Ok, I really have no idea exactly what I am doing here, but I kind of like the idea of having a place to share my thoughts! Bear with me as I look around my new "place".
I am a Third Culture Kid. I first heard that term while reading a book called "Letters Never Sent" by Ruth E. Van Reken. She was a Missionary Kid, like I was. I actually went to school with one of her sisters. She defined it in her book as "an individual who, having spent a significant part of the developmental years in a culture other than the parents' culture, develops a sense of relationship to all of the cultures while not having full ownership in any. Elements from each culture are incorporated into the life experience, but the sense of belonging is in relationship to to others of similar experience."
This kind of experience can either make or break a person. It bent me, but I'm so glad that it didn't break me. I think I am a stronger, more compassionate person because of it.
I have made some awesome friends in my life--currently some of my best friends are ladies that I have never met in real life! We love to stamp, shop, eat, drink, laugh and cry, share our hearts and do just about anything else friends do--all online! I am looking forward to meeting some of them next month at the "PSF Palooza".
Once I figure out how, I will share some cards and pictures!