We all tend on using the phrases of “I CAN’T” or “I WILL NEVER”, when it comes to our comfort zone. We tend on being in secluded to a box due to our surrounds. It all depends on yourself if you are a leader that is happy to walk alone or a sheep that follows others. I was both as a kid due to not knowing myself well enough to be any. After some point, through high school I found my path and was considered an odd ball, weird, random and always on the move. I saw myself differently- usually thought of myself as unique. Of course through being a teen I doubted myself and didn’t really have a good self-esteem or confidence.
As a teen I used to use say “I CAN’T” to certain things due to being a afraid of what people might think. For example :
I can’t cook, its better I just eat.
I can’t learn a new language.
I can’t model, I don’t have the body for it or the look.
I can’t be bothered to travel because I am used to being at home in Dubai.
I would never stop having dairy, what would I do without it.
I would never be able to be fit after I stop playing football.
I would never be able to recover after my spine injury.
To much negativity that I became my own worse enemy, I became my obstacle. It was my naive ways that I thought I could stay in that left me feeling empty. Of course I write this with a new way of life and thinking about who I am. It all started when I moved to Scotland for University.
It started when I opened my own blog which was called Faz Fashion Diary hence why everyone calls me Faz. Fast Forward 5 years and I am a new woman and different person. I broke down the walls that I couldn’t climb, and choose to live life with the aim to be happy and at peace. The words “I CAN’T” feels so negative that I try not to utter them as much as possible. I have been able to do so much in 5 years that I consider myself accomplished with every challenge I take. Today I am a lifestyle blogger and youtuber ( that part is just starting ) who writes about fashion, food, fitness and travel with a new name for the blog. WELCOME TO WORLD OF FAZ or more like welcome to my madness.
Why am I so proud ? Many reasons… Lets start with :
I model when I can, due to the new found confidence. (CLICK HERE)
I can cook a variety of amazing food.
I live a healthy life.
I am in the best shape I have ever been since my spine injury at 18. ( CLICK HERE)
I travel as much as I can- which has opened my heart and mind to endless possibilities. (CLICK HERE)
I am learning Portuguese and Spanish.
I stopped listening to others and follow my own beat.
I love learning to grow and learn more – everyday is a new lesson to be learnt.
The friends and people I meet through life have made a difference in a small or big way in my life.
I shaved my head for an amazing cause- which change me. ( CLICK HERE)
This is to show you that you are the obstacle if you keep say “I CAN’T” or ” I NEVER WOULD” if you really haven’t tried. I say this all from experience of living life, from taking chances, from making changes and learning to say YES or NO when it really is needed. I am 29 and living the adventure and I might still be doing it at 60 or 80. That is something I learnt from my mother who changed her life because she decided that her age is just a number and not who she really is inside. I am blessed to have amazing people who inspire me especially women who empower me to accomplish more.
All photos by Danilo Torrisi
Location : Mungos Horsham