I have been a Muslim for almost a year. I still have not told my family and I am afraid to tell them. I am a full time graduate student living away from my family in the states. I am slowly learning but my main concern is that I want to stay balanced. I have met many reverts who have in my opinion become extreme rejecting everything from their past and forgetting who they were. They went from being non muslim to becoming full on salafi. I know some who even picked up an arabic accent! I am afraid of ending up like that. I don't want to change my name and I don't want to forget who I am. I have found of group of Muslims from the Turkish gülen movement who are amazing. The movement attracts me because it is really tolerant and peaceful and also is modern. I want to stay with them but I want to be a good muslim and not forget who I am. Any ideas?