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Notes on Perfectionism

I had a friend who always used to say ‘If I look for perfection, I’ll find excellence.’ He even had it on his bio on social media. When I asked him what he meant by that, he explained,’ Even though I can never achieve perfection, inevitably, I can attain excellence.’

አግብታለች?

ስኬታማ ሴቶች የሆኑትን የሆኑት ብዙ ወድቀውና ተነስተው ነው! ለነገሩ ሴቶች ብቻ ሳይሆኑ ወንዶችም ጭምር፡፡ የእኔ ነገር በቀላሉ ሰዎች ብዬ እኮ ማጠቃለል እችል ነበር አይደል! ግን ማውራት የፈለግኩት ስለስኬታማ ሴቶች ገመና ነውና ነው፡፡ ወንዶች ስኬታማ ሲሆኑ ጎበዝ ነው፣ ባለሀብት ነው፣ ታድሎ፣ ከምን ተነስቶ ይሆን እዚህ የደረሰው፣ ወዘተ የመሳሰሉት እሱና እሱ ላይ ያተኮሩ አስተያየቶች እና አድናቆቶች ሲሰጡ ከመስማት ያለፈ ብዙም ስለ እሱ (ስለስኬታማው ሰውዬ) ግላዊ ማንነት ገፋ ተደርጎ ሲጠየቅ ወይንም ሲወራ አጋጥሞኝ አያውቅም፡፡ ቢጠየቅም ለአመል እንጂ ያንን ያህል እርቀት አይኬድም፡፡

conference

ትልቁ ኮንፈረንስ!

በሕይወቴ ብዙ የመጀመርያ እና አስደናቂ የሚባሉ ገጠመኞች ሞልተውኛል፤ በአብዛኛው ድንቅ የሚባሉ ሲሆኑ በተቃራኒውም ድንቅ ያልሆኑ ገጠመኞች አሉኝ፡፡ መጀመርያ ድንቅ ያልሆነውን አንዱን ልተርክላችሁ፡፡ ለረዥም ዓመታት የሰራሁበት እና በተለይ በወጣትነቴ ብዙ የኃላፊነት ቦታዎች ላይ በማገልገል የምታወቅበት መሥሪያ ቤት በወቅቱ መሀከለኛው የአመራር ደረጃ ላይ ለነበርነው ኃላፊዎች በአውሮፓ ሀገራት የልምድ መጋራት እና የአጭር ስልጠና እድል ይሰጥ ነበር፡፡

Love, Nappy Hair

When I was a little girl, my father used to take me and my three brothers to the barber shop to cut our hair. Back then, I didn’t mind nor care about having my head shaven clean because I wanted to spend more time with my brothers. What was my dad thinking? Perhaps he wanted to establish his own exclusive all-boys club even though I was a girl. Reminiscing back, I haven’t yet understood the weight my hair had on my belief of what beauty is.

እንደ ሁኔታው!

እንደ ሁኔታው! በአንድ ወቅት እሰራበት የነበረ አንድ ዓለም አቀፍ ግብረ ሰናይ ድርጅት የመዋቅር ለውጦችን አደረገ እና ለረዥም ዓመታት ያገለገሉትን ሰራተኞች የአገልግሎት ዘመን ያላማከለ ስለነበር እጅግ አስቆጣቸው፡፡ በወቅቱ የነበረው የድርጅቱ ዋና …

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Meaningful Connections, Social Media and Algorithms

If you are like me, you thrive on making personal connections — deep meaningful exchanges of experience and vulnerability. There is a lot of fun in connecting to people who have similar interests or learning new things from people with a different perspective than you.

እርቅ ከእራስ!

መቼስ እኛ ሰዎች ስንባል አንዱ መተዳደርያ ደንባችን በትንሹም በትልቁም ብስጭትጭት ማለት፣ መነጫነጭ፣ ማማረር የመሳሰሉት ጥቃቅን እና አነስተኛ ባህርያት ናቸው፡፡ እርግጥ ነው ስሜትን መግለጽ ሰውኛ ነው፡፡ ግን ደግሞ የእኛ ልምምድ ትንሽ በዘት ይላል፡፡

But He Was Good On Paper

My mother married my father when she was only 18, and if we were to go by their family members and neighbors’ hopes and expectations, their marriage was not only destined to be happy, but was also meant to last a lifetime. To begin with, they were neighbors. Their parents
had been friends long before my parents started dating each other. My mom had already been friends with her future brothers and sisters in law. So, when my parents announced their plan to wed, their news was met with nothing but joy and a celebratory spirit. What immediately
followed was a massive wedding celebration that lasted for days. But then.