saturday shenanigans three

saturday

Ahlan wa sahlan, my dear readers!

Can you tell how happy I am today? I’m so grateful to have more time to push myself harder everyday. To be better. It is a challenge, but it feels good to be growing. We can sometimes take it for granted so I have to keep reminding myself to find the good in every situation, even the bad. Especially the bad. Alhamdulilah 🙂
I pray Allah keeps guiding me towards experiences that will help me grow into the best version of myself. I’m sending lots of good vibes your way ❤

I can never seem to make plans ahead of time these days. Time seems to be moving by at a terribly fast pace and I don’t want to be left behind. I’ve been training my mind to be present – to savour every single moment that life brings my way. It becomes easier to keep track of my emotions, which then help me keep track of my thoughts.

I used to be able to make dates a week in advance, but these days I can only focus on what is directly ahead of me. My mind isn’t as busy as it used to be, which, I think, is a good thing. I seem to be more goal oriented, so it’s clearer and much more peaceful in there. For example, Vee and I have been planning to meet up for over a month now! ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ came out and it became a ‘we MUST meet now’ situation, but we kept putting it off for the past two weeks – until everything finally came into place.

I’ve come to realize the value of having an uplifting support system. People who see your value even though, maybe, you don’t amount to much at the moment. Not in the sad ‘boohoo I’m worthless’ type of way, but more like ‘I know where I want to be and I’m getting there one step at a time’. You know what I’m saying? Find people who know the essence of who you truly are. Granted, no friendship is perfect, but surround yourself with people who fill you up rather than make you feel less of yourself.

So we finally met up this Saturday at The Junction, and oh! The movie was amazing. I found myself laughing from my core, those very unrefined unladylike laughs that come deep within your gut. Everything was so funny, so enjoyable! I’m also that weird person who gets completely immersed in the 3D movie experience, reaching my arm out to touch the little butterflies or shards of glass that fly before my eyes 😀 So much so that I always leave the theatre with a headache, I focus too much in there.

We then passed by this cute jewellery shop called Sterns where Vee got some earrings and I bought a matching pair on impulse *covers face* Sterling silver studs with zircon crystals for only 1399/-! Woohoo 🙂 All good meetings should involve food, this is a must. So we passed by Art Caffe to fill our tummies and catch up on some girl talk to fill our souls. She had some wings and I had these garlic prawns mmh, so good. Slurp!

What have you been up to so far this weekend? I went on a picnic today so I’ll share a few pics soon 🙂

Dream big, and stay strong! ❤

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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