For as Long as I can Remember, It’s Been December

First things first, I would REALLY like the recipe for time. So if you’ve got that, contact me immediately 🙂
 I always thought I’d build a Mosque when I’m older, and travel around the world and teach villages, feed the hungry and help the orphans, write a book and change the world. The older I get, the more that seems like just a dream.
One of the challenges a lot of Social Workers face is lack of funds to make the changes that they’re intended to make. And that scares me because in order to really help people on a large scale, you’ve got to have money. Social Workers get paid wayy too little for the amount of work they do, and for the number of peoples’ lives they change.
That should be motivation enough for me to want to be the best student I can be, and work to my full potential so I can get a great job and make bankk. And it is important, but right now those words alone aren’t changing my study habits or the amount of effort I put in. And I’m going to regret it later. As much as I wish I wouldn’t, I keep cruising through school without trying my best. Lately I’ve been thinking about double majoring to gain more experience, but knowing that I would be in school longer is so unappealing to me. It’s sad, I know. It’s definitely still an option, though. I’ve only ever been motivated about non-academic things. BLEHHHH. I just want to get to my major-specific courses so I can learn something I’m interested in and find out what the heck I want to do. I hate not knowing. I thought I knew, but lately I just don’t know!

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Northern VA native, currently living in Dallas, TX. I love my husband, my family, and eating my food with lots of dipping sauces. I started Pinkgingerale in 2009 as a way of sharing my thoughts, photos, and life with people around the world. Today I continue with a vision of inspiring people through my life journey, and belonging to a community of story-tellers.

3 thoughts on “For as Long as I can Remember, It’s Been December”

  1. It is important to be reasonably secure financially and no one can fault you for thinking along those lines. A counseling psychologist PHD won't make much more either, and we spend time in school for around 6 years.
    However, it is important to know that there's a hadith that says that Prophet Muhammad pbuh said that you will never be poor if you keep giving your money to charity. I believe this are true words because I have seen their reality. You helping people is the greatest charity because you are directly helping God; iA you will never struggle for your needs with the money you will make. THink of it as a double blessing, sure you won't get as much money as a doctor.. but that means you will be less tempted by the material and can focus on what is needed. Often times, the richest of us are the most responsible for the community around us.. and unfortunately we don't see them living up. This is especially true amongst our desi/Muslim community. All I know is, striving in the way of God will never leave you broken and ruined.


  2. I know how you feel! I know what I need to do, and I also know that I can do better at alot of things. It is a struggle to keep a balanced life, and it is hard to figure out what should get more attention. I hope that your major courses intrigue you and lead you to what you want to do!


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