I like to live my life in the fast lane. Especially during my pre-hijab days. After wearing the hijab I inadvertently slowed down a little, started changing some of my ways and contemplating more on my actions. I became more spiritual and my love for Islam grew. I spent more time with Muslims and my view on Islam and Muslims widened. I spent more time with people of other faiths, cultures and backgrounds and my love for humanity grew. I have had good and bad experiences along the way and these experiences have shaped me. I am growing up. Becoming more comfortable in my skin. Moulding my personal and social environment. Finding and creating peace in my life.
What matters most is what we say to people in the conversations we have with them. Our presence in the lives of our loved ones. The lessons learnt from places we visit. The relationships we develop and the ones we end. The aspirations and inspirations we choose for ourselves. The time and effort we dedicate to be good and do good. The strength we harness in moments of adversity.
What matters most is how we live our lives everyday.
Written with love from Korea.