The Nomads


Oh my, where do I start? So if you follow my instagram (I know I know, I got sucked back in once again!) you'll know that I'm moving to Istanbul. It's been a crazy month, full of ups and downs, but it's lead me here, and I'm ever so grateful! We originally went to assist my father, to see if he was eligible for an operation, not knowing we'd end up staying for over a month. To sum it up nicely, it was one hell of an adventure! Thankfully my dad underwent surgery with a tremendous recovery that made all the struggles worth it! What made things interesting, is how sneakily my husband found a Job. I wasn't aware that he was even searching, but it was a welcome surprise!

Living in Libya has been such an experience. Beneath my enthusiasm for living in Tripoli, was this constant battle of not truly fitting in. I can't lie and say I've ever really been that Libyan to begin with, or even that british! I'm sure many can relate. Fitting into cultural norms to me is like wearing itchy gloves...and let me tell you, I freakin' hate itchy gloves haha! (to be fair I find all gloves insanely uncomfortable) Back to my point, culture will forever be my downfall. I've talked about it before. I really believe it can be a beautiful thing, it just doesn't always suit my preferred lifestyle.

Istanbul is where east meets west, or so I keep hearing. I quite like the sound of that. I doubt you'll be hearing me speak Turkish anytime soon, but I'll happily indulge in their herbal teas! Oh and their never-ending souks. There's no real plans of what I'll be up to once I'm there. I still plan to help manage my Zero Waste Libya project, and bring some life into my youtube channel, but let's not get carried away. Making promises I can't keep!

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  1. Best of Luck on your new adventure :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm always excited for new beginnings :D

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  2. Third country in a few years, you're officially a nomad! Welcome to the tribe. I can totally identify with not fitting into cultural norms and national identities, that is a definite downside to this life, but your life will be all the richer for the new experiences you have in Turkey. And Istanbul ... what a city! Can't wait to see it through your eyes.

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    1. Haha we've both moved a lot throughout our lives so that's our 'consistency', constantly moving every few years.

      I like how wonderful you've put it! I sure hope it enhances our lives :D So excited to get my camera out and explorrrre :)

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  3. I'm so excited for all the pictures you're going to take. There's sooo much to see in Istanbul.

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    1. Yesss, especially since I'm a full time creative! :'D

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  4. Can't wait to join you my lovely :)

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    1. Me too, I'm sure you'll love it! xx

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  5. Good luck. ..I envy your lifestyle so much Blessings and may God bless u with more talent

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    1. Thanks Leyal, really hoping the change of atmosphere brings with it a lot of good! :) xx

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  6. Good luck. ..I envy your lifestyle so much Blessings and may God bless u with more talent

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  7. I was so disappointed when you didn't write for a while and lost where to find your blog :(
    Glad your back and congratulations on your husbands' new job ! I'd love to pen pal if you're ever interested (or have a postcode - that is !). All in all though, keep embracing the new culture you may reside in and share your new adventures with us !

    Best wishes,

    Ella

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    1. Thank you Ella! Life got pretty hectic for a while, but I'm back in full swing! I've got plenty of social media (insta, facebook, the works!) Send me your details as I'm up for pen palling! xx

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  8. I'm excited to read your new blogs now :) I will send you my details on your Instagram direct message.

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