Your journey starts here, what would it cost for you to begin your next chapter when one has ended? meet you there she said.
I don’t know how I get him to agree to join in my shenanigans
if not seen, heard, posing right beside me la?
He was gifted this fit on our last trip to South Asia.
To us, we are the perfect mix of 3 parts of the most different yet similar places. The last part that makes us – us, will always be a mixture of everything we pick up on our own journey together and where we live – the middle east. It’s been a whole lifetime of being half half half never full for any of the parts we might be connected to but let me just tell you, the glass is always half full for us NOT EMPTY.
Full of adventures, fun, companionship and lessons, meeting people from everywhere around the world, learning languages (at least still trying to keep up with the 3 that’s spoken around us the most) appreciating different flavors, creating our own life together as vibrant as us.
Take it from 2 grown adults living in a world full of discrimination. Its never easy to come across it, you feel like it’s so unfair, why can’t you just be treated the same, why is where I am from? or sometimes born/raised in a place but you can’t claim it a forever home a matter to how much worth I carry? The job I get? Or sometimes not get the gig because we don’t look the part? Your own people discriminate against you for not behaving or being like “it” whatever that “it” is suppose to be to them.
BUT good news – we found a loophole – when you claim it, say to yourself
“I don’t need to be accepted to be a part of it because I am already a part of it” . OWN IT huni.
whether anyone likes it or not and keep living life with a good balance of all as a key to success.
(Yup, sometimes you might fall off balance, but always remember to get right back up and claim it!!)
It becomes easier to handle the discrimination, stand up for yourself and definitely live life vivaciously. We wont let it repeat itself, we stop at our generation and at the same time be kind along the way when no one understood you. it was meant to be a lesson – for you to become more you, grown, experienced and well equipped with weapons of your own beliefs and thoughts. You are armored. Warrior.
when there is no box to put anyone in. We blur the lines a little bit who can contain all your jazz? So ruthlessly please keep being you! Different! Respect each side by learning the best practices that each side can offer.
All your halves are beautiful and you don’t need to fully embrace one or the other – you get to pick and decide what you like to keep around from each. Choose the best parts and leave behind all the internalized issues that is holding everyone else down.
You are not the problem, you are part of the solution! I mean it was bound to happen, be glad that it’s you and you get to be the change that you want to see.
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