“I don’t rush myself in anything; the more gentle I am, the more things rhyme”
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I am Farah Khajah, Kuwaiti by nationality, universal by heart. I am an artist and a jewelry designer. I love travelling, experiencing different cultures and meeting new and interesting people.
Tell us about your education.
I consider myself a self- taught artist. I also earned my accounting diploma when I was 20 years old.
Tell us about your career journey.
I started working in DAI (Dar Al-Athar Al-Islammiyyah) ten years ago. That was the perfect gate for me to learn more about different forms of art, which was always my passion; discovering, learning, creating, knowing – and knowing that I still don’t know! I have met so many great artists. I had my first photography exhibition when I was 21 with Dr. Yvonne Wakefield, who I met through my job. It was a collaboration between my lens and her brush.
I am currently working as an event planner and organizer. I do feel thankful and blessed to be a member of the DAI family .
How do you manage your time? Describe your average day.
I stopped wearing a watch! I live in the now, the moment, which is all that matters. In my average day I make sure I get at least one fruitful thing done. It’s important to enjoy everything and to make someone happy – the more the merrier, of course. I don’t rush myself in anything; the more gentle I am, the more things rhyme.
What is your biggest strength?
”اليقين ” Believing that the best is always yet to come, no matter what.
Do you have any weaknesses?
I used to trust people’s words easily until I learned that actions speak louder!
Have you made any mistakes that have made you stronger?
Yes, for sure! I have made mistakes and I don’t regret any of them. My mistakes are the things that have sculpted my character. Each mistake is an experience that will make you see beyond the wrong and right. Each mistake is a lesson and a blessing.
What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced during your career?
I’m not always an early bird, but I can be a creative night owl!
How do you stay motivated during challenging times?
Remembering the fruitful taste of success!
What do you do to relax?
Listen to good music and take some time away from the social media channels – which I’m doing right now. It’s been a month already since I used my personal channels. It feels so liberating!
What has been your proudest moment so far?
Officially launching my jewelry line ‘Kalim’.
What is your biggest fear?
What is your favourite quote?
Name one item in life you can’t do without?
My morning coffee.
Best advice you have ever taken.
“كن” – Just be.
Share three books on your nightstand.
” أهل الطريق ”
A translated book For Osho.
رباعيات مولانا جلال الدين الرومي””
A translated book for Mawlana Jalal Aldeen Alrumi.
” كل الأشياء ”
A novel by Kuwaiti writer and novelist, Bothayna Al-eissa, that I have just finished. I loved it!
In your opinion, what are the three keys to success?
Passion – Belief – Focus!
What is next for you? What would you still like to achieve?
To make the next chapter the best chapter in my life. An undiscovered world is waiting for me.
What advice would you give to young women starting out in their career?
You can do it, and you can do it better if you believe in the power of women. Nobody will give it to you, you just have to take it.
How does it feel to be a CP Woman of Substance?
I’m happy and proud – as simple as that.
Your message for the team at CP magazine:
Keep up the great work and thank you for celebrating and empowering women always!