Majnooneh (adj) meaning to be crazy in arabic.
I am Sarah, an unappologetically unusual twenty first century writer and English language teacher from the north of England. I am passionate about people and their stories and I love exploring new places.
When I was eighteen years old, I went against my college teacher’s advice and took a short gap year in which I began volunteering in Jerusalem. Since then I have spent time learning Arabic and Hebrew and a few words of Kurdish, Turkish and Farsi. I have been blessed to have been able to visit some Middle Eastern countries and I have met the most inspirational people.
Why Majnooneh Life?
Over the past eight or nine years I have discovered that life is one crazy, unexpected adventure. If I had never chosen to study Middle Eastern languages at university, or if I had never travelled to Jerusalem to volunteer in 2012 my life would certainly be very different.
Throughout the past seven years I have experienced the warmth and hospitality of many new people of whom I am fortunate enough to call friends and family. I have learned the importance of living on a budget, taking risks and trying new things. I have watched people come and go and seen people change, as we all do and I have completely embarressed myself throughout my five year journey of learning languages.
For this reason ‘ Majnooneh Life’ is a platform for me to share stories, celebrate triumphs and mistakes and hopefully encourage and uplift readers by sharing about the people who have made the past seven years so wonderful.
Where are you travelling?
So far I have travelled to Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia and I am hoping to travel more in the future and use my language skills to share the stories of ordinary people who have made an extraordinary difference.
Thank you for joining me on this exciting adventure. I hope to hear from you all soon.
Quotes I love
Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?RUMI
If you think you have blown God’s plan for your life, rest in this. You, my friend are not that powerful.Lisa Bevere
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss