Introducing our Super Single Parent of the Month, Sumayya Thayath AKA Soopermommie!
Do join me as I welcome her here as she shares a story of massive level-up in the aftermath of the dissolution of her marriage.
Sumayya, along with her daughter, is the co-founder of WISH foundation which is an NGO initiative for women’s wellness and Success, and you can find her on Instagram under her handle, which has now become eponymous with Mental Health with a disarming twist, https://www.instagram.com/soopermommie_/
Our super Single Parents story highlights the importance of turning one’s childhood dream of becoming a doctor into a successful side hustle and adapting to a new life necessary to achieve different results.
Please, make way for our Queen, Sooper Sumayya!
Q1. What have you done in your life that would surprise the people closest to you?
Quitting my studies and getting married in 16.
Q2. What was your dream as a child? Did you fulfil it, either as a full-time profession, a side hustle, or a hobby?
To be a Doctor was my dream. I didn’t become one but yes, I became a proud mental health professional.
Q3. Who are your role models, and what are the qualities that they possess that makes you admire them? (This does not have to be a celebrity)
My Dad is my role model. His Integrity, Trustworthiness and fearlessness is what I aspire to achieve every single day
Q4. When was the last time you had a nice holiday all by yourself?
Today. On the 23rd of January 2021 🙂
Q5. What’s the one thing you’d like to do before you die?
I want to leave a mark in the society. I want to help people raise their standard of living by inspiring them to be better. I want them to say, because of you we didn’t give up.
Q6. In your opinion, is the environment or education more important when raising a child?
It is the environment.
Q7. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d buy/do?
There are some loans pending. I will pay it off first
Q8. Are you content by yourself?
Yes, I’m content by all means.
Q9. What advice would you give someone who is currently stuck in a toxic relationship?
I would ask them to come out, open their eyes and see the world and the opportunities around them to live a peaceful life.
Q10. Tell us 3 of your favorite movie, books or both
Films would be Hope springs, Chaotica Ana and Mamma Mia! and my favourite Books are Man’s search for meaning, Reasons to stay alive and Think and grow rich
Q11. Have you changed as a person since becoming a Single Parent, if yes, how?
Yes, I became more content by looking within and knowing that I’m enough
Q12. What are the qualities that you possess that you absolutely love?
My ability to accept people for what they are, my ability to display my vulnerability and my non-judgmental attitude.
Q13. How long is your longest friendship, and why do you think it has endured?
28 yrs, it is a friendship based on mutual trust, support and respect.
Q14. How have your notions of what it means to be a woman changed over your lifetime?
There was a time when I used to blame the victims. I used to feel as though it was women who had to be careful. Now I don’t. I know it is not the victim but the predator who is completely at fault.
Q15. What do you do on the days that you find it hard to love yourself?
Q16. How would you describe a perfect day?
A perfect day is a creative and productive day with smiles on other’s faces.
Q17. What advice would you give your younger self at 20?
Give priority to building a career.
Q18. Now that you are a change-maker, can you share with us a life-survival hack that you chanced upon that you think is pretty awesome!
Learn to say NO.
Q19. What would be your 3 tips to single parents on how to handle life
First of all, begin by believing in yourself, tell yourself that if he/she can do it, you can too!
Next, Learn from your mistakes and be ready to change if required. Stop expecting different results by repeating the same thing again and again.
Lastly, don’t hesitate to ask for help, the world is truly filled with good people.
Q20. What are your deal breakers in a friendship/relationship?
Breaking trust and lying.
Thank you, Sumayya for giving us your time and energy to doing this fun interview with us, we are sure that it will be a beacon of light to all the Single Parents passing by.