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I’m back in London! ✌🏼💛

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This is crossing the Bosphorus Sea on a boat, one of my favourite things to do when I go back to Istanbul 💙

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I used to live on the European side and my high school was on the Asian side so I often took this boat to cross. It was beautiful to be there for few days, to see family and some of my friends I haven’t seen in 2-3 years 💛
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Now I’m back in London for a good to be with friends during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
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May you have a wonderful rest of the afternoon 🙏🏼
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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’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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