A Bit More About Me

Inshallah you’re all doing well! I just wanted to create this post to help you guys know a bit more about me and hopefully this will help you understand where I’m coming from, or my perspective, when you read some of my future posts!
I was born and raised in California. My parents are originally from Afghanistan and they immigrated to this beautiful country almost thirty years ago.
I live at home with my parents and two younger brothers. I am very blessed to have two very kind and supportive parents. Also, Alhamdulillah I have been blessed with a kind extended family as well that all love me despite all of my imperfections.
I was actually born with a rare disability called möbius (moebius) syndrome. Without going into too much detail this condition causes many people, including myself, to have difficulty making facial expressions and moving their eyes. 
The way that this disability has impacted my life the most is that it has severely affected my speech. Basically, it is very difficult for others to understand me when I speak. In fact, this is why I’m so passionate about blogging. I truly feel that I can best express myself through my writing and I hope that I can positively impact the lives of others through this blog 🙂
I wasn’t always such a great student. I remember throughout most of junior high I had mediocre grades. However, it was during my eighth grade year that I was blessed with a wonderful teacher and she really encouraged me to try my best. I started working really hard and luckily it really paid off because my grades started improving. 
Of course, throughout my whole educational experience my parents have always been there and supported me whenever I needed help. My father would always help me with math which I struggled with and my mom would help me make all of my school projects look beautiful and very presentable. 
I continued this trend of working very hard and earning high grades throughout high school. However, I really wanted to save money and ease my way into college so I attended community college first and then I transferred to a four year university (UC Irvine!) Overall, I do not regret my decision of going to community college first because it really did prepare me for the rigorous curriculum of a top notch public university such as UC Irvine!
A fun fact is that while applying to transfer to a four year university one of the colleges that I applied to was UC Berkeley and to my very pleasant surprise I was actually accepted! I will definitely write more about why I chose UC Irvine instead (a decision that I definitely do not regret and one that I’m happy I made) 
I am honestly so honored to have been accepted as a transfer student to Berkeley which is one of the top public universities in the United States.

Trust me, contrary to what my loving parents think I am not a genius 🙂 I am a firm believer that with hard work and dedication anyone can become a successful student and I hope to share some of my personal tips with you guys in the future! I hope that you will continue to join me and support me on my blogging journey! 

2 thoughts on “A Bit More About Me”

  1. Masha Allah. I found your blog through your comment on a PM post about gossip. You are really smart. May Allah shower you with his mercy and blessings. I am currently an economic student. The exam is just around the corner and I have not prepared yet. I procrastinate a lot in my life. I should have masters by name or suucceeded in business that I yet to start. All you have being doing from chollege to college course to course. Dropped-out and then went back. Purposeless. At least you should thank Allah that you have purpose and meaning in your life. Physical illness is not that big compared to a life filled with lack of purpose and success. And I read dozens of procrastination-related articles on the internet. Even withought searching from google, my eyes fall on them in my fav sites before I read other new articles. Just this week I read two articles about beating procrastination on todoist blog and entrepreneur. But I took no action. Or I take the first steps and I am back to square one. I will read your post on student success at the top of your blog. I hope this time will be different. Pray for me please in one of the accepted dua times that Allah give me the energy and strengh to do good and excel in life. Similarly I will in sha Allah remember you in my dua that Allah heal you, bless you with more success and happiness. Ameen.

    Your Brother,
    Said

  2. First of all thank you so much for your kind words! I will definitely keep you in my duas as well.

    Thank you for sharing your struggles with me. I completely understand what you are going through. But please don't be too hard on yourself. The fact that you are currently in college is a great accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. I know many people who dropped out of college and never went back.

    I believe that everything happens for a reason. Always continue to put your trust in Allah and try your best. All you can do is work hard and try your best. After you have done your part leave the rest to Allah (swt). Remember that as Muslims we all have meaning and purpose in our lives and that is to please Allah (swt).

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