​INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY.

I was born a lucky girl. I was born in an age full of  empowered women. I was born empowered.

I grew up beating boys in school and sometimes physically. In a highly patriachal society, that’s very empowering for a girl.

Especialy beating the odds and the stereotypes that girls from the hood never get to high school or college. They just get knocked up , get married or worse. 

I not only made it to highschool but a great one as a matter of fact.  And now in college. Beating boys, beating the odds, not conforming to stereotypes and breaking the system and shocking society. 

I was empowered through education and taught from a young age that I can do anything I put my mind to. My parents playing the biggest role here, telling me not to be intimidated by boys and a wide sea of empowered women out there to look up to. Brave women who are unafraid to claim their large portion of pie from a highly male populated high table. These are the women paving the way for the younger generation. Creating more space on that high table for more of us to come claim our portion of that delicious pie.

We have come a long way in the search for equality and rights that support us. We celebrate the women and men who helped us  get here and those making incredible milestones in the world. These brave, strong, smart, fearless, bold, beautiful, sexy, classy, kind, sweet and thoughtful women are who we celebrate today and every 8th of March.

We know these women ; our mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins, aunts, grandmothers, girlfriends, wives, collegues, leaders, neighbors, us. These women will help change the world and make it a better place one day.

Celebrate a woman today❀

Happy International Women’s Day ladies and gents πŸ˜‰

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MILLENNIALS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND CAREERS.

This week has been an eye opener for me. I realized that I’m a grown up now. This adulting reality is finally dawning. I had applied for this internship and got called in for an interview. It’s reached a point where I’m now job searching. Does it get anymore adult than that?

Anyways ,in this day and age, you cannot not be on social media. Especially us, the Y generation also known as The millennial generation. 

*Millennials – the generation of people born between 1983 to 1997.

We are said to be many things; selfish, entitled, other negative traits attributed to the fact that we were born in the age of technology. In other words, we do not know a life before technology.

Now I’ll admit that technology has ruined us in a way,as explained in my post – http://wp.me/s6VeO2-343  #JohnLennon .It gets as bad as being addicted to technology, especially social media. This, unfortunately, is a turn off to many potential employers. No employer wants to hire someone who keeps checking their social media every other second (unless they’ve hired you to do exactly that.)

During my interview, they asked me a simple question : are you active on social media?

Of course I am. No question about it. I’m just not as active as I should be, with a following that I ought to have. You see, I am a terribly passive person at times. Hence my social media game is in shambles. So you can only imagine what I felt when they asked me for my  social media handles. I thought to myself : Selina, that’s the end of the road for you. 

I let my weakness and my comfort zone get in the way of a potential job opportunity. 

Social media is a big deal in finding employment these days. Having an online presence that is so amazing it screams Best Job Candidate, will land you a job. That is the first impression you want your potential employer to get when they Google you.

  • Get on LinkedIn and create a profile. Never heard of it? Stop playing yourself!
  • Keep your Facebook professional. That doesn’t mean you go all serious,just make it public friendly if you know what I mean. Remember,the internent never forgets.
  • Get tweeting. Twitter is a good place to keep up with the trends.
  • Post meaningful things on Instagram that showcase your personality.

Don’t just be on social media, be good at it. Ace it! Be aggressive about it. Get serious with it. Trust me, no matter what career you’re in or pursuing, make sure your social media game is above average. Social media is,has and will continue  revolutionizing the job industry so you’ll never know what an employer is looking for in you.

I came out of that interview with a new resolve; to revamp my social media. So far? I’m hopeful that I can make it happen. I hope you can make it happen for you too.

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Email: selinateyie@gmail.com

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IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!

Damn it is a beautiful day πŸ™‚

The sun is shining. Birds are chirping. Some not so cool gospel music is playing from my neighbour’s house but it’s cool. I’m not freting. I will sit here peacefully and medidate on how great life is. I will resist the urge of going over there and telling him to turn it down a little bit or offer him my prefered playlist instead because I don’t want to ruin his Sunday. 
And it would go terribly wrong because I swear my neighbours have got no chills and I have lowsy comebacks. It would probably go like this:

Me:Sasa neighbour? Si you punguza your music kiasi tu? I’m trying to medidate.

Him: You know I was trying to meditate yesterday but you had friends over? You made quite the rucus so don’t think I’ll reduce my volume for your happiness! If you can’t handle it funga maskio! 

Me: Aki sorry. Won’t happen tena. *Walks away feeling embarrased and knowing it will most definitely happen again- several times*

But I’ll endure the not so cool music and sit here in awe of life’s beauty. I will not ruin someone’s beautiful day.

Isin’t life grand? 

Don’t let little things rain on your happy parade. Life is too beautiful for that type of shit! Yes,I said it! It is too damn beautiful πŸ™‚

Have you had fun this weekend? I know I did. It was nice to have fun after a long time. Made me realise how much I was letting life pass me by. And it’s only one life. It’s not like we are getting any younger either πŸ™‚ 

Anyway,nilikuwa napitia tu! Wanted to say hi! πŸ™‚ My wordpress is misbehaving for some reason and school is taking up my time a looot. I’ll fix it soon. Otherwise,I hope you guys are feeling life the way I am. Swimming is God’s grace. Feeling love and feeling loved. Living for the moment πŸ™‚

Ps,who knows how to deal with WordPress properly? I need to install widgets but it isn’t happening 😦 Even pics are not uploading. I need to rebrand my blog. If you know a way to help me that is not complicated email me please @ selinateyie@gmail.com.

As for me?

 I’m on a rollercoaster that only goes up my friend πŸ™‚ -Augustus Waters,The Fault in our Stars.

Beautiful day beautiful people.           xoxoxo