I would like to brag for a second by saying that I just conducted my first-ever interview for TCK research, and it was awesome!! Actually, the awesomeness had absolutely nothing to do with me and everything to do with what I heard from the young TCK I was interviewing. I can’t give you any details at the moment, but I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was relaxing to sit back and listen to the reflections of this TCK and continually think, “Yeah! I understand that!” or “Wow! That’s something I’ve never thought of before!”.
I am becoming more confident that I can actually do this thing called research. Because even if my interviewing skills are imperfect, the stories I hear will always be fascinating to me! And every story told stirs up ideas in my head of how I can actually make a difference in this field. I am already starting to see patterns between the TCKs I meet, and I can’t wait to apply those patterns to possible programs to help TCKs in transition. I know, that won’t be for a VERY long time, but it’s something I’m looking forward to.
I have about 5 more interviews to conduct before I can piece together the data.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to keep up the work in my last semester of college. I can’t believe I’m graduating in 2 months. What’s even wilder is that I’m moving to Thailand only a month after graduation! As I may have mentioned before, this will be my first time in 15 years returning to Thailand, the country I was born in and lived for 8 years. I don’t expect to recognize it or form an immediate bond with the place. I know it’s different there now than when i was a kid, but I’m still excited to see the place again!
To prepare for Thailand, I am going around to friends and family to tell them about the ministry (serving Missionary kids at a boarding school for 1 year). I am trying to raise awareness and support, though it’s harder than I thought, so please keep me in your prayers as I try to get through the next few months.
I’ll keep you updated as to the data I get from the interviews.
Here are my goals for future posts:
- introduce you to some TCKs and their stories
- Keep you updated as to the research I find
- Explore the stories of fictional TCKs seen in movies or books
- Share more stories about growing up as a TCK
- Keep you updated as to my preparations for Thailand
Guess that’s all for now
Thanks for visiting!