in life where we cannot control nor change the circumstances. Have you…

The Zig Zag Principle

We may be different people, given that no human being is like the other; but we all share a common goal: success. Success means different things to different people; some feel that having lots of wealth is being successful, some that having peace of mind is success, some that small but meaningful steps in the…

The Right Path.

How often do you regret past decisions? Or, do you ever sit down and wish that your life took a different path? The thing about life is that we often look at what happens in other people’s lives and somehow wish that ours were just like that. We imagine what things would be like if…

Where Love Fails, Respect Prevails.

With just a few hours to the start of a brand new month, one with new chapters for most and a potential fresh start for some, I touch on the most important topic of all; RESPECT. Respect : “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements” I…

Matters Education

As a keen observer of current affairs, I find it extremely hard to ignore situations wherein human rights are violated and thrown out the window. Over the past few months, I have noted with great concern the rising cases of school negligence when it comes to the health of the students. Remember the lady from…

The Company You Keep.

“Being a loner may seem like a tough choice to make, it may even sound a little crazy. But, it is better to walk alone, than to stand in the company of mediocrity.”

What’s Passed Is Past.

Have you ever sat down to think about your past and some of the things you have been through; and just say, “Thank God I don’t look a thing like what I have been through”? I do. Each and every single person on this planet has a story. And in the same way, each person’s…

First, Take Care Of Yourself.

When you think about it, is your glass half full or half empty? Or is it not even a glass, and what you have in your hand is a cup? I don’t know, I’m just trying to bring perspective into this. You see, over time, depending on how you were raised or basically who you…