Living Outside The Lines

Lamees Shousha

Hello! My name is Lamees Shousha and I’m a 25-year-old young lady from Egypt. I graduated Pharmacy and I’m currently getting my Masters degree in Business Administration. I’m also juggling two jobs; one as a Business teacher assistant and the other working in Social media. I’m working on three side projects alongside my blog. Basically, I’m a multi-passionate human being who does things her way, sees life differently and definitely acts upon it. If you know me, you will know I express myself best with GIFs, and that I’m a huge animal lover. I don’t fit in a box.

You don’t fit in a box either — so follow your own path.
I was very eager to start the process after I graduated, I could not wait till the minute I made it out of University and now to the big world. I started the process on my own terms so I took a gap year after graduating even though it was against everything my parents and my friends thought should happen, but I did what was best for ME. From there the journey to self-care and self-love happened, where I started discovering myself, losing weight and making necessary changes to my life. I put myself first and the process just revealed itself. You will always be judged so don’t settle and do things how you want it to be. If you don’t fit in a box then you just don’t and that’s okay.

Believe in yourself first.
I can win the lottery by the number of times people doubted me! I was doubted by almost everyone in my life, from family to teachers to friends but then I knew that those who did not understand or those who are not me will not get it and that’s okay. What’s most important is that I believed in me, even when the rest of the world didn’t. It wasn’t the best feeling in the world, that’s for sure, but I acknowledged that people don’t have that much faith in the world nor the ideas of others. Only a very small amount believe and those are the ones who will not lock their dreams in their sock drawer, but will conquer them.

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Remind yourself to speak up.
Yes, speak up! The world is changing every day and you are too and that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to live or do what you want. In the end, it’s how you spend your years that counts, not what holds you back. Enough with the expectations of others that you have to live up to. Choose yourself and be true to yourself. You are stronger than you think you are.

Find what sets your soul on fire.
Each one of us has the right to pursue her dreams. Honor them. Make them true. Don’t hold yourself back for others or set yourself on fire to keep others warm. If you can’t find someone that believes in your message, believe in yourself and bring yourself to that finish line. You owe yourself the life you always dreamt of and because you dreamt of it then you are capable of achieving it.

Confidence is built.
I would always crawl back to a safe zone and just avoid dealing with things because I was not confident enough. However, it started with a fake it till you make it attitude until I became confident enough in myself. Now, I am someone who is not afraid to speak up. Always be a voice, not an echo.

Fight your demons.
I fell a million times but got back up every time stronger than before. I faced things that challenged me physically, emotionally and psychologically. I chose to beat them and make it to the other side. That time tested my faith, my strength and questioned everything I ever knew about life. I made it through and it shaped me into the woman I am today.

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Be motivated by your own actions.
Motivation for me is waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night knowing that I did the best I can do. That I did something that day that moved the needle closer to my dreams. I am actually motivated by my future kids who will one day know about all the ups and downs that I went through to pursue life on my own terms. And hopefully, inspire them to do the same. I know I am making a difference, one small act after another.

You have to move forward.
I always ask myself; what do you need today and what will help you get closer to your dreams?
This helps me get clear about my goals and what would make me feel better. I always try to keep myself in check with what’s happening around me and how it is affecting me. I try to always be aware and make positive choices in life that will help me move forward. As that’s the only way to go.

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Lamees Shousha

Lamees Shousha is a Pharmacist, blogger, teacher, event planner and a life coach to be, a food lover and a pepperazzi, fashion enthusiast and a budget traveller. One day she will conquer the world on her own terms. Always trying to be a better version of herself.

​Basically she’s a multipotentialite.

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