Reflections

Bragging vs. Sharing

One common frustration that TCKs have when they talk to other non-TCKs: being accused of bragging when they talk about their experiences abroad.  After spending my early childhood in Thailand, I craved opportunities to talk to my friends in the States about the country that I had called home.  I wanted to make observations and… Continue reading Bragging vs. Sharing

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Reflections

6 TCK Movies that happen to be my favorites

Last week we looked at some Kids movies that Third Culture Kids (TCKs) can relate to.  This week, have a look at 6 of MY favorite "Grown-Up" movies which I think TCKs will be able to relate well with.  Check them out! Note: Third Culture Kids is a term that describes those individuals that spend… Continue reading 6 TCK Movies that happen to be my favorites

Reflections

Mistakes of an Overconfident Traveler

When I tell you this story, you're probably going to think, "I would NEVER do that!".  I would have said the same thing.  The problem is, when you're feeling a little too excited, you become a little too confident.  And when you are too confident, it becomes a whole lot easier than you think to make some bad decisions...

Reflections

Risky-Business

I hang on tight to the colorful hand grips that are screwed into the wall, questioning myself for a 10th time since I started this climb whether I attached my harness correctly.  Did I secure the clippy-Carry-bean-whatever?  Is my harness tight enough?  I hope this auto-belay is working right.    The funny thing about indoor rock… Continue reading Risky-Business

Reflections

Choosing to Care

Commitment issues... I usually nod sympathetically when someone tell me about difficult breakups due to the other person having commitment issues.  What I don't tell them is that, even though I feel terrible about a friend being hurt by a broken relationship, I tend to identify more to the un-committed (You can read a bit about this… Continue reading Choosing to Care