Greetings from a newbie in Florida

Posted: 1st January 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Hi All!

I’m new to this website, I joined about 2 weeks ago. It’s so terrific that I’ve finally discovered what being a TCK is all about- at 41 years old! haha.

I live in Florida, USA, for right now, but have lived in 7 countries before the age of 18, and have traveled to 22 more since then. (Yes, I like to travel I guess…) The Florida group on is trying to arrange a meetup, so I wanted to make a post to all of us to let anyone know that lives here to take a look. It would be great to meet others like us.

I love reading everyone’s blogs. We have so much in common. It’s reassuring to know we have a “safe place” to share.

I also belong to the Third Culture Kids Everywhere Facebook page-it’s pretty active lately. There is also a Facebook TCK Florida page, but it’s not as active. Take a look =)

Wishing everyone a happy new year!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ah, repatriation 🙁 . For me, the worst part of traveling, last year when I came back from Europe to Vancouver Canada I was homeless on arrival with no supports, just a shelter bed and waiting for govt welfare check, no community, and being beaten and assaulted in the shelters, and people in the health care system not caring. It took me a year and a half, filled with traveling across Canada, spending time in shelters, and finally finding stable safe shelter and doing research and coming up with a plan to pay off debts and get back to Europe, which in retrospect I should’ve started a while ago but didn’t due to me having to look after my basic needs. This time around it’s different, once I pay off my debts in 6 months I can travel regularly, starting with Switzerland in August and September, and then the Caribbean in winter.

    It took me a total of a year and a half to really get over the feelings of shock and hate about what I saw in this country when I came back and focus on a plan moving forward. The hockey riots in Vancouver (people defecating in the streets and no one caring, mass hysteria), the way I’ve been treated by others when on public transit and on the streets, the conditions in the shelters, being homeless across Canada on and off for 8 years, and the total lack of community and support coming back from Israel and Europe led me to focus entirely on leaving ASAP, back to Europe where I feel at home and long-term traveling (I love traveling a lot, being on a plane feels like home).