Tag: MK

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When You’re More Comfortable in an Airport Than in Your Home Country

I took my first solo international trip just a few weeks after turning seventeen. I’d had traveling companions on the trip from Bangkok to Nashville: my grandmother and two of her friends who’d come to visit us for a few weeks in Thailand. I was returning to the States to attend something called Nazarene Youth …

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Remnant

I called it a gazebo, but it was really more of a covered porch enclosed on two sides by fancy wooden lattice railing painted off-white. The floor wasn’t the grainy wood slabs or the rough concrete of American porches; it was covered in what looked like peel-and-stick vinyl flooring designed to look like brown bricks. …

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Find Your True Self and Don’t Be Afraid to Be It: A Podcast

I am so excited to share that I’ve been interviewed for another Podcast! (If you missed my first one on Eastern Orthodoxy, go here.) I found Tayo Rockson through Twitter. He is a third culture kid, digital marketing expert, and entrepreneur. Tayo has actually “introduced” me to several other TCKs on Twitter. It’s so fun …

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Letter to My 16-Year Old Self in Bangkok, Thailand

Dear Karissa, You are right to be happy. You are happy because you are home. Yes, you are a third culture kid, and you will always know that. But you have found belonging. Freedom. Awe. Friendship. You have friends at school and friends at church and friends at home. You have a caring family. Everywhere …

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