The following post was written by Meditating Muslima. I have never posted a reblog from someone else’s blog, but I felt this was meant to be. Part of the theme for this month on my blog is “the time is now”. So not only was this story appropriate, but wonderfully written and courageous. For 2013 the time is now, to be whoever you choose to be. I thank Meditating Muslima for this wonderful post and hope you all enjoy.

Meditations of a Muslimah

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I have been Muslim for about two and a half years now. About 6 months after that, I began dressing more modestly, wearing long sleeves, looser fitting clothes, etc. I knew then that I would eventually want to/ need to wear a hijab, but wasn’t ready for that. I’ve been seriously considering wearing a hijab for the past year, but have always been able to come up with great excuses why not to.

My first excuse was that I was working as a social worker, and I was afraid that me suddenly wearing a hijab would distract from my work with my clients– that they would focus on me, and have questions, etc. In social work education, we learn the importance of not allowing ourselves to be the focus or the topic of conversation, to stay professional and hold professional boundaries, not discussing our personal life. Of course, such a…

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