Author Archive: tgmcc17

Doing Some Serious Dormage

A beautiful campus scene, as photographed by my daughter. After delays due to travel and technology, this month’s post is a very exciting one for me. When I started this blog a few years ago, my daughter was a senior in high school.  As I tried to wrap my head around watching her leave to …

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College Crash Course

One of many mascots we met My first post, about two years ago, was about my oldest daughter getting ready to head off to university back in her “home” country of the U.S. This post is continuing the college tradition with a look at my youngest daughter’s recent cross continent college tour experience, a common …

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The Road to Resilience

                                                             International Flight Fun There’s currently a lot of talk in the mental health field about resilience.  Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt to stress or adversity, or to recover from hardship or challenge.  Life being what it is, it makes sense that developing these skills of brushing yourself off and moving on …

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The Holiday View from Vienna

First Sign of Christmas    One of the perks for Third Culture Kids and their families is the opportunity to experience holiday traditions from the country in which you are living.  Vienna certainly has plenty of those around this time of year, and we have become huge fans of celebrating winter holidays the Wien way. …

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Transient Traditions

 Soup and Spa Receipts – New Thanksgiving Tradition? So Thanksgiving weekend came and went, and, with all the activity, I couldn’t help thinking about another reality for Third Culture Kids. Often the celebrations of global families are a lot less traditional (long standing and handed down from generation to generation) and a lot more transient …

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Going the Distance

Turkish Tea for Two Last month I wrote about the perks of experiencing local life while living overseas as a TCK or TCK family member. This month, I’m going to address the benefits that come from crossing your “homeland” borders and experiencing other countries and cultures. Our school community in Vienna just returned this week …

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Going Local

    One of the greatest perks of living in a culture different from your own, is living in the culture different from your own. I realize this may sound kind of obvious, but the truth of the matter is, many Third Culture Kids and their families can have a tendency to stick to their …

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Early Hour Epiphanies

So, here I am, down to the wire, trying to make my self-imposed deadline of one post per month while somewhat still in the throws of a syndrome with which every Third Culture Kid/ Expat/World Traveler is well-acquainted; jet lag. Trying to coax your body (and wandering mind) into sleeping after living in another time …

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The Pros and Cons of a Summer in The States

Hi, I’m Tracy’s youngest daughter and I’m guest blogging for TCK Talk this month. Oh America, it’s good to be back home. Except for the fact that it isn’t exactly my home. Being back in America is always a bit weird. In the beginning it’s all excitement and smiles as I step off the plane …

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Lazy Days of Summer?

Summer is officially upon us.  School for my college girl ended in the middle of May (hence the guest post last month), school for my youngest ended mid June, and I am down to seeing only two clients after a (thankfully) full and fulfilling school year of lending support in the Vienna international community. If …

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