A grateful global nomad


Cassidy smiles on her recent trip to Patagonia, Chile.

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I’m a grateful girl for many reasons, one of which is my experience with travelling and moving around the world. 

Cassidy smiles on her recent trip to Patagonia, Chile.

I’m what people call a “third culture kid” (TCK), which is defined by anthropologist Ruth Van Reken as “a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture. The TCK builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any, although elements from each culture are assimilated into the TCK’s life experience” (tckworld.com). My dad works for a nonprofit geared around international development and relief, and his work takes our family all over the world. I have lived in nine different houses, spread across different countries and continents, which has given me a unique perspective on what makes a home or a community.

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