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My twin sister, Cecilia, and me, growing up in Thailand

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Rewa Fowles performing 'Home?' On our Friday night showcase #performance art #thirdculturekid #liveart #performanceartist


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Waking up to a sudden hike in followers (i know, i know its only a 100 something, but it still means alot!) is a pleasant surprise to someone just starting to write. It's also immense pressure to write something meaningful and relatable.

Writing doesn't come to me as naturally as creating art does but I am going to try.
So, I shared my newfound dilemma with my husband and asked him to suggest topics I could write about. He effortlessly pointed out the numerous changes that I have had to make/go through in the past year and maybe talking about those would be a natural first step since my experiences are what make this space my own.

While those details will follow in my upcoming posts, I just wanted to take a moment to express and appreciate how much clarity comes with sharing your thoughts with the right person. We often cloud our judgement with assumptions that don't necessarily mean anything. Finding that one person (whether thats a spouse, a best friend, a parent etc.) who doesnt always agree with you but instead balances you out in a beautiful way can be such a blessing. #SayMashAllah!

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“The purpose of life is to know yourself and love yourself and trust yourself and be yourself”- idk who said that but it was on my teabag this morning and so today has been real.
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#iamatraveler #thirdculturekid #travel #travelphotography #travelblog #tripgram #shesnotlost #girlmeetsglobe #girlsthatwander #tlpicks #travelblogger #fashion #fashionblog #tripgram #instatravel #travelinspiration #style #livewithoutlimits #photooftheday #italy #tivoli


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Did you order your copy of the book yet?? Come travel the world your new favorite #thirdculturekid and his #militaryfamily! Order your copy of I'M FROM EVERYWHERE in time for spring term! Email for bookings and bulk orders for classrooms and military bases.
#Armybrat #navybrat #airforcebrat #thirdculturekids #marinefamily #emotionalresilience #diversity
#inclusion #diversebooks #mochabooks #mybookfeatures #hereweread #blackbabybooks #justlikeme #representationmatters #worldtraveler #multipleincomemama #workingmoms #careermom  #lawyermom #realtormom #writer #twinmommy #bigfaith #americandream  #bloggermom #momblogger #blackmomsblog


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EXCITE! In 4 days my mother will be flying from Doha to meet me in Vancouver with my brother following for our first Christmas together in lord knows how long. I last saw my mother a few years ago in Istanbul & Tbilisi, Georgia. The three of us haven't been together for 7 years, if my memory serves correctly, let alone for a time usually celebrated with family. From wine tastings in Tbilisi, dining in Istanbul, picnicking in Canada, paddling in Hong Kong, visiting relatives throughout Finland (my ma's birth country), to strawberry picking at my grandparents property in Australia... they'll always be the blonde ones. @eilamirjami @elliotthomasmusic


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The ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey DVD is 15% OFF thru December! Link in my BIO.


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With submissions open for exactly one month more, I thought I’d give a sneak peak to what’s been going on behind the scenes! Here is the cover for Life on the Move! If you’ve experienced living abroad and have a story to tell, get it written and submit it to lisa@canadianexpatmom.com by January 11, 2019 for your chance to be published in this book! 🙌 What are you waiting for...go get writing!!
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#amwriting #expatlife #lifeonthemove #lifeabroad #expatwomen #expatwoman #lifeontheroad #expatfamily #expatkids #thirdculturekid #tck #internationalwomen #travel #expat #passportready #amediting #anthology #callforsubmissions #expatliving #womenabroad #momswhotravel #familytravel #repatriation #chicklit #adventure #inspire #bossbabes #storytelling


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Shout out to all the TCKs that are students right now! ✌️🌎🌍🌏 #tck #tckproblems #thirdculturekid


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Over half of the human population depends on mountains for water, food, and clean energy, but they are under threat from climate change and over exploitation. I grew up in the shadow of these majestic mountains and I miss them every day. Happy International Mountain Day! Take a minute to respect and appreciate our mountains! #mountainsmatter


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For Escalade we have Amaya the First- third culture princess of Geneva 👸🏽 .
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#thirdculturekid #hairbythehairoine #lescalade #geneve #curlyhairkids #liamaya #transformationtuesday


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What’s the longest you have lived in a country without speaking the language??? 🤷‍♀️ I have gotten by okay in Germany with limited, broken German for the last 4 years.My daughter is 5 now though and as public primary school gets closer and she starts wanting to do more extra curricular activities, I feel like I am getting to this crossroads.
We either stay and I have to learn German or we chose a different adventure and head to a country where I can communicate and am not the lost, clueless mama All. The. Time. 😳

Have you been through similar?
Insights and advice welcome 🤗


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I have yet to find a comfortable position to sleep on a plane while travelling alone. When my boyfriend is there: I sleep on him. When I have a miraculous free seat next to me (or sometimes the 3in1 which never happens but sometimes can) I stretch my legs out on them and lay my head by the window... but when I’m alone I still find myself curling my neck to an awkward side position to sleep in and find it sore when I land. What position do you guys sleep in when flying ??? #helpme 😂🙏✈️


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Gracyn asked me to read her this book. So I start making up a story in English.....obviously! 😂 She yells NO MOMMY! Points to the characters and says...THIS CHINESE! READ CHINESE! Not English! I almost died laughing. I forget how smart she is. So then I made up a story in google translate and played it in Mandarin. She thought it was hilarious that my phone can “talk Chinese”. #thirdculturekid #learningmandarin #googletranslateforthewin #readreadread #stepintoculture


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You know you have that friend, double tap and tag them 💕, sometimes I wish I could round up my friends from around the world and have some coffee with!! -
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#travel #friendship #momlife #blog #blogging #instagood #bestoftheday #picoftheday #thirdculturekid #tck #diplomatic #beauty #friends #love #happiness #coffee #blog #blogging #healthylifestyle #bloggerstyle


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My new favorite spot in town 🌿 (Belgrade, Serbia)


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“Dimples”...I said to the wind many years ago as I thought of how sweet it would be to have them if not looking back at me in the mirror, what about on children, if I were to have any? The wind heard my whispers and rode on the Equatorial line all the way from East Africa to the Caribbean. It took decades but lo and behold... the wind does carry many wishes. Do speak, quietly or loudly it hears. Thank you Baba. .
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#storytimewithhammingbird #dimples #browneyedgirl #blessing #joy #gratitude #ukbftog #curly #diaspora #thirdculturekid #instagood #london #diversity #melanin #londonphotographer #mumtographer #photooftheday #instamood #tweegram #picoftheday #igers #beautiful #instadaily #autumn #instagramhub #canon #igdaily #stories


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Liam serving serious Santa swag for the Geneva tradition of Escalade 🤶🏽
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#liamaya #holidayseason #thirdculturekid #expatkid #afrogerman #afropean #afrodeutsch #santaswag


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Viralenga Τ. “A plug with a good waist will fit, a plug with a bad waist will not fit”. A challenging tongue twister in Occitan.


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◦ Despite this culture shock I’m currently experiencing, still feeling abundantly grateful that Mum chose this sunshine bathed city to call home all those years ago; a young woman post-graduation, chose a relatively unknown place despite some of her friends and family already living in the more popular, United States.

In doing so, she gifted my siblings and I the freedom to do the same elsewhere, should we choose to. If that is not a boss move, then I don’t know what is.
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#visitinghome #summerinsydney #sydney #ilovethiscity #sunshinelover #writerlife #antipodean #thirdculturekid #reversecultureshock #checkyourprivilege


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5 years ago today, I was exploring Southeast Asia! Ended my work contract early, took off to be a part of my sister's world in Hanoi for two months. So grateful for that season in my life❤️
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#travel #happy #gltlove #explore #adulting #escape #sister #family #coach #success #fly #foundhim #wanderlust #thirdculturekid #globalcitizen #hanoi #vietnam #lost #pause #womankind #mondaymood #yyc #airdrie #fillyourjar


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Sometimes my heart aches. Sometimes I'm reminded of my upbringing and never feeling a sense of home or belonging in this world. Each place I've lived or visited leaves a longing within me for me to return. I'm well into my twenties now and I still feel frustration every time I'm asked where I'm from. I still can't help but wonder 'where do I belong and settle down? Why don't you move back to Asia like you've always dreamed? Why don't you try somewhere new?'. Ever since I can remember moving back to the UK I always wanted to be back in Asia. But as I've grown up I've learned to love living here and enjoy my life here with my friends and family. My job definitely helps to ease these feelings and keeps those itching wanderlusting emotions satisfied, but I know they'll never go away. I'm happy with the chapter of life I'm on, but we never know what fate has in store for us I guess. 💭🌏 #latenight #insomnia #gotobedalix #restless #emotions #tckproblems #tcklife #thirdculturekid #life #home #belonging #identity #east #west #wanderlust #travel #childhood #tokyo #imissyou #japan #love #ileftmyheartintokyo #photography #渋谷 #東京 #日本 #愛 #夢


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Currently eating off-brand Cheetos and writing about some of my favorite books that have opened my eyes in so many ways. If you can read, you should ~click the link~ in my bio for some awesome and awe inspiring books! .
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#iamatraveler #thirdculturekid #travel #travelphotography #travelblog #tripgram #shesnotlost #girlmeetsglobe #girlsthatwander #tlpicks #travelblogger #fashion #fashionblog #tripgram #instatravel #travelinspiration #style #livewithoutlimits #photooftheday


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My third culture kid counting in Chinese.


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Final painting 3x4ft, ty to my prof for pushing me :-) done (for a grade, not officially) #commitmentissues #cannowcommittoanidea #andseeitthrough #ahhhhhhhhhhh #carretadesarchi #sarchi #costarica #pintura #costaricapuravida #puravida #thirdculturekid #magritte .
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I’m feeling more confident to mess up, re-do, and wrestle with something I love yay


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