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    28 Things You Can Only Relate To If You Grew Up As A Third Culture Kid

    You basically belong everywhere and nowhere and you ~own~ it.

    What is a Third Culture Kid?

    According to US sociologist Ruth Hill Useem, Third Culture Kids (or TCKs), are "children who spend their formative years in places that are not their parents’ homeland."

    1. “Where are you from?” is The Number One Question that you do not know the answer to.

    2. You've learned early on that "home" is more the people in it and not the place.

    3. You’re almost always excited to meet someone from one of the places you’ve lived.

    4. You have at least one thing in common with them...even if it’s just the same food places you miss.

    5. Or even just the knowledge that the small town you both used to live in exists in the first place.

    6. People may point out that you travel a lot.

    7. Jet lag is the name of the game.

    8. You officially speak a minimum of 2.5 languages.

    9. You speak a different language, or have an accent depending on who you're talking to.

    10. Trying new foods are a way of life.

    11. Long-distance anything doesn’t scare you.

    12. FaceTime is considered an official hang-out.

    13. Your phone buzzes around the clock.

    14. You repeat holiday celebrations within the span of three days.

    15. You’ve probably moved schools about five times on average.

    16. Which made it hard to make ~new~ friends.

    17. Since you probably already had your core set of BFFs.

    18. When you do make friends, they are from all walks of life.

    19. You didn't really have a "group" in school because you were a part of multiple groups.

    20. You have a lot of acquaintances.

    21. And your dating life is...complicated.

    22. You likely have a multicultural dating history.

    23. You consider yourself a perpetual tourist.

    24. But you also volunteer yourself as every one of your hometown's unofficial tour guide.

    25. Short visits with loved ones you haven’t seen in ~years~ are the absolute worst.

    26. That's why you like to take a lot of photos…because #memories.

    27. And even if you've wished at some point in all your moving to belong to just one place...

    28. You probably wouldn't trade the adventure of being a TCK.