Good morning babes! My vacation and flight mood are on 🙂
How to have a blissful summer holiday? The answer is simple: plan to enjoy whatever summer brings you wether beach, villa, mountains or even those relaxing moments of breaks under the sun.
When my doctor told me few years ago that I have a cancer, I smiled. My therapist asked me to let it out and cry but I laugh when I panic or feel tired.
But lately I broke down front of my boyfriend and kept crying for over two hours nonstop. I said I’m tired emotionally and mentally. That’s (for me) the worst to deal with.
Tears are a signal to pause and allow people to feel sad but for me it was a signal to say I’m extremely tired. I need an exit plan!!
Finally I’m out for some days and it was so nice to wake up in my best-friend’s house in Amman, go for a morning walk and have breakfast in front of the pool. I think I can live here for a while. Hahaha I know that my best friend won’t mind me living with him.
I slept without Internet or notifications for the first time in a very long time then wake up to 33C in Amman. OMG I’m in heaven!
I have been to Amman before for a business trip but it feels so good to be back. It is so hot up here hahaha and that feels good.
These days all I’m doing is stop trying to be perfect. I’m gonna only enjoy the sensation of my body relaxing.
I’m learning how to manage my inner critic thoughts which can stop me sometimes from achieving my goals or enjoying my life.
I realized with the help of my therapist that sometimes I tend to say sabotaging things to myself while I always encourage others. I’m trying to talk to myself as if I was encouraging my dear friends.
Now I will jump in the pool like a kid and allow the sun to kiss my body 🙂
As I have been struggling with the summer flu for more than 10 days, I decided to explore and wander the island of Zamalek.
The island is known to be one of Cairo’s most affluent neighbourhoods and is a popular spot for both Egyptians and expats alike.
Because of the high density of embassies around it is also one of the safest neighbourhoods.
Zamalek is reachable through several bridges namely; Qasr al-Nil Bridge, 6th of October Bridge and 15th of May Bridge.
I found out that the streets in Zamalek have changed names over time though many of us still ask taxi drivers for the old names which still popular.
The good thing of walking around the island is that you can enjoy the Nile view.
Zamalek is a popular place to go out with numerous cafés and restaurants when you need to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea or lunch and dinner.
Around the Om Kalthoum area of Zamalek, where the legendary singer’s villa once stood and a statue of her remains today, I love to hangout at Pottery Cafe.
The atmosphere in Zamalek nowadays is very relaxed and it is one of the few areas in Cairo where strolling in the street is enjoyable, with lots of trees and greenery around.
So what have you been doing lately?
A woman so full of contradictions. No need to understand all of my duality. Accept me for who I am, not what you expect me to be!!
Strength comes in so many shapes and forms. Maybe you look at me and feel that I’m strong physically. Yes it is an amazing feeling to be able to lift up my own body and I always did left myself, but I believe that mental strength is equally important if not more important!
I feel strong today. We are stronger and more powerful if we left each other up! xoxo