holiday

I went to South of Turkey, Gocek for few days to see my mum, chill on the beach and go to a wedding ❤️

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I basically layed on the beach reading, swimming, eating and chilling. It was a beautiful down time and opportunity to see my mum more 🙏🏼 

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Here are some of my reflections:
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✨ I’m really enjoying who I’ve becoming. I used to rush to the day to be who I am in my visions of 10-20 years, but now I’m actually enjoying that journey. I know it’s coming so might as well not rush.
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✨ We’re told to be humble and modest which I’m all in for. It’s important to recognise we are instruments through which our creations flow. I also feel it’s important to acknowledge our brilliance, genius and light. It’s a thin line between arrogance and knowing yourself.
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✨ I’m seeing more and more how kindness and gratitude are two things that make someone beautiful. I instantly soften and smile around those people who are kind and grateful. And it’s contagious.
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✨ I feel grateful to have created a job where it doesn’t feel like work. I do it with love, joy and enthusiasm. I also recognise the importance of having time offs and rests from a job that doesn’t feel like work.
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✨ When you love someone for who they exactly are, they become even more of themselves. They blossom into their wholeness.
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I’ve landed back to London this afternoon. Every time, I come back, it’s the best feeling ❤️ I feel grateful to call this magical place home 🙏🏼
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I love you 💛
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I came to Istanbul for a few days 😍

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Mum and I went to this movie called Sampiyon, it’s a true story of a horse racer who won so many races with this horse called Bold Pilot to the point where he was called a magician.

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It’s such a beautiful story. The horse racer falls in love with his trainer’s daughter and races with the love he has for her. She later on has cancer and fights for her life from seeing them shining, winning so many races.
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I never knew this horse and this story. Before every race, the horse would get all agitated. The audience would become quiet so the horse can calm down and go into the starting box to begin 😊
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This sentence from the movie went right into my heart ❤️ “Being a champion means is to keep running knowing that you might fail.” No matter what happens, keep going, fight for people and things you love ✨
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Love you 😍
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I went to this bookstore/cafe place the other day in Bodrum and I loved it! 

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So here’s another memory about books from when I was a kid 😍

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I completely forgot about it until I remembered it the other day. It’s amazing, when you spend time somewhere you used to live, the energy of the place brings up memories.
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When we went to toy shops etc mum would say I’m allowed to buy one toy. But when we went to bookshops, she would say there’s no limit, I can buy as much as I wanted.
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Obviously I didn’t go over the top but thanks to that, I would read so many books. I was super shy and I didn’t speak much. I mainly observed people and got lost in stories in the books keeing myself entertained as the only child.
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To this day, I can spend hours in a bookstore ❤️
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Another thanks goes to my parents for giving me the love for books 😍👨‍👩‍👧
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Loads of love to you ✨
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This is our best family photo so far 😂

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Dad, mum and I were having dinner last night and mum asked me what I appreciated them doing while I was growing up. There are many of them but here’s the one that came to me ❤️

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I remember when we went out for food, mum would ask me to ask for the bill. So as a 6-7 year old, I would do that. Or if I wanted chocolate or something, mum would give me money and I would go off to buy it rather than her buying for me. I didn’t enjoy it at the time but now I’m really grateful for it.
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Once in France, right after just having learnt how to write, dad would write down how to ask for newspapers in French which he wrote in a readable Turkish way so that I could go off to buy newspapers from this French woman. I remember after giving me the newspapers, she would tell stuff and I’d just stare at her face. Little did she know, that was the whole of my French vocabulary back then 😃
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So thank you mum and dad for encouraging me to do things I was shit scared to do. I now continue to do that voluntarily like a crazy person 🙏🏼
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Swipe right for more decent photos 😃❤️
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Have a gorgeous Friday night! 💛
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I’m in Turkey! 🇹🇷

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And it’s hot here, super hot 🔥

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But there’s aircon everywhere thank God 🤗
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Here are few cool things that happened since I arrived on Sunday:
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- I met a super aware cab driver. (Cab drivers are usually grumpy and aggressive here). He was talking about how life is not about knowing but applying what you know, taking action. Life happens now. And if you don’t know pain you don’t know true happiness either. I asked him how he learnt all this, he said, ‘On the way, in life.’ He finished by saying I’m like a Zen garden. Thank you Ahmet 🙏🏼
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- I went to the dentist’s. This is not the cool part. The cool part is a dentist asked me after stopping drilling to my gum ‘Do I have permission to carry on?’. I nearly cried from gratefulness. I find that doctors I came across, mostly didn’t let me know what they’re doing to my body or they didn’t ask for permission. I loved how he asked, I acknowledged him, gave it a shot and talked a bit about how trauma works in the body. He lost me there a bit but received the compliment 😍
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- I had dinner with mum and saw the movie ‘I Feel Pretty’, its all about how people get caught up in their little imperfections and they completely miss what makes them awesome. Just see it, it’s so good 🤘🏼
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- I took a nap today, then woke up to see I sold two more Goddess Circle tickets for September. In the next hour, it was sold out. Yey! I didn’t even do anything. It always amazes me how they get filled when I rest 😃
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- I’m writing this on the plane from Istanbul to Bodrum (South Turkey). At the airport, I ran into a friend of mine, then another one ON the plane :)
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- I saw 22:33, 22:44, 22:55 back to back. I’m aligned as fuck, ready to take over the world 😎 Just another reason to celebrate life, why not.
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I’m off to spend time with mum and dad in Bodrum for like a week, alternating between the sea, laptop and book ☀️
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What are you up to so far in your week? 😘
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Have a gorgeous night 🌙
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