infinity

 At a George Washington University Muslim Student Association Eid party this Fall, we were asked to write our goal down on a chalkboard and take a picture with it. The sign behind me in the photos below reads “InshAllah in 10 Years I will be…”. For those of you who are unfamiliar, InshAllah means God willing. When I was growing up, I didn’t feel like I could dream this big… even now, I just don’t. I never saw hijabi role models in the media. Now that social media has become the most popular medium for sharing ideas, my eyes are opened to all of the different Muslim men and women working to make changes for our community and beyond. It’s fascinating to me that people have overcome so many insecurities about being minorities in the U.S. and have really embraced their differences and are working towards creating a better image of Muslims for all of us. So for this event, I wrote down a goal that I have no intention of obtaining, but it’s the first dream a lot of kids write down and it’s at the top of the totem pole. This was just to prove to myself that I can achieve my goals and I shouldn’t be afraid to aim high. I haven’t yet discovered my infinity but it’s the journey of a lifetime. This is such a little kid mentality but maybe we should strive to be more like kids; fearless and up for any challenge. Kids don’t see limits. So let’s be kids.

Needless to say, I’m a good time.
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pinkgingerale

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.

One thought on “infinity”

  1. I love this! and I'm proud of you for putting down President of the United States, it really does show that Muslims shouldn't hold themselves back in todays day and age. And kudos to gw for am awesome concept, I'd love to adapt it at Vcu. Lastly, your outfit is super cute and I miss seeing your face. Keep dreaming big!

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