March 6thπŸŽ†


I can go days without updating my Path status. Than I will post some picture or spontaneous thought that comes to mind. I was told that Fb was working. So I tried via my browser. That familiar message that the server would not connect would show. At least I had LinkedIn and my blog pages.

I changed the skin cover for my phone thinking it might make me feel different. The menu improved and I felt better.

I decided that the Flapper 20s was quite an exciting era thanks to the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald.  He had such a way of describing things.  

Q: Which came first Starting Over in 2013 or My Journey through Life?


Answer: My Journey Through Life

It all started with a dream to write.  I love reading books and wonder if I can be the next Louisa May Alcott.  After rereading Little Women I knew that was what I wanted.  To be the Jo March of a new generaation.  I wanted to inspire and motivate from my own life.

Since I had a lot of time on my hands I thought why not do something positive. Write and chronicle my healing story.  Inspire others going through the same problems I have in my life.  Shed a little light on mental health.

My Journey Through Life is the prequel and this is the primary tale of starting over.  It makes complete sense.  People want to know about living in Africa.  Okay here are pictures and ideas of my life.  It all started in Addis Ababa in 1979.

30+ years later here I am in the same country just a lot older.  I am learning how to cope in a third world country.  How to heal from emotional wounds.  How to accept my heritage even the sad things. Especially how to cope speaking broken Amharic when my English is spoken too fast.

I am a proud Ethiopian American and these are my stories and outlook on life.  Most importantly this is my legacy for my son.

Posted in Creative Writing, Random Thoughts, Social Network

Random thoughts on Social Media.


So I found out recently that there is a limit to how many people you can follow on Twitter. Wow color me shocked. As my followers have hit over 800. It made me wonder could I clean up my own timeline. Having a limit is great because you use self control to follow things. I told my inner people pleaser that it was a good thing. It is like the “like button.” You can support things that you like. So guess what I am planning to do for October? Yep a good spring cleaning. Thank you Twitter! I totally needed that.

Monday Allergies


So the last few weeks I have been battling an unknown allergy. It’s the kind that knocks you down and make you look scary. It’s mainly in my sinuses which is linked to my head. Than there is the neverending drain that keeps me awake at night. I am rewarded with bloodshot eyes and a nasally voice. I make Oscar look not so grouchy.  Other than cold seasons does this condition visit me. It makes me doubt the fresh air theory. So pass the tissue paper and pardon my sneezing. For this is my ode to my Monday allergies.


Frustrated with latest power outage. I wish the on and off game would stop. Serenity prayer on my lips. It is not my fault in my thoughts.

~Sara

Posted in Creative Writing, Random Thoughts

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I love to write during my free time. I want to do my best to make a life for myself. There was a time that I want to be an Administrative Assistant. The thought I want to help people make their business grow into something bigger and better. When

I was younger, I used to dream about being a flight attendant traveling the world on airlines and making sure passengers were comfortable. Then I saw myself as a hostess taking customers to their tables. Smiling as I gave them their menus. I am a real people person putting others needs above everything else. I have also seen myself as an inspirational speaker. Telling people my story about how I have overcome life’s obstacles to become the woman that I am today. I guess someday I might be a little bit of everything rolled into one woman.

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Things I miss. 11.14.14


Things I Miss.

Things I miss From the Northwest

Written from the Point of View of the Five Senses

By Sara Gamachew

November 14, 2014

Some things that I really miss from the States are the aromatic scent of candles.

They can really make life worth waking up to.

I also miss the various scents coming from Febreeze and Glade air sprays.

These simple things can make any room smell like a lavender garden, a midsummer breeze, a fall holiday dinner, or a peppermint candy scent for the winter.

I miss the taste of sweet potatoes mashed and mixed with a dash of cinnamon and butter. That is one of my favorite memories of Thanksgiving dinners as a child.

I miss the mouthwatering taste of nachos with a zesty avocado and sour cream dip. When I was pregnant, I watched my diet and splurged on Ranch dressing. Than a few months later I was back to Blue Cheese, Thousand Island, and Honey Mustard dips with just about anything I could find. When I wanted something sweet there was a variety of junk food, I would crave Gourmet Jelly Beans, Cotton Candy, Candy Corn, and of course ice cream/frozen yogurt with a variety of toppings. Yum that just makes my mouth water thinking about it. To wash down all that yummy food I would be drinking Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb, or Wild Cherry Pepsi. I would go the healthy route with Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, or anything sweet that I could find. If I wanted to go the warmer route with drinks, I am a tea person: Chamomile, Chai, and Fruit Flavored tea to name a few. Than during the holidays I go for Peppermint Mochas, Chai Tea Lattes, and of course my favorite the Carmel Apple Cider. Good ole Apple Cider does the trick when I need to be thawed out from the winter weather.

I love the feel of sand between my feet when I walk down the neighborhood beach. It reminds me of my childhood running up and down that same beach as a kid in elementary school. As I got older, I loved walking down the streets of downtown. I would smell the sea air from the Puget Sound, listen to the merchants surrounding me in the market place, and just marvel at all the buildings sprouting up in various parts of town. I valued the chance to walk up and down the mall venues that would call to me in various parts of town. On one end, you can see Nike-town displaying the latest athletic shoes and then on the other end you can see Nordstrom and Macy are displaying countless fashionable clothes and accessories.

I miss these just a few things from the Northwest. You can find any of these things in any part of the United States. I just picked the one area that I can remember from the places that I grew up.