About the Author:
Hi there, my name is Harmony! My mother is an American raised in New Jersey. My father is a Greek, born in Egypt and raised in Quebec, Canada. I was born in Thailand and lived there until I was 8 years old before moving to America for the first time in my life. In 2014, I had the amazing opportunity to return to Thailand (and live there for 1 year!) for the first time since I was 8. I learned a lot from that experience and am excited to share stories about that amazing time back “home”. For the first half of my life, I have wondered where my home truly is. Now, I KNOW where it is. I am a Third Culture Kid.
About this blog:
I originally started this blog a few years ago for the purpose of helping others to understand what Third Culture Kids are. It transformed a little while later into the start of a travel and ministry blog as I moved to Thailand to serve missionary kids there for 1 year. Due to technical difficulties, that was short-lived.
NOW, I have returned with exciting news that I have been accepted as a full time TCK Advocate for OMF (U.S.)…a missionary organization who is bringing the hope of the gospel to Billions in East and Southeast Asia. I would love for you to join me in this ministry as I seek to further understand the Third Culture experience, especially among missionary kids.
This blog is a report of my journey into this ministry, my reflections, my discoveries, and my search for deeper understanding. My desire is to make others more aware of the unique experiences of the TCK and hear more from my readers about their own experiences, understanding, and thoughts on the lives of TCKs. Though the TCK experience has unique qualities, you may discover that there are times when you can relate. Hope you enjoy!
About Third Culture Kids:
A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a kid that has spent a significant amount of time in a culture different than his or her parents’ culture. TCKs often include military kids, missionary kids, and children of those who travel for business. Because of the great deal of dramatic changes throughout the TCK’s life, the TCK often faces challenges that most people who grow up within a monocultural environment do not face. Though I am a TCK myself, there is still so much to learn about what these challenges are. I want to learn about the blessings and curses of growing up among worlds… of that unusual TCK experience of feeling like an alien at “home”.
If you ever want to get in contact with me (questions, concerns, interests, friendly hello’s, or other comments) without making a public comment on this blog, you can email me at US.TCK.Advocate@omfmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!