Hey sweet things! What a scorcher of a day it was this past Sunday! Summer, the awaited return.
As much as we are in dire need of rain, many are eagerly awaiting these types of blistering summer days. I, on the other hand prefer winter, not only because I was born in winter and therefore have a certain love for the chill, but because summer brings with it an entire set of challenges for the modest and scarf wearing individual.
Deciding to wear scarf is commonly called the ‘Hijab Journey’, because you won’t always feel the same conviction to wear it like your supposed to and to dress as modest you know you should. It’s not as easy as one might think. My conviction has wavered much along the past few years since the decision to cover my head. I have for the past year or so, worn turban exclusively, despite having mostly only worn turban in the summer during the time I started wearing scarf. I must admit that I have been wanting to wear hijab ‘more formally’ now and again but with this Sunday kicking in the summer with full force, I just don’t know.
I dislike the heat and feeling uncomfortable, therefore the turban will mostly likely be the go to as usual.
In no way shape or form do I want to completely regress and not wear scarf, wearing my scarf has become a part of my identity now and serves as a constant reminder of who I am and should be. It envelopes me in a security that not many may understand and this journey has seen me become more confident and comfortable in my own skin. However the summer heat has always been my struggle.
I have received so much positivity from my last post and I sincerely thank all of you who have given me encouragement. It’s that positivity that we all need to encourage those on this journey, because it really is a difficult one. I hope to inspire and encourage any of you that are on the same journey!
Until Next Time!
Waterfall cardigan/Jacket – Spree.co.za
Scarf – Gift
Sneakers – ZX Flux Adidas