She came in to have her hair done this morning and I said, “You know, I have almost the same outfit.” “PLEASE WEAR IT, MOMMY!” she squealed. So, obviously, I did because the Twinsies with Mommy phase only lasts so long. 👯♀️
Photo by the #bespectacledwonder
Skirts by @everly_b
Photographer: "Look sexy, feminine, confident!" 📸💃🏾
Me: *laughing as I ponder over how to look sexy under the door frame of a bathroom in a Qatari rec center* 😂
Today's post is about being a woman in Qatar. I grew up in the U.S. with the understanding that women's freedoms in the Middle East were socially and politically minimal. There was always an underlying tone that said being a woman in the U.S. = Awesome, while being a woman in the Middle East would undeniably result in subjugation. However, every country in the Middle East is different, both socially and politically, and Qatar didn't capture any of the fears people had for me when it came to being a woman in the country.
Granted, there were still a few hiccups in the system (like abortion rights and the wage gap, issues that the U.S. is still working on too, lest we forget), but overall I felt a lot safer and much more respected as a woman in Qatar vs. The 20+ years I had spent in the U.S. •
Read more in today's post, "Being a Woman in Qatar". Link in bio.
Posted at: 2019-05-20 06:45:15
Today, I said “yes!” to the dress! I couldn’t have asked for a better group of ladies to assist me in choosing what I’ll wear when we say “I do”. Usually I’m slightly high strung and stressed out. Especially when wedding planning. I went into the day thinking that I wasn’t going to find the dress of my dreams. I set my expectations low, so that I could relax, have fun with the girls, and not worry that I didn’t find what I was looking for. Surprisingly, everything I thought I wanted in a dress flew out the window when I tried on the second one and fell in love. After zipping, unzipping, tying, untying, clamping, wiggling and squeezing in and out of what was around 15 dresses, I went back to MY dress.
If any ladies are looking for beautiful dresses with amazing price tags, and great customer service, take a trip to Hussey’s in Windsor. It’s definitely not where you’d expect to find wedding dresses, but it’s such a hidden gem! I was intrigued when I saw their slogan was “Guns, Wedding Gowns and Beer”. So I guess if you don’t leave with the perfect dress, there’s plenty other things you can bring home!
Again, I can’t thank you ladies enough! I appreciate you all so much!!! ❤️👰🏻💍🔫👗🍻 #isaidyestothedress#bridetobe#ido#strikeapose
Do #animal also practice '"Fjaka"? Or this #pigeon just #strikeapose and trying to kill time.
Fjaka is the lifestyle trend that gives you an excuse to do absolutely nothing. That's right, nothing. Fjaka simply means being entirely relaxed in body and mind and embracing the joy of doin nothing.
Fjaka make sense in Dalmatia, where the turn of phrase was created, because the heat often strips residents of the energy, to do much. When it's that hot to you really don't want to run around and stay busy - so you engage in Fjaka, sittin in the shade (or try to stand on one leg like this pigeon), relaxing and watching the world go by.
Fjaka is not the same thing as laziness or being so exhaused you never leave house. You can do Fjaka with friends, you can do it outside, and it's not supposed to take over your life entirely. You need the most moments of productivity to truly appreciate Fjaka.
Rather than holing up in your bedroom it's worth sitting outside and trying to ground yourself with surroundings, taking in the sounds, smells, and sights around you. If you ever got into mindfulness or #meditation, Fjaka will be an easy feat, as it's a pretty similar state of being. ♡