All the love you need

Sometimes I Need You.

4:17 PM

''Keep giving me hope for a better day 
Keep giving me love to find a way 
Through this heaviness I feel I just need someone to say, everything's okay''

(Bali 2018)

''Sometimes I need a little sunshine 
And sometimes I need you''
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This morning, I woke up with a little heaviness in my chest. My day seemed a little dark, and I felt like I really needed something to get me out of bed.
I forced myself to shut my brain down, and get up to do some stretches on my yoga mat.
In front of the mirror, I practiced to get all my poses right, even though my body felt so stiff.
This song came up, and I paused my stretches and looked at my reflection in the mirror.

The song goes something like :

Woke my weary head
Crawled out of my bed
And I said, "Oh, how do I go on?"
Nothing's going right, shadow's took the light
And I said, "Oh, how do I go on?"


I gave my hope to you
When you were nearly through
And you said, "Oh, I can't go on"
Well, now I need it back
'Cause I have got a lack of all that's good
And I can't go on

Yeah, sometimes I just need a little sunshine
And sometimes I need you


Through this heaviness I feel
I just need someone to say, everything's okay






And I smiled to myself. Looking in the mirror and telling myself, the person you're needing to lift you up right now, is YOU.
If the sunshine doesn't come to you, YOU create it.
The person you need to say ''everything's okay'' to you, is YOU.

A feeling of sudden peace in my heart.
A feeling of clarity in my head.

Sometimes we try so hard to find comfort in things outside of us, to find others to tell us everything will be okay, to comfort our hearts, to ease our pain, to love us, to be there for us.
But why can't that person be ourselves?
Yes. It is incredibly beautiful to find someone who loves and cares for you in that way, but you'll never be fully open, happy or satisfied with their love, if you haven't accepted or loved yourself first.
And similarly, you can't fully love, or care for others, if you haven't filled yourself with love first.

How can you pour out of your empty glass?

This is something I've been working really hard on lately, and I may make it sound easy on here, but it's not. It's a long and ongoing journey of self love.
Everyday, you have to CHOOSE to love and accept yourself.
Just like how you CHOOSE to love the people in your life everyday.

Loving YOU will help you see the world in such a clear and beautiful way.
Loving YOU will help you enjoy other people's love SO much more intensely.

I felt the need to write this down, because this moment felt so precious to me.
It felt like such an ''aha'' moment.
I wish you all can find the time to get those little moments with yourselves.

SO much love for you! 
Thanks for reading

xx Hind

Aim higher

G-Eazy wearing Hind Adib

5:26 PM



 If someone came and told me 2 years ago (when I was feeling hopeless and demotivated to do anything about my dreams) that my favourite rapper would wear my own creation, I would laugh in their face and then cry a little, because, what creation?

Looking back at the moment I saw G-Eazy in my jacket, I feel so much joy, remembering how tears were running down my cheeks, my heart beating so fast, and my smile couldn't leave my face for weeks! 
The happiness that rushed through me was coming from a place deep inside where I once felt like a failure, like I'd never be able to reach a point where I would create anything and feel confident enough about it to put it out there for the world to see.

The reason I felt so much happiness seeing him wear it wasn't because of who he is. It was because I imagined it happen, I aimed for it, and I made SURE I would make it happen. No matter how many times my brain told me ''HAHA it's never gonna happen'' or ''you're crazy'', through all these self-doubting thoughts, I proved to myself, that if I aim for something, I CAN make it happen, no matter how crazy it might sound to me or anyone else.
I imagined it, planned it, and went for it.

It only proved to me that putting my mind into something and working hard towards it, can really get you the things you plan for.
That brings me so much more motivation to aim for ANYthing I could imagine, and WORK hard to make it happen! 

Video of G-Eazy wearing the X Jacket - from Dany Neville (slightly re-edited) 


Throughout the past few years, I worked day and night on my dream of creating something that will make a difference (even if it was just for one or two people), through tears and disappointments, through hopelessness and doubt. Failed idea after the other. Through it all though, something deep inside me knew I had to keep going, keep creating and believing that someday, I will have enough courage to put my work OUT there.

And I eventually did! I launched a collection SO dear to my heart, called the X collection
(view here)
X symbolising crossing out all the negative thoughts I felt, all the self-doubt, all the judgements, all the hate I had for my demotivation that crippled me from creating. 
 As cheesy as it sounds, the 'X' brought so much light into my world. 

Seeing it on my favourite rapper/the MUSE behind the jacket, wearing it, just 3 months after I launched, gave me so much happiness. Knowing that no dream is out of reach.
That ANYthing is possible. 
That I can dream SO big. 
And that everyone's dream is valid if only you put so much LOVE and time into creating the life you love.

Please know, that no matter where you are in life, your dreams ARE SO REAL. 
No matter how old you are, how young you are, where you live, what you do.
Your dreams are there for a reason.
Stop waiting for the ''right time'' cause the right time will NEVER come. 
YOU have to go and grab that right moment with your nails and teeth, and YOU have to make it happen. 
It may sound overwhelmingly impossible to reach that big dream when you think of it as it is.
But it is possible if you go slow, start slow and take one step at a time.

I am nowhere close to my dream, but I have removed the concept of 'expectations' for myself.
I do what I love each day and I do my best and I enjoy the process and explore every turn life throws at me.

You never know what opportunities come your way when you're open to accepting what the world will give you.
You won't know until you START.
Anywhere.






To bigger and better dreams, if you're still here, thank you for taking the time to read, I appreciate you! :)



be brave

DIY : How To Chase Your Dreams.

4:23 PM



Yes, I am categorising this post as a DIY, because you are the only one who will CREATE the life you love for yourself.



(A bada** playlist to fuel up your motivation :)


Almost two years ago, I left an amazing full time job to pursue my dream. I thought I had it all figured out, that the second I would leave, I would start creating my dreams. But...

Life gets in the way...

 And as a designer, emotions play a huge role in my inspiration process.

Starting something from scratch on your own, is very scary. And with that come millions of different emotions :

Excitement, doubt, confusions, disappointment, happiness, sadness, more doubt, loneliness, FEAR FEAR FEAR....



I had a lot of moments where I felt like giving up. 
I felt so alone and demotivated. 
I didn't know why I was even doing what I was doing. 
Nothing made sense at that point.


''Remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. have the courage of following your heart and intuition'' - Steve Jobs


I went through a lot of bad and good ''phases'' where I'd either feel super inspired or very down.
I had no balance.

I used the ''bad'' phases to take care of myself, travel and recharge my brain. And with travelling and experiencing different things in life as it went by, it helped me remember why I wanted to do what I do. 
Having experienced a lot of feelings through-out the years, the ideas slowly started to flow as time went by.


I realised that no one is going to save me. That my dream is MY dream, and if I wanted to make it happen, I had to START somewhere!

I pushed myself when I didn't even want to get out of bed.
I worked day and night, even on sh*tty ideas, I worked on them until I realised I didn't like them.
If I didn't know how to do something, I taught myself.
If I had a really bad day, I'd let myself rest and let go, but I would START over the next day.



Looking back, I have zero regrets. I love what I do right now, and if I never took that risk, I would have never reached where I am today. I may not have reached my goals yet, and I definitely still get those ups and downs, but I am enjoying every day as it goes by, knowing that I am getting closer and closer to my dream, no matter how hard things get.




If you're having a hard time feeling inspired and motivated, please know that ITS OKAY.
BUT, no one is going to take that fear away from your head except for YOU.
Trust me when I say that the SECOND you start, you won't stop.

You just have to START somewhere, anywhere. Even if your first 100 ideas don't make sense, you'll only know they sucked if you write them down, design them, or bring them to life. And with every failed idea, you get closer and closer to the idea you want to actually create. But you'll never find it until you try again and again.


Every day, dedicate a whole hour into your dream. Whether that hour goes to research or anything small, you're still getting a few steps ahead towards your dream!

Things don't happen magically.

Quality work isn't created over night.


Don't feel disappointed if things don't work out right away. 

Dreams need time and effort.

The important part of it all, is to start somewhere. 

Anywhere.
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What have been your struggles lately? We'd love to hear your stories.


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& the website www.hindadib.com

(All photos via Pinterest)

Favorite Book Quotes

Quotes : The Happiness Project (Pt.1)

2:22 PM


On January of this year, I bought ''The Happiness Project''. And since it is about a whole year's resolutions, I decided to start reading each month as it goes. 

Unfortunately I am a very slow reader and I like to take my time so I didn't really reach November in the book just yet. I don't know what it is but I feel kind of sad to finish a book that I enjoy so much, I wouldn't want it to end so I take my time reading and going over it again and again!

Every time I read this book, I find myself smiling, crying, laughing and feeling everything Gretchen writes. You will definitely relate to it in one way or another! She talks about happiness, attitude, family, work, friends, and much more.

I like to keep a pencil close while I read, to underline all the quotes or sayings that I find inspiring and relative to me. So I thought I'd share what I've got so far.

I haven't finished the book yet so these are just some of my favorite quotes from reading halfway through.


♫  


''You've been there and done that so you know it's possible to do it again. It's a matter of weathering the storm and navigating to your happiness destination. It probably won't be the same path but it is achievable.''


''I'd been haunted by an uncomfortable feeling -- that I wasn't doing what I was ''supposed'' to be doing. Now, through my wiring career can be a source of ''feeling bad'' as well as ''feeling good'', I do ''feel right.''


''Happiness'', wrote Yeats, ''is neither virtue nor pleasure not this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.''


''I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth''


''Happiness begins with my attitude and how I look at the world''


''On sunny days, I think ''great,'' a good day to be outdoors and on grey days I think ''great,'' a good day to be indoors. It's all in your attitude.''


''Of all the things that wisdom provides for living one's entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship''


''Whenever I feel blue, working cheers me up''


''And perhaps most important, I would take care to remind myself to remember how lucky I was to be as eager for Monday mornings as I was for Friday afternoons.''


''People don't notice your mistakes as much as you think''


''I didn't want to be like the novelist who spent so much time rewriting his first sentence that he never wrote his second. If I wanted to get anything accomplished, I needed to keep pushing ahead without constantly second-guessing myself.''


''Starting my blog, for example, made me feel anxious, but deep down, I knew I could do it and would very likely enjoy it, once I'd overcome the initial intimidating hurdles.''


''In order to have more success, I needed to be willing to accept more failure''


'' ''I enjoy the fun of failure''. It's fun to fail, I kept repeating. It's part of being ambitious; it's part of being creative. If something is worth doing. It's worth doing badly''


''I think I might have shied away from pursuing these goals, because I wouldn't have wanted to deal with rejection''


''If I do my project my way, I'm unspiritual and gimmicky; if I tried to do it in a different way, I'd be inauthentic and fake. Might as well ''Be Gretchen.''


''The most effective way to lighten up, is to make a joke''


''The days are long but the years are short''


''Family traditions make occasions feel special and exciting. They mark the passage of time in a happy way. They provide a sense of anticipation, security, and continuity.''


''I think by knowing who we are as people and being ourselves, we can start making the world better''


''I started a ''Happiness Box'' in which I'd collect all sorts of little trinkets meant to trigger happy thoughts and memories''


''Just because something is fun for someone else doesn't make it fun for me.''


''I think a real life-shaking catastrophe can provide in-sights into happiness that you couldn't have any other way.''


''Samuel Johnson said, ''The business of the wise man is to be happy.'' In whatever condition life happens to offer.''


Until next time..

Much love..