I’m Sara, an Early Years Teacher from Oxford. I was born in Scotland, and have lived in a variety of places in England before settling in Oxford, which has now been my home for over 13 years. I studied Psychology at university, and shortly after completing my degree, I fell into a job working in a Pre-school with 2 to 5 year old children. Naturally, I fell in love with the job, which led me to train as an Early Years Teacher. I am currently working on a Paediatric ICU ward as a Ward Clerk.
Explaining the name of this blog:
I was once told that I have a calming presence, which at the time I thought was the nicest thing I had heard someone say about me. Since then, I’ve had a few more people mention how calming I am to have around, which I would never have thought of as a trait I had. I must say that I am definitely not as calm on the inside as I may appear on the outside! I guess my experiences have shaped the way I think, act and look, just like everyone else.
Talking about my experiences, I have strong feelings on racism, Islamophobia and feminism, which I may talk about in some posts. I am also very protective of children and would adopt all the vulnerable children in the world if I could! I am a dreamer and want to explore the world, help others and gain a range of experiences. There is so much more to me than the average Muslim woman, I’m just too caught up in the world inside my head to expose myself to others as the truly crazy person that I am.
If anyone is reading this, thank you and I hope you find something on this blog you can relate to. Please get in touch and share your story with me, I would love to hear from you.