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Life is full of fear. So many new things to try and do and it can be overwhelming with how much you don’t know or haven’t tried yet.
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I know for me, I have often put a wall up and pretended like I had it all together. The fact is though that behind that wall, I was deathly afraid of failure. Any kind, even to the point of looking bad while playing a fun game I had never played. Yeah. That bad.
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Beyond that though, I have struggled with anxiety and depression. Am I saying those define me? NO. What I am saying is that I let the fear of failing keep me blocked from everyone else. I didn’t share.
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Vulnerability has power though. We crave it in others; so why don’t we do it ourselves?
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I’m talking about this whole topic over on the podcast today. You can check it out @AbandoningAverage and don’t forget to leave a review! Much love ❤️


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Spilled by @hausoftiffany: This post is for all the people who have told me Asian women are submissive. All the men who have insulted my culture while trying to get my attention. All the times people have told me Taiwanese girls are easy. All the idiots who have tried to talk to me in a fake Chinese accent. This post is a big fat FUCK YOU to the concept of exoticism, and a goddamn celebration of the stigmatised parts of Asian culture.


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Vulnerability. It is something we do deeply desire and yet so often shy away from it.
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It takes a deep amount of courage to be vulnerable with people about your story and your struggles. Yet, that’s what we all so desperately want.
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What if we were the ones to lead the charge? Can you imagine how the circles around you would change as you chose to be courageous in your vulnerability?
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Come listen to the podcast to find how to be more vulnerable in your life and show your worth to the people around you. Let me know below what you are choosing to do to be more courageously vulnerable!


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Meg når jeg ser laktosefri is i varmen🍦


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"Home" for many third culture kids can one be confusing. I think it is because we have too many, or we just don't know 'what' home means because of our uprooted upbringing. But, I don't think home has to be one place, one person or one feeling. I think it can be a combination of everything. Home can be whatever you choose for it to be. And to me, he is a piece of home. A piece of 'home' that I'm building as I experience new things, learn new cultures, adapt to new places and create 'newer homes' than the last.
#thirdculturekids #thirdculturekid #travelbug #bfgfgoals #thirdculturekidrelationship #whereishome #tckproblems #globalnomads #travelbugs #traveljunkies #globalnomad #nomadsoftheworld #traveladdict #traveladdicts #travelling #travellers #worldtravel #expats #expatlife #internationalkids #thirdculture #tck #tcklife #tcks


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A wise man once told me, to treat everyone, no matter what walk of life, with respect and dignity. I like to pass positivity, and frankly, if I get negativity coming my way, I dodge it. Those who are slinging negativity, are in pain, and usually feeling invisible. So today, try looking at each person you pass, give them a smile, say hello, you would be surprised, little acts of kindness can change a persons day! Have a wonderful day everyone. ✌️
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#travel #travelgram #inspiration #happiness #positivity #inspirationalquote #healthymind #healthyspirit #bbg #bbgcommunity #yoga #instagood #bestoftheday #picoftheday #quote #inspirationalquote #tck #thirdculturekid #blog #blogger #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #momlife


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Since you guys mentioned you wanted to learn more about the ‘growing up among worlds, third culture kid book’ , I talk about the first chapter in the book explaining the relevance of third culture kids today and let you know if many of us exist! 🤭YouTube video out now! (Jay the tck on YouTube) 🙌✈️ pls subscribe if you like what you watch all the support really makes a difference! 💜


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Slut. Nothing but an inoffensive word, this term just means an ending in Swedish.


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I think this is one of my favorite recent #novels about #home, #identity, and the nation. As someone with #thirdculture experiences, this definitely resonated. It's also a #pageturner! .
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#readthis #book #books #novel #literature #immigration #pachinko #minjinlee #summerreading #thirdculturekid


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✨Just a little reminder that you can print fun activities from my book on my web page.💻 Head to the bio to find it! 💕
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#thirdculturekid #womagis #summerkidsactivities #bilingual #bilingualbooks #bilingualbabies #kidsbook #kidsbookblogger


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Seaview at its best ... these kids are lucky ! #thirdculturekid #friends #sommer2018


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Wanderlust: Something most #thirdculturekids have ✈️ I know I definitely do.


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Local beach bliss ❤️🌴🌊 It’s been fun getting to know you guys more this semester! 😃 #islandlife


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The # 1 reason you’re burned out?
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Because you don’t take the time to rest. You rest so that you can continue on without quitting. Rest allows for a refilling of your cup, a continuation of creativity, and a time for play.
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Our last week was about rest, and that’s okay. Because if I had tried to continue without it, I would’ve been burned out to the max.
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Don’t be afraid to rest. And hang out with puppies, it’s good for the soul.


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And we hope you share your passport stories with us! Head to tcktown.com to find out how you can write with us.
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#Repost @laughterandkindness


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TRAVEL IS LIFE! AM I RIGHT #tcks ?! 🙌


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What are you holding on to?
Anger? Resentment? Frustration? Judgment? Sadness?
Sometimes we identify ourselves with those emotions. We think: I'm the person who's angry at this world.
And we don't know who we are without it. We don't know how to be without it.
.. It might feel scary to even think that we can let go.
Those emotions have protected us at some point. They were necessary for our survival when we were small and helpless and didn't have any tools to deal with what happened to us.
But now, now they only protect us from ourselves and from experiencing everything that life has to offer.
.. It doesn't mean that you should never feel angry or sad or resentful, but don't hold on to it.
Feel it fully. Validate it. Validate the shit out of it. Go to the depth of it and see the original trauma that caused it. See your self as a child, not being heard or seen, not being supported or anything else that you felt. Hold that child, and give them all the love in the world. Heal them. Love them back to being whole.
And then release those emotions.
Release your anger, your resentment, your judgment and your sadness. Allow them to be free.
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And if the very thought of this makes you tense and even more angry, ask yourself, why do you want to hold on to it? What are you protecting yourself from?
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#forgiveyourself #lettinggo #mondaythoughts #healingjourney #healer #selflovecoach #identity #youareenough #selfloveiskey #thirdculturekid #youhaveachoice #youarepowerful #peacewithin


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"We're going to be late", our local friends texted. "we're stopping to get you a jackfruit. See you at 5." 🌴 ~ Just when I thought we must have read the characters in the text msg wrong... They arrived with THIS at 10pm. 😱 My question: Do you think it took 5 hours because they had to cut the tree? Or climb it? 🤔😂 Haha, what a fun life this is!! .
.#islandlife #islandtime #jackfruit #friendshipgoals #theygotthebigone #adventuresinchina #weloveChina #Hisland1x1 @everyday.tck


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Spilled by @justinaforever: this post is about how FUCKING SHITTY it is to eat bananas in front of men 😒🍌. Unwanted catcalls. Fear of D cup boobs. Dreams of escaping.


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no makeup no bra no problem 💁🏽‍♀️
#natureissacred #iamnature #youdothemaths


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Reverse luxury, back to basics. When your expat country offers “Chilean berries flown to China” versus “hand picked/from bush to mouth, berries”.


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Ladies it’s alright
It’s alright to have that blind confidence
You work so hard, you deserve it
Bring your fire and let them learn to respect it .
📸 @sharanragesh .
Outfit: @bhangthestore .
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#iamdeedevan #deedevan #deepikamahadevan #love #ootd #ig_photooftheday #latergram #mondaymotivation #suit #boss #bossbabe #feminist #lady #singer #words #desi #tamil #indian #canadian #unapologetic #strongwomen #picoftheday #photooftheday #fusion #thirdculturekid #eastmeetswest #canadian #6 #toronto #chennai #confidence


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Bien joué. Special thanks to @hannah_mcneely


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Que seamos capaces de hacer revivir el amor entre nosotros, después de herirnos. Que seamos los primeros en pedir disculpas y decir lo siento. Que todos los días nos maravillemos y que lo más pequeño no nos deje de sorprender. Que las intenciones no se queden en la mente, que se vean las acciones. Que perdernos en la ruta sea la ocasión para fortalecernos como equipo. Que equivocarnos sea siempre la oportunidad de renacer mejores. Que se mantengan por siempre las ganas de explorar, que no haya sábado sin aventura y domingo sin lago. Que volvamos a soñar con todo aquello que escribimos y que no haya cansancio de volver a empezar. Y que el verano en Alemania no se detenga jamás.
Otro día de sol otro día de verano. Y pronto otro día de ruta!
#lafamiliafettuccini
#summervibes


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Still sporting last year’s favorite shirt! At least this year he gives it a couple day break in between wears (as opposed to last year when he sometimes went five days in a row wearing it...). We have been dealing with the heat, sunburn and what feels like endless ‘noseeum’ bites, so settling in to village life has not been quite as charming as it was last summer. 😅 #worldschooling


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It’s the park season! Just grab a blanket, a good book and look up every now and then. The park is one place that has the same charm and peacefulness in every city. #park #parklife #book #littlethings #tck #thirdculturekid #mtl #toronto #mtltck #city #citylife #instagram #instagood #instapic


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In the past I always felt guilty or selfish if I took time away for myself, but I’ve been learning that prioritizing self care is vital to a happier, healthier, & more productive life. ❤️💦
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“Self care is so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
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#hotsprings #selfcare


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Our guest today shared about the yellow arrows that point the way on the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile walking pilgrimage in Spain. What a great metaphor for life. Just look for the arrows, painted yellow arrow sign posts, showing the pilgrim the way to go. Where is the arrow pointing? 👉Just do the next right thing. You'll know the way. I get so easily overwhelmed most days...typical 4...an existential crisis a few times a week. (Only slightly exaggerating 😜) This week's reminder has been about inner strength and now this yellow arrow, pointing the way. So this will be part of my prayer this week. Looking for the arrows along the Way, noticing and reflecting, meditating, and breathing.


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Presents from #india! #lillianshireen #thirdculturekid in the making.


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Did this weekend take you exploring? Let us know where you went below!

#Repost @unsplash


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My daughter, Sarah Telleen.
No, she obviously didn’t grow in my belly. We became family in the most precarious & resistant way at first but now we want nothing more than to be together. We’ve butted heads a couple times 😉 & at other times laughed so hard we were in tears. This precious soul has taught me so much about preserving & she has made me a better & stronger person. She is kind & sensitive & so, so smart! Sarah is currently in school at AMAZIMA & plans to graduate in less than 4 years. When she does, college awaits, & we pray that college will be in Oklahoma. Until then we will FaceTime but nothing will be like holding her in person when I see her again. My heart hurts so bad saying, “See you later.” Having my family all jumbled & split up has been my life’s story (thanks Military life). However, I do think the distance makes you appreciate the closeness.
I can’t wait until she’s close again. I can’t wait.


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I’m going to England to hangout with some amazing missionary kids next month! This non-profit organization called Kaleidoscope uses retreat and conference programs to help kids process their time overseas, helping them find a sense of belonging, learn new things and grow individually. I need help trying to get there! If you would like to support me on this trip, please go to the link in my bio and put my name (Brandi) in the comment box when donating so they know who you are supporting. No matter how small, any amount is helpful! Prayers and good thoughts also needed! I’m so excited to spend time with these kids and make a difference! #kaleidoscope#kids#hope#love#God#jesus#missionarykids#faith#england#europe#united#summer#overseas#thirdculturekid


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THIRD CULTURE KID
Featuring Karolina Pagaduan
#videography #thirdculturekid


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City life = riding your scooter 🛴 on the rooftop!
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#istanbul #turkey #tck #thirdculturekid #expatlife #urban #citykids #citylife #travel #havekidswilltravel


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Home and away #thirdculturekid


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Touching one heart at a time with the power of art. (Currently making music covers with my family on a page, Milo and Benti!) 🇮🇳🇺🇸



#indianamerican #nri #indianamericancartoons #nricartoons #nrilife #indianamericanlife #thirdculturekid #handdrawn #handdrawing #bengali #doodle #doodleart #deyacreatescartoons


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Spilled by @word.smyth: An honest & vulnerable response to, “How many people have you slept with?” This piece is about hookup culture. Feeling empty. Finding intimacy. Unconditional giving. I find the ending so beautiful.


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Asian x Slav Squat Fam ✌🏻☝🏻.
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#thirdculturekid#tck#thecoolkids


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#truth 👐❤️❤️❤️


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