Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My PSF's made me do it!

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!


  1. Found you! Congrats on starting your blog!

    inky hugs-

  2. Thanks to Rebecca, I found you, too! I am looking forward to seeing the cards you post and all the other things you will share on your blog. Congrats for taking the plunge!

  3. Yay Sharon! Thanks for the explanation of what TCK is.

  4. Yea Sharon!!! WTG on starting your blog!!!

  5. I can't wait to meet you in April!! Great job on starting a blog! I'm enjoying mine!

  6. Congratulations on your blog. I was confused for a minute thinking that TCK meant "The Cherry Kid". hahaha

    Have fun in blog world.

  7. YAY Sharon!! THis is great! I look forward to visiting you more! (BTW - def not too late to send me mail!)

  8. Congrats on blogging, Sharon! Can't wait to see and read more!

  9. Looking forward to meeting you too! Great job on blogging!