How Does Your Culture Affect Your Islam?

Culturally, how does your heritage affect your day to day life or outlook?

My upbringing in America gives me a different perspective, and combining the two sides of my life is pretty awesome.  

One aspect that being a convert brings to my life is excitement about Islam.  

I am excited every time I pray. I am excited every time I enter the mosque.  

My excitement never fades, and that is a tremendous Mercy from Allah.