Saturday, 18 January 2014

sponsored: the forest.

This 2014, is a year of taking on many new roles for me. 

I finally understand the whines from my teacher friends, "ahhhh so much paper work to do, I don't feel like a teacher anymore.  I used to secretly say, ahh surely it wouldn't be so bad right? Being the form teacher of a class of 33 (and I know I should be thankful already cos some of my friends have about 43 students in their class), the first day, I was swamped.

Swamped with allll the paper work, the admin work I have to key in excel sheets, documents, forms I have to disseminate, collect and then the chasing. My God, the chasing. Of course, my students are human beings and we forget, so I have to muster all the strength in me to not strangle them when they tell me for the third of fourth time, they forgot -.-

If I could hire an admin assistant, I would in a heartbeat.
Paperwork, why you no fun. Take allll the joy out of being a teacher. 

But this teacher here is really really, pro work life balance k. 
Unless if it is absolutely necessary, I will not do work at home. No way. Especially on weekends. 

On weekends, this teacher goes gallivanting into strange but eerily beautiful places for her outfit shots and eats, shop and spend time with her loved ones (:




This Devon Layered Peplum Blouse is from my ever so favourite store, Poplook.
Green shawl from shopsghijabgirl
Floral jeans from zara.
15' tan bag from Cambridge Satchel 








 Have a wonderful weekend!

Much love friends,
Nadya Abd


Saturday, 4 January 2014

sponsored: what did you do in 2013 that you've never done before?

People reach milestones throughout their lives and for me, 2013 has been very very kind.
Graduated, started working, got engaged. 
Even with trials I came across this year, I feel so blessed and I thank Allah profusely for blocking my way with trials and then, giving me enough strength to push on and find the clear path out.
I'm expecting a completely different set of challenges this new year, but I do hope that with every challenge I come across, it will make me grow and develop as a person (:


and Navy Blue Anchor Shawl from shopsghijabgirl (coming soon!)



Such a fabulous bicolored dress, as it flows, I feel like I'm a walking ocean. A little bit of blue and a tinge of aqua green, and especially the clean straight lines that separates these two colors, it gives you the illusion of being tall as it adds height to your outfit. 

This dress comes in pink too! I was so tempted to choose pink but had to remind self, I. Need. To. Stay. Away. From. Pink. Dresses. 

Why is it so hard T.T



Here's wishing all of you a happy new year. 
Do things you never thought you'd even imagine doing, leave the land of familiarity and step out of your comfort zone, it's okay to be scared but don't let fear hold you from moving forward. 

Your adventure awaits you.

(:

Much love friends,
Nadya Abd