Leaving Narnia…My MK World

Something about transitions always brings on an identity crisis. Who am I? Where am I from? And where do I belong? You see, I’m a senior this year. I just started my last year of high school. Another huge transition is looming. Part of me is ready to become independent. I’m excited. I’m eager for…

For the TCK Who Has Ever Struggled to Fit In

So excited to share my most recent article “For the TCK Who Has Ever Struggled to Fit in” which was just published on UYD Media! A confession… I just realized I have a completely screwed perspective on what it means to fit in as a Third Culture Kid. You see, I’m a TCK who likes logic. I…

FIGT: The Impact of Vulnerability on Relationships

(Part 2) During the Families in Global Transition Conference (see my previous article ‘FIGT (Part 1)’ to read more about it here), I attended Chris O’Shaughnessy’s session, “Changing our Concept of Home to Find Hope.” Ready to cover his session as a Writer in Residence, I sat down among the audience with my laptop. I was…

FIGT: Connections and Takeaways

(Part 1) March 6-8, I attended the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference in Washington DC as a Writer in Residence. As one of the four writing scholars for FIGT, our task was to interview two expat experts, cover the FIGT sessions, and then write articles about each presentation. (This writing residency was founded last…

Dinner with Third Culture Kids

Most of my best friends are third culture kids. Our homes are located countries apart and our every-day lives are drastically different. We see each other once a year at best, and we hug each other goodbye without any certainty of another connection. But despite these challenges, we consider each other best friends.