TALK TUESDAY #7

Hi there beloveds! It’s tuesday which means we have two new beautiful souls opening up to us by answering 9 quite deep questions. This week it’s Abdifatah (a men’s style blogger if I had my way),  co-founder of SSCOPE, an independent platform that provides a creative outlet for talented individuals. Fellow blogger and sweetheart Chamelle runs an inspirational lifestyle blog. Earlier this year I had the honor of being a part of ‘My Sister’s Closet’ on her blog and now we’re getting to know her better as well.

So sit back, relax and enjoy while sippin’ your tea <3

 

CHAMELLE

”My deepest intention is to serve God and love without limits.”

 

1. Who are you?

Honestly, it’s hard to define myself as I am currently in a continuously progressing phase. Just when I think I’ve figured myself out, I am surprised by yet another piece of myself that I have yet to discover. I am forever evolving.

2. What is your deepest intention?

My deepest intention is to serve God and love without limits.

3. What is your deepest fear?

I have quite a few fears, but one of my deepest is to leave this earth without ever experiencing the feeling of someone loving me unfiltered and in every way. I love so hard that I would be disappointed if I didn’t receive love back in its rawest form. I am very patient but I would like to experience this soon so that I can spend some of my prime years in this form of bliss.

4. What does love mean to you?

Love is a tricky word but I believe that it is something that is relative and at times unable to be defined. It can be considered and verb, noun and adjective all in one! I do know however, that God is love, and I am also aware that love can be translated into several languages and take in the form of many shapes. I think that love depends on the person you’re loving. It’s impossible to love two people in the same capacity because the things that you love about a person is unique to that person. No two people are the same. Love is special. Love is magical. Love is me.

5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in life and how have you overcome it?

Wow, I’ve made so many mistakes. And, I’m still making mistakes. However, I would say that one of my biggest mistakes was trying to lean on my own understanding when it came to God’s word to benefit the lifestyle that I thought was ideal. I overcame that by seeking God. I mean really seeking God spiritually.

6. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

I would have to say that at the moment I am most proud of maintaining my blog www.chamellepatrice.com I say this because there’s always ideas running through my head or new projects that I like to start. I never fully stick with it because I can get bored and lose interest very easily at times. That is definitely not the case with my blog. I love it, I’ve stuck with it, and I have been maintaining it since the day I’ve published my first post. I haven’t loss interest yet, and that’s huge! It’s my baby at the moment. It has been a platform that has allowed me to open up in ways that I never have and share myself with others. It also has given me the opportunity to share stories from other women, which is where I gain a lot of my inspiration. I plan on some big things happening in the future. Just wait on it!

7. How would your best friend describe you?

A loyal ball of fun that never seems to skip to the beat of anyone else’s drum but my own.

8. What’s the best advice you ever received?

Shut it down! Sometimes, it’s very important to stop unnecessary or unwanted situations before they get out of hand. I didn’t always know how to do this but I’m getting quite good at it! Lol

9. How would you like to be remembered?

I would love to be remembered for doing all of the little things that counted. If I was able to touch or connect with you in a positive way, that’s what I want you to remember.

 

Follow this beauty on her Instagram and be sure to check out her Blog !

 

Abdi

”At its core my intention is to help the helpless. To help them anyway I can achieve the universal rights of happiness, health, education etc.”

 

1. Who are you?

Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man behind a million instagram filters.

2. What is your deepest intention?

From a young age, my parents always impressed upon me the importance of my roots. The running theme of my childhood was how fortunate I was to be living the life I was. My parents used to speak to me about how I came from a place where people my age didn’t have the opportunities I’ve had. They had to worry about things more serious than why I was not allowed to play outside with my friends etc.

As I got older, I began to personally identity and empathise with this place I had never been to and people I had never met. Their pain became my pain and their suffering became my suffering. As a result, everything that I do all my ambitions and every dream I have, every goal I’ve set is to help them. My people! At its core my intention is to help the helpless. To help them anyway I can achieve the universal rights of happiness, health, education etc.

3. What is your deepest fear?

It took me years to figure out that I was my own biggest enemy. Anything I failed to accomplish was because of self sabotage. My father always tells me, “You can do anything you set to achieve. If you’re not too busy wasting time.”
Ultimately, my biggest fear is not reaching my full potential.

4. What does love mean to you?

This question was the hardest to answer to be honest. When I think of love the first thing that comes to my head is unspoken loyalty and also complete honesty and transparency. The fact that no matter if you’re there or not they have your back.

5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in life and how have you overcome it?

Well besides from agreeing to do this! (This is legitimately the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do) wasting time would be my biggest mistake. What haunts me the most is how much more I could have done in the time I’ve wasted.

6. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

The accomplishment I’m most proud of is memorising the Qur’an. Although this accomplishment was more my parents than mine, I’m happy they eventually dragged me across the finishing line. I’ll forever be grateful. You know how we are as kids, all I wanted to do was to play football but I wasn’t allowed to play football unless I had memorised my Qur’an portion for that day. My parents favorite phrase was “Well we had a deal, no football today until you’ve memorised your portion. Remember if you don’t memorise it, it’s your fault for not going football not ours.”

7. How would your best friend describe you?

Well I asked my friends and I got two responses:

“He is a motivated and ambitious individual, who inspires the people around him to do better and aim higher. He’s the kind of friend that motivates you to be the best version of yourself.”
“Fatah, or as you guys know him, ‘abdiwho’ I have found to be the most stubborn, pig headed, headstrong, obstinate, bull-headed, mullish, self-willed person I have ever met.”
Take from that what you will lol.

8. What’s the best advice you ever received?

Don’t waste your time worrying about what people think about you. Strive for your goals no matter what.

9. How would you like to be remembered?

I would like to be remembered as a man who left a legacy of joy in the midst of difficulty. A legacy of trying to encourage and inspire others towards greatness, even though I might never get there myself. A man who gave his time, energy and wealth to help the disadvantaged.

Follow this kind soul on his Instagram and be sure to check out SSCOPE !

 

Ruqia

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