Third Culture Kids (TCK), Identity & Transitions

Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots
Do You Have An Identity?
When Expat Parents Remain Abroad as Their High School Grads Move ‘Home’ For College Wall Street Journal
The Transition That Never Ends: The Ongoing Cycle of Expat Stayers, Goers and Newbies
8 Ways for Expats Who Stay to Stay Well
Top 10 Ways to Help Your Student Say Goodbye
The transition that never ends: the ongoing cycle of expat Stayers, Goers and Newbies
Top 10 Ways to Help Your Students Say Goodbye
Here is another article that outlines a little more about R.A.F.T.
How to say a healthy goodbye when leaving
Going Home When Everything Has Changed: 10 Tips for Repatriating in the Context of Current Events
8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years
For Third Culture Kids, Travel Is Home (great article!)

Walk Off the Earth – Hold On (an especially good one for those who are staying when others are leaving….)

Natalie Goldberg (poem on a google doc)

“Whether we know it or not, we transmit the presence of everyone we have every know, as though by being in each other’s presence we exchange our cells, pass on some of our life force, and then we go on carrying that other person in our body, not unlike springtime, when certain plants in fields we walk through attach their seeds in the form of small burrs to our socks, our pants, our caps, as if to say, ‘Go on, take us with you, carry us to root in another place.”

People are not replaceable.  Someone different will come but there will never be another you. What you have done and the mark you’ve made stays with us, just as I hope the best of being with us has left a mark and stays with you to be passed on.