invictus

Hello dear readers 🙂

Whoever you may be or wherever you are from, I hope you had a lovely day!

It’s 8:30 PM and there’s no electricity in South C tonight. A perfect excuse to light some candles and read some poetry, which has become one of my favourite things to do. Give me anything uplifting to read and I’m sold!
See, I’m always trying to be a better person (I’m sure we all are). And I’ve found that reading SOULFUL books and articles, or watching uplifting videos helps me internalize other people’s experiences and understand my emotions better in turn.
I have decided that from now on, I would make every single day count. Every. Single. One. I want to go to bed every night a little bit more proud of myself. If it means that I have read something new, accomplished something at work or just managed to sneak a post on here, I will do it. A small achievement a day will ensure major good vibes for the next 🙂
I watch this speech by Oprah at least twice every single week, and she narrated a few lines from this poem by William Ernest Henley that I thought I’d share with you all (Bruce Lee accent from Rush Hour :-D). I printed it out and carry it in my bag everywhere I go, and also printed one for the office pinup board. I hope these words nurture your spirit as much as they have mine. What’s your favourite feel-good book? Any recommendations? I’ve read 3 Maya Angelou books and Oprah’s ‘What I Know For Sure’ in the past three months. I highly suggest these for anyone who’s looking for an interesting read 🙂
Lights still aren’t back so I think I’ll just call it a night now 🙂

Chat again soon?

Invictus.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gGods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

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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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