So where did I or do I still get my inspiration from? Well, there are tons of bloggers out there that I absolutely LOVE, from fashion, travel to all sorts of other weird amazing bloggers. But, there are two blogs in specific that I read very often and I have to admit, I just love the content and writing style of these two bloggers.
The First one is none other than the amazing Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Bachchan Bol‘. Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, he is also referred to as the ‘Shahenshah’ (King) of Bollywood, and yes one of my favourite actor from my childhood. And I guess what makes his blog uniquely different from the others is that he reflects and writes about his life happenings on a daily basis.
Here’s an excerpt of his latest post that he wrote on Thursday the 9th of November 2017, titled as ‘Day 3516’…
Time was when we exchanged written words penned in our own hands, on papers specially decorated with design and material that expressed affection and care … NOW … Its the instrument … taking, over all … The entire family shall sit together and there shall be smiles and comments and interactions galore … but no one is talking to each other … they talk to that oblong piece of technology that has become a part of what ever is needed for existence and expression … So that when the technology has nothing more to say … the silence takes over …
And so just like that, I always get carried away by those mystical words and sayings that are expressed so beautifully in his blog. This man is definitely a writer of another kind. The best kind! You can read his full post by clicking here ☞ Bachchan Bol
And my other favourite blogger!!! SAZAN!!! Yeh, you can probably tell how freakin obsessed I am with her. Like girl crush 101. For sure! no doubt. I discovered Sazan Hendrix on Instagram probably sometime last year. After reading a few of her blog posts from fashion, lifestyle, travel, relationship to all sorts of other life stuff, I was completely in love with her personality. Like so unique & HERSELF! Something very hard to find in people these days, especially in our today’s virtual world.
⏤ Sazan Hendrix ⏤
To be honest, before I started blogging, I was like ‘yeh, it’s not going to be that difficult’. It only hit when I actually made my first post and I started doubting whether I made the right decision, because I was afraid of what people were going to think and say. And no it’s not because I’m a Muslim woman, this or that, it was more of the fact that I was too afraid of sharing my thoughts and photos and really putting myself out there to be judged. Completely vulnerable! And it’s sad that what seems quite easy turns out to be a lot harder in reality.
But I guess knowing that there are tons of people out there who have gone through that exact same phase, I came to realise that life is too short for us to be doubting our decisions.
Sometimes we just have to let go of those fears, grab onto hope and ride along.
⏤ Probably moments before I roasted my sister for not taking proper pictures ⏤
Even almost two weeks into blogging, where I have barely shared anything to be honest, I’m still feeling that social anxiety that comes with going public. But hey, that’s life, nothing is easy, we just have to learn how to free ourselves from getting affected by those nasty opinions and comments that we don’t like. And of course I’m just pointing out the bad side of it here, there are many positive aspects to blogging.
And before I go rambling on about this & that, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite post by Sazan titled as ‘What being a Kurdish means to me’. A post dedicated to Kurdistan’s independence.
⏤ Sazan Hendrix ⏤
Make sure to checkout her post by Clicking here. And do expect a few drops of tear in between her paragraphs, perhaps consider getting some tissue before reading. Or maybe not, maybe I’m just too emotional. Who knows! And although the referendum for Kurdistan’s independence wasn’t a success, and things turned out a little too ugly, I do hope that the Kurdish communtiy stays united during this difficult time. And maybe down the track we might witness Kurdistan’s independence one day!