There are things outside of me that describe me–I’m a wife, mother and grandmother, for instance. I have two cats and I love to read, write, garden and learn languages. And there are things inside me that describe me–I’m an introvert with strong leanings toward the spiritual and intellectual, I’m a Pisces, I was born in the Year of the Dragon, and I have mental issues. Like most people, I am a mixture of opposites: I’m easy-going but prone to anxiety. I’m a pessimist with a strong faith in God. I hate to argue but love to debate. I’m a feminist and a Muslim. I’m a homebody who loves to travel. I’m open-minded but have strong opinions. I have low self-esteem, but believe in my God-given talents. I’m in my fifties, but I’m still growing up. I want my epitaph to read: She considered it a privilege to be here.