Where is home? Is there a more predictable or more fundamental, a more maddening and exhilarating question for TCKs and the adults we become? Reams have been written about this conundrum. Perhaps ours is an impossible search, doomed from the start, because the question is too narrow to encompass the richness of our lives. Or perhaps it … More Where is Home? That Is The Question, and It’s a Soulful One.
Who are Adult Third Culture Kids? We are the adults who used to be TCKs, adults whose entire lives have been informed by the effects of having lived as children or teenagers in more than one country, straddling cultures, at home in all and in none, the geography of our lives creating our own unique, … More Who are Adult Third Culture Kids?
Welcome to my blog. Presumably you are visiting with me because you are or were a Third Culture Kid, or because you are the parent of a TCK, or maybe because you’re a shrink or a social or cultural anthropologist seeking to understand. Whoever you are, I’d appreciate your letting me know through a comment … More Welcome
I know from hard experience that having friends nearby is the most important consideration in where to move next, but none of my friends lives in a place I like or can see myself being happy. So I’ve always seen it as a choice between being near friends and being in a place that resonates, where I feel some sense of belonging. … More A Post from Provence: Might This Be Home? – Part 1
The people we left behind were witnesses, and when we moved on we lost connection not just to them but to our past and, inevitably, ourselves. We remember in a vacuum, with no peers to provide perspective, to compare memories with, or to laugh or cry with. … More The Lifeline of Shared Experience
Our experience of wherever we are, and the process of getting there, is resonant with memory. We experience travel through the prism of our formative years and the formation of our most fundamental values outside our parents’ cultures. It is this that makes ATCKs, when we are on the road, travelers not just through space but through time. It is this that makes our way of moving through the world unique. … More Should I Stay? Or Should I Go? Of Course, But Where, and What Am I Really Looking For?