Heading back to NotOnlyIstanbul

Surprise unleashed: for some of you this may not come as a huge shock - but yes, I am heading back to my backyard!

First off, I have a long spill ahead so my prior apologies. Secondly, this jumble screen print you see above is the sole reason I am returning to Istanbul. They are the masterminds behind notonlyistanbul.com, a too-cool-for-school, completely innovative video guide to urban living and breathing in Istanbul. From the people, for the people and those Istanbul lovers abroad. Cue Yeliz ;)

About mid-March this year, after my return I become obsessed with the content of this site, it became my screen homepage and my constant connection to the city I fell back in love with over the new year. Their vision was so true to my editorial preferences and passions. It was like I was seeing refelctions of my imagination. My fave video at the time was this trip-around-istanbul-interview with Elle Turkey fashion editor, Seda Yilmaz!

I wasn't in the best head-space after my return, but it was after I read an article in a Turkish newspaper about the two lovely-lady founders of this website that I figured I had nothing to lose but let them know I loved, believed and wanted to be part of their work.
Since then I have been corresponding and maintaining the site's social media platforms and all the photographs we have sent in from locals following our daily themes.

It has been a struggle-and-a-half, the time difference, crazy circumstances, late nights, exams, uni, and lately no internet and finally now, no macbook - yes, that baby broke last Thursday night, I'm so technology-vain but I feel like i've lost a sibling. All my work was about this laptop. Please pray that Mr Mac's memory can be recovered, I've had family on the data-recovery case since the accident.

But to end this note, I feel sick with anticipation over the unexpected future, I am so freaking blessed and the feeling is nerve-pinching too-damn-good-to-be-true. I want to slap my self. And I have been, and will continue so until I rediscover the truth about what I'm really planning to do with my life. This somehow seems like the right place to start.

So it all starts Saturday. Yes - I fly out this Saturday, and for three months. 
Bless all your little socks for your sweet comments and support!
I'm hoping I can update on here as much as possible, can't wait to share my crazy obsession with you all once again!


ps. Follow what I'm getting up to on the site - in both English & Turkish - through notonly's twitter & facebook pages :))


Jane said...

This is amazing! I'm really looking forward to reading your posts from there. I've never been to Istanbul but I hope to visit one day. Good luck!

kathy said...

Wow you lucky ducky!
Haha finally your news is revealed :D
This is such an amazing opportunity and you are going to have the best time :)
You better update often or I will fly over there and force you to hehe

Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

I am really SO SO proud of you!
More than words can ever describe!
Your drive, passion, and enthuasiam are going to get you very far in life, and help you achieve your wildest dreams!! It seems like it already is getting you where you need to be! I wish you the best of luck with everything!!
I can't wait to see what comes of your hard work and dedication!! Have the time of your life :)

Your friend over @FFF

Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

oops enthusiasm** haha I was so excited it effected my grammar when typing :P

Mery Arbi said...

that's quite interesting!!!!


Diana said...

YAY that´s awesome! Go get ´em tiger ;)

LUAR said...

Amazing news! Congratulations and I hope you have a beautiful 3 months. Don't forget to update your blog :) So very happy for your lovely xx

melissa said...

Yeliz!!!!! I am so very happy for you girl, follow your dreams, be bold and you will accomplish whatever youo set your creative and passionate mind to. I am very proud of you for believing in yourself and making the first move. Change is good!! xx

Jacquii Lie said...

omg this is the best news!! congrats honey, I hope you have the best time!! What a fab opportunity. Can't wait to see all the updates xx

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Fashionmania said...

That sounds like an absolute dream job. It's fashion, food, shopping, bazaars, it's Istanbul! Have a fabulous time! Don't forget to blog once in awhile :) That video is eye tearingly beautiful. She's very passionate.

jessica konstantinos said...

wow congratulations! best of luck with it!!!


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Meet Me On The Streets said...

Where have you beeeeeeen

Carissa Inez said...

your so lucky to be istanbul it has always been my dream to be there


Jodhpur pants said...

I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back from now on. I want to encourage that you continue your great job, have a nice day!