The future is ours.

By Steve


For the last ten years or so I used to feel super uncomfortable in my own skin. Not really belonging anywhere can really mess you up but I recently discovered that it’s just a matter of perspective. Our home is within us, regardless of what our physical whereabouts may be.
Not that’s great in theory but actually figuring out how to apply this mindset to everyday life was a little trickier for me. I found myself trying different things like isolation, yoga, meditation, etc. Didn’t really hit the spot to be honest.

In late August, I finished my gratitude journal I had started a year ago. Noting three things I’m grateful for everyday. It didn’t really do much for me but it kept me sane so I had to start over.

This time I didn’t want the hassle of worrying about a physical journal, so I decided to post online instead (I also tend to break phones so notes wasn’t an option either). I went for Instagram.

Little did I know I started to get followers, so I created this pressure to actually post DAILY (last year I skipped entires on the weekend)
Guess what? BAM! My perception actually shifted, thanks to something called consistency and momentum 💪🏼

I’ve been going for a month now, and I feel great. It’s like I inhabited myself. I feel so free. I think gratitude is the mother of all the virtues and traits I’ve been longing for.

So the point of my post is to reach out to my fellow TCKs and invite you to join me. All my posts are transparent, you don’t have to follow nor like because I’m not doing it for money nor gratification, you can live through my words and just know that there is someone who shares your struggle. Know that we are not lost, because we have so much more to be thankful for than those living a standard life.

You don’t know what to say when someone asks where you’re from? How ridiculously beautiful is that man! You just gotta look at it through grateful eyes and suddenly things get scary good 😳

So yah, hit me up, follow, join, grow or recover. The future is ours.

Author: thethirdculturekidproject

Founded by 2 TCKs, the TCK Project aims to bring together TCKs and share our stories. " Many losses are often not acknowledged even by their own parents, and the main problem is unspoken, unrecognized, shunted aside." Through our story sharing, we want to speak of this main problem and cope together. If you're in Singapore, email us!

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