My Identity Timeline


I'm Born

March 18,1999

I am born in the USA to Muslim parents. This contributes to my identity because if I wasn't born to them in the US, I would not be Muslim. I am proud of my Muslim and American identity.

My brother is born

May 7, 2002

My younger was born on this day. His name is Sulayman. I think having a younger sibling really changes your behavior wherever you are. Being an only child may sometimes makes you lonely. To get attention you may act out. Having a younger can change your behavior and identity

Go to CPSA

October 2003

I started going to CPSA in 2003. It has helped me build up my identity as a Muslim and make it even stronger. CPSA has also made me a better student. It really hepls build on to the base of religous and ethnic identity.

Trip to Kashmir

June 2006 - August 2006

This was the first trip(that I actually remember) to Kashmir, where my parents are from. I had a lot of fun and met many cousins. I explored the place and it felt like home. It contributed to my ethnic and linguistic identity. I learned about my culture and learned the language of Kashmiri

My First Bulls Game

January 2, 2007

This was the first time I had ever been to the United Center to watch the Chicago Bulls play. They were versing the Phoenix Suns. I had a great time. It was great experience and it helped me start a base for my sports identity. Ever since then, I love sports and my favorite one is basketball. Sports is another way to represent me. It's apart of me.

Trip to Florida

December 22, 2009 - January 3, 2010

This the first time my family and I went to Florida. I liked it a lot because we drove there. It was a great bonding experience for our family . It helped build my identity as a person who loves his family.

Graduated to Middle School

June 2010

This was an important moment in my life. I remember how I was just in preschool and just like that I was graduating to 6th grade. It reminded me of how time flies so fast. I need to make the most of it. It shows a part a of my identity: an opportunist. I take whatever I can in the time I'm given.

I move to a new house

September 18, 2011

This meant a lot to me. I had lived in my other house since I was 4 years old. I grew up there. I really miss it but at the same time I'm happy we moved. I like my new house better than my other house. It helped me learn to move on from the past and accept that things change.