Well, today I made a big step forward in my path towards Islam. As I know it is an important time of the Islamic calendar, I decided that today was going to be the day I wore the hijab.
I actually have a hijaab given to me by a friend but today was the first time I'd actually worn it in public, in front of friends and family.
All I can say is- what a liberating wonderful experience. I can honestly say for the first time in ages that I felt free to be myself, and not be judged or looked upon as an object.
Today was the first day I felt like people saw me for the true person I was and especially men, who were forced to address my face and not talk to my body.
But most of all I felt a certain holiness, purity, closeness to what I feel that Allah would want me to be.
Just thought I'd share!