2016, Still Dreaming ON.


I took these photos in December 2015 when I went to visit family in Mombasa. My grandmother’s house is two minutes from Fort Jesus and I made it a habit to capture the sunrise after the morning prayers on the few days I stayed.

On this day, I managed to capture some fishermen at the shore and watching them make a catch. It seemed surreal, let me set the scene for you: I convince my brother to take me for a photo session at Fort Jesus and we get there at 5.40 am. There’s a small boat at the shores with two fishermen as it was high tide. It’s a cloudy morning and so I’m confused, which direction does the sun rise from? There’s an old man sitting on a canon by my side (almost like the stories you hear about an old man or mermaid, who sits at the shores of the ocean during sunrise and disappears into thin air after giving you some wisdom) and he explains to me the ways of the fisherman. I keep walking around with my brother, still desperately waiting for the sun to rise from behind the clouds as we watch the men and children swim around, and finally capture it for a few split seconds, then we head back home to sleep 😀 🙂

Truly, the human body was made to rest at night and work during the day but with our current lifestyles, we tend to develop bad sleeping habits. I may be drowsy and in bed by 10 pm but end up falling asleep around midnight because I’ve either been scrolling on my phone, ‘watching something until I fall asleep’ or maybe my brain just won’t shut up!
This means I wake up tired and cranky, and still very sleepy. Being in school makes matters worse as I can sometimes skip breakfast (horrible for your body and mind) and I’m yawning by 11 am in class – hungry, sleepy and cranky.

We all have those days when you just CAN’T with life lol.
And then you have to decide – will you wake up and actually chase your dreams, or stay cosy and warm dreaming in your bed?

My resolutions for 2016 are pretty simple goals, mostly to do with completing school, seriously improving my photography and blogging, and the one that itches the most is my insatiable urge to TRAVEL.
One of my simpler resolutions this year is simply to wake up an hour earlier, and live one hour more. 365 more hours in 2016.
Let’s do this!



Author: Fatma Sultan

Hello, I'm Fatma Sultan. Architecture is my chosen career path. My love and appreciation for art is larger than I can put in a few words but it all comes down to the freedom to express oneself in so many different ways: painting, sketching, drawing, poetry, writing, photography, furniture design, cooking, pottery and even personal style. I hope to inspire my readers in any way that I can, and at least put a smile on somebody's face. Thanks for stopping by!

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