Monday, January 4, 2010

2009-Adapting to change in lifestyle

2009 was a big year for me. I chose to don the tudung. A day before I wear tudung, I borrowed my MIL head scarf. The next day, I wear one to breakfast with my husband. The first word to pop out from my husband's mouth was 'ALHAMDULILLAH'. And my MIL said I looked nice. My first day with the head scarf atractted attention, but because of the positive responses from families and friends, I have never regreted my decision!

It was apparently not an impulsive one. I had been thinking about it for a few years. I told myself that the time would come when it would feel perfest to start using it. My lifestyle has changed very little since this transition. I still visit my hair saloon, and wear jeans and t-shirts. I wear the tudung and I treat it as a symbol of my identity.

I found it easy adapting to this life-changing transition. It's because I was ready. I am calmer now...