I finally got to go on vacation! 😅
My mom and I went to Maine to experience FALL and the East Coast.
Today’s VLOG is part one of our adventures! 🍎🍁🍎
Link in bio and in my stories.
PS. Definitely looking like Burt from Mary Poppins and I’m not mad about it. 🕸😏🕸
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It is so easy to get bogged down in the life of being a mom! So quickly we forget who we are and what we like as our focus shifts to these little people we have made and love with a fierceness we didn't know was possible. But in that can also bring pain and loss. The loss of who you are and the things you love. It can get lost so quickly that sometimes we don't even know it has happened.
We need to get back to our roots. Back to a time when we did things we enjoyed. Self-care is so important, and our kids and family will benefit from it by having a happier and more emotionally healthy mom and partner! 💕
What was something you loved before kids? Have your likes changed? What is something new to dabble in to bring joy and light back into who you are?! Outside of our kids cause we all know how much joy they can bring! This is for you momma! Find your identity! What makes you tick and brings light back into that weary momma soul? 💃
Myself, I have learned to crochet, and am super passionate about health, learning and researching it and changing our lives and others!
What have you started or want to start to get back to YOU?
And just like that...I’m a tourist again.
I came, I saw, I tried, I cried, I failed, I grew.
I discovered deeper parts of me. I let go of shallow parts of me.
I embraced the things I love. I ditched the things that brought me down.
And man, it has not been easy. I feel like I’ve been at life boot camp. And I’m so ready to go home. And chill. And spend time with loved ones. And do the things that I love to do. And figure out what some more of those things are, because I realized I’ve been doing a lot of what I thought I “should be” doing, and living a life I thought I “should be” living. Those “shoulds” creep up on you man, without you even realizing it.
I swear, God is amazing. When you’re moving in the right direction, He lets you know. And when you’re not, He lets you know...so long as you’re open to listening... which I aaammmmm!!!!! 🙋🏽♀️ Lol. Haaaay.
Alhamdullah. Very grateful to have had this chapter in my life...and very grateful it is coming to an end lol.
I love Dubai. It’s not about Dubai. It’s about me, and what makes me fulfilled. And I realized I always had it. I never had to move or go anywhere to be fulfilled. I just had to look inside of myself. Though, sometimes to look inside, we do need to experience things outside of ourselves. SubhanAllah. Our journeys are amazing. #nourahshubaily#thelovewithinme
Creating what we call a coil creation. A lot of little pieces mended together to create something big and sturdy. A lot of my projects you guys have seen are unfinished just like this but might as well give you something to look at! The audio is the best part so stretch your ear a bit. #lifelessons#togetherwerestronger#progress#overachiever#brownqueen 💅🏾👵🏾🧠🌸🐛🦋
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I love this quote.
It is so important to come out of your comfort zone and start to get used to the feeling. And most importantly that it is ok to feel like that. I think It was @iamcarriegreen that said of her uncomfortable feelings out her comfort zone ; " I knew i'd meet you here, and that is ok because it means that I am doing something new and different that stretches me"
I have felt that so many times, most recently at my second Triathlon briefing. I was thinking what on EARTH am I doing here? Heart pounding. I could see my van from where I was standing and thought that t would be very easy to just take a few steps and jump into the comfort of the warm and cosy 'Van Blanc' no one would know I was gone as I was there myself or I could plunge myself into the cold pool on my left and dip my toe into the world of Triathlon.
Then I thought about the bling (ok I am that shallow sometimes) round my neck and the feeling of crossing the finish line having accomplished what felt like my Everest.
I could hear the briefing just over the sound of my beating heart, and all nerves were forgotten when a competitor asked if it was ok to strip naked in the transition area.
I took the time out this to reflect on what I’ve done to support others that in turn changed the dynamic of our relationships. It takes a lot to give yourself to people and then to see a sudden change in behavior once they’ve gotten what they needed from you.
Just because energy can be rejuvenated doesn’t mean you can’t be drained from giving so much to others.
Your energy and what you give it to is precious.
My energy and everything I have goes into my instrument and what I hope transfers to others through my playing, in the least the passion.
At the same time, if you continue to give and get what you don’t expect (or hope) for in return than that’s on you.
What you allow is what will continue...unless you change it.
It’s ok to get disappointed as long you exert that energy into TRUE and RELENTLESS DETERMINATION.
It’s all a learning process take it in so try to apply it to something positive.
Life is really to short.
What I will continue is to work extremely hard and create a life for myself that I can be proud of. And continue to be thankful for those who truly support me and have let me into their lives as well to give my support back.
Life is but a series of fleeting moments. Some you’ll want to forget, and some you’ll want to live over and over to feel what you felt at that moment. It could be the novelty of discovering a new city. Or a new taste. Or a new person. Or a new feeling. And hard as you may try to repeat that same moment, exactly as it happened, you can’t. Best we can do is make the best out of every single minute we have right when it’s happening instead of worrying about what’s next. We tend to worry about the future, then when the future comes, we blame ourselves for not truly appreciating certain moments in our past when they were still a present. I have many moments I would love to relive and take advantage of more. My childhood in Nigeria when I lived with both my parents and siblings. My first trip to Paris as an adult. My days in New York. My first months with Toufic. The entire phase from Toufic’s proposal till I moved to Doha. My first weeks as a mother. And I know that a year from now, I will be longing for a moment that happened right now, and I owe it to myself to embrace every second, whether it’s good or bad. Because both will end. Now, what is a memory you long to relive? ❤️
Path to jannah wil never be easy. For you will be guided if you ask for the right path. Lessons will be shown along the way, learn & you shall gain. Ask and you shall be rewarded. In the end from HIM you are created, to HIM you shall return. Thank you for the reminder, guidance you have shown me, Alhamdulillah..
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