Sheriff Ahmed


Retirement offers a new lifestyle, daily schedule, and rhythm of activities. After two years, I find that I don’t just look, I see more things. I don’t just hear, I listen to more details. I’m discovering new plants, smelling new flowers, trying new recipes, and developing new friendships.

These things were not absent earlier; instead, I was absent. The pursuit of livelihood and raising family demanded much more time and effort. But now, my newfound time allows me to see, listen, observe and learn. And continue to grow in the process.

Sheriff Ahmed is a 35-year resident of Savage who contributes to Community Voices.