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Knowing that nothing comes true, or at least not often, I have a dream. It’s not one dream, but a number of wishes together and I confess to a bit of selfishness because this dream is for me and my family. My family is my world; it is my antidote to all my miseries, hardship, and pain.

But first, if a woman wants to achieve anything in life, she must have a high level of endurance. Whether with laughter or tears, she must pass many hurdles to achieve her dreams.

My professional dream is to become an expert social scientist. It will take time and the path is full of challenges, tears, and mental torture as well as achievements. I must face arguments and back biting trying to lead a group of people towards agreement in my job as a Gender Coordinator. But Insha’Allah I will pass over these hurdles and reach my goal.

But, if I achieve anything, it is for my family also. My dream is to be happy and contented in life. That means I should be a mother whom my children can be proud of. 

I dream that my husband will be with me all my life and as successful as he is now. I have a dream of a well-built, sweet house—where we can live happily without feeling shortcomings.

My Lord has provided me with opportunities to avail so that some of my dreams may start to come true in 2013.

This is the year to buy a house, Insha’allah. It is the year my daughter will start school. And this is the year to buy the good car that we have wished for. But the foremost and biggest dream I have is for my family and me to be good practicing and believing Muslims.

By Saifora 

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