Yomna

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Hi there – asalam allaykum! My name is Yomna and I have my bachelor’s in Communications and Media Studies.  I am originally from Egypt, I was born there but I came to the U.S when I was 3 months old. I get a lot of feedback from my social circle saying that I’m always bubbly, happy and positive and honestly that’s more than what I can ask for. I’ve been through a lot of experiences that have helped shape me into the person that I am today and I’m grateful for it all, good and bad, alhamdulillah. I’ve also learned to be ok with it, to be content with everything that has happened throughout my life. I know that’s very easy to say, but it took a lot of self discipline to learn how to say it with ease.

I’ve been through a lot of experiences that have helped shape me into the person that I am today and I’m grateful for it all, good and bad, alhamdulillah.

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If I have to look back, I would say my mother is my biggest inspiration. She didn’t work, she was a housewife and raised 3 children in a foreign country that is not her home. She came to this country when I was 3 months old and she didn’t know anyone or was able to speak the language. She endured so much to raise her 3 children, and she sacrificed everything and everyone just to make sure that her 3 children were given the best life that they can have. I started working at 18 years and both my mother and father didn’t hold me back – in fact, my mother is the one who starting pushing me to start working because she knew that she didn’t want her daughters to become dependent on anyone to (financially) support them. I am so grateful for that because I feel like it really shaped who I am today.

My mother is the one who starting pushing me to start working because she knew that she didn’t want her daughters to become dependent on anyone to (financially) support them.

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Prior to my junior year of college, I was actually a pretty stuck up person because I was a perfectionist in everything I did. A couple of bad events and wrong decision making actually threw me in a deep depression and during my end of sophomore/beginning of junior year, I was at  rock bottom. I thought I had failed and my future looked bleak and unpromising.

A couple of bad events and wrong decision making actually threw me in a deep depression and during my end of sophomore/beginning of junior year, I was at  rock bottom.

However, I remember one night, I prayed to Allah so much, just to give me a sign that everything was going to be ok. SubhanAllah, the very next morning, I woke up and I was so content with everything. I was ok with everything that had happened to me at that point and I was ok with everything to come, because somehow I knew that Allah knew exactly what I needed at that point. Later on, once everything had passed, I realized that all the bad things and wrong decisions that I did early in my college years were to humble me – Allah knew at that point that I needed to improve as a person, not improve in my career or ambitions.

So my advice for other women who are going through something in their life that’s either good or bad – it will pass. It will be ok. The day will come when you’ll be able to look back at that one experience and be grateful that it happened to you, because the answer may not be clear now but trust me when I say Allah knows best.

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