The Unchecked Baggage


Third culture kid

Comfort Zone Freeway

You’d think that having lived the life I’ve lived, what with moving countries (almost) every four years, that I am pretty comfortable outside of the comfort zone. But you’d be wrong. I don’t know if it’s my Libra and Scorpio... Continue Reading →

Am I still an Expat, or am I just a Pat?

Am I still an Expat, or am I just a Pat?

An exercise in futility; Leaf blowing

I can always tell exactly when it is late September to mid November in Toronto, the season is defined by one thing and one thing only. No it is not the delicious taste of pumpkin spice everything, (PUMPKIN?! Yes I... Continue Reading →

5 things I thought would be different when I left home

It has been almost 10 years since I left home and went out into the wild, scary, unknown world of adulthood living. I feel like I was truly and utterly underprepared for what was out there, and had I known,... Continue Reading →

How do Third Culture Kids make it work?

A Facebook event invitation pops up. What is the first detail you note? For me it's the city the event is being held in. I've missed so many birthdays, bachelorettes, house warnings, engagement parties... 2 weeks ago, two of the... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye to "Home"

When people ask me where I'm from, I can't help it. I take a deep breath in, and I roll my eyes slightly. Where am I from? What a pointless question. I think people ask it because I have a... Continue Reading →

Things that I am actually really thankful for that might not seem obvious all the time's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada (America is doing its own thing in november I think) and because I like to embrace things I feel I missed out on as an Australian child in Asia, I've decided to embrace this tradition... Continue Reading →

So I briefly met a guy with no arms yesterday…

Alvin Law is a motivational speaker/performer living in Calgary, Alberta. He has traveled all around the world speaking to kids and adults about breaking down labels and barriers. He has no arms, due to medication his mother took when she... Continue Reading →

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