FAMILY… my family, my true loves but sometimes neglected without thought. I genuinely believe this is one thing in life that we sometimes have to LEARN to accept, appreciate and support because without doubt I love them unconditionally.

I have always found it difficult to connect and find my own place with my family but one thing I have come to realise is how important it is to first accept yourself and you will always find your way. As my love once shared with me —-  “Q: How do you actually practice self-love? … A: By exploring your self hate”. This has stuck with me as I truly believe I have nearly ALWAYS pretended like these areas don’t exist. Maybe a form of protecting myself, now is the time for me to practice.

BUT I finally and MUST start to accept the hardships, rejection, love, disappointments and paths as I would not be moulded the way I am to be sit here writing this to the world.

This is where my self-love has started. I bless you and wish this for all you wonderful people in the world.

SISTERS…. Eliz on the left, me in the middle, Duran on the right.

(Quote: Credit Instagram – @mindfulmft) (Image: Credit Instagram – @duran_deedee @xelizx)

The most exciting beginning…

So my first post… but definitely will be the first of many for sure. I want my posts that I choose to share out to the world (to you!) to really represent my journeys and I have made a STRONG decision to share this with the fascinating and inspiring people out there – not only may this help guide/inspire you but ultimately being able to express it out to the universe.

What an amazing way to do this through opening my arms out for whoever is open to follow my journey that take hold of me daily and truly inspire me from my BEAUTIFUL family, friends, life tribulations, inspirations and what ultimately encompasses all these factors which surround the ever-changing world we are so lucky to be in, sometimes taking for granted.

Breaking it down for you to kick this journey off ‘IZEL’ – a rare feminine Turkish given name meaning the “only one”, “unique”.