Today I’m writing over at Communicating Across Boundaries. Marilyn Gardner graciously offered me a place at her blog to speak into the condition which plagues so many of us TCKs (Third Culture Kids): loneliness. Here’s what I say:
It is difficult for me to even form these words because it is a painful truth:perhaps there is no place we truly belong. Our complex backgrounds and intertwined cultural makeup creates a diversity too elaborate to contain in any one category. Our struggle to find belonging is destined to be a lifelong quest. Slowly, the hope grows dim of finding a place to feel at home.
Though I may have resigned myself to give up the search for the Holy Grail, I am starting to become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Please head over to read the entire post.