Jennifer is an English as a second language teacher from New Berlin, New York. She worked in The Middle East, teaching at various international schools for 13 years. In Qatar, she was also an educational presenter for the United States Embassy.
While in Kuwait, Jennifer presented workshops for the NESA educational organization in Thailand and Greece.
This year, Jennifer was published on Dr. Susan Jeffers’ website as she shared her own “Feel the Fear and do it Anyway” story about her 13 years abroad. Currently, she is speaking about her "Maktub" journey on radio and podcast shows nationwide and internationally.
In her new memoir, Maktube: It is Written, Jennifer shares her story of leaving home to find herself, spending 13 years in the Middle East, meeting the man she would marry, surviving a 500 mph tsunami, and living as an ex-pat.
As listeners engage with Jennifer’s story of paying attention to her inner voice, they will likely think about the messages they need to tune into in their own lives on their own heroic journeys. And just maybe, leap into their next greatest adventure.
When Your Inner Voice or “inner ding” calls, will you listen? And see it for the beautiful possibility it is? Is it your personal "Maktub"?
Jennifer has now settled back in upstate New York, working both as a writer and teacher.
When Your Maktub Calls Will, You Listen? Will you take the leap thinking it may be your life purpose?
When her sister suggested she join her in Kuwait to teach English as a second language Jennifer Benson made the move, despite feeling vulnerable and unsure. In her new memoir, I Survived a Tsunami and So Can You, Jennifer shares her story of leaving home to find herself, spending 13 years in the Middle East, meeting the man she would marry, surviving a tsunami and living as an ex-pat.
By following her journey, readers will be inspired by her yearning for something better and her tenacious desire to find a place of authenticity and empowerment.
But what heartbreaking decisions would she need to make to get there? Would she leave behind her family, her partner of ten years, and her career?
As readers engage with Jennifer’s story of paying attention to her inner voice, they will likely think about the messages they need to tune into in their own lives on their own heroic journeys. And just maybe, take the risk or the leap into their next, best greatest adventure. They too will find their own Maktub in life.