Posts in Resilience
How I Learned Nomadic Resilience

I learned at a very young age that flights get canceled, baggage gets lost, water and electrical outages are a part of life, not everything can be purchased in a grocery store, military coups happen, and sometimes one gets evacuated from war zones. My primary hack is to make the journey part of your experience...

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Past the Point of Resilience

I never thought that this change I loved so much would betray me. When my dad started talking, tears ran down my face as I soaked in his words and tried to make sense of what he was saying. We were leaving Peru in three days. No one in Peru knew we were leaving...

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Sunny Side Down

I find it hard to reach out to my colleagues. In my Australian culture, grief is largely seen as a private affair, punctuated by long and absent silences. Needing a national ‘Are you OK’ day says a lot about us, and how hard it is to have conversations outside socially acceptable boundaries...

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Separating Across Tokyo.

Schedules fill with meetings across Tokyo. I might pass through 80 stations on the subway in a day. My mind wanders on the rides. I look at ads and listen to music and the flashes of light on the glass turn into mirrors in the dark tunnels. I can almost see you standing next to me in the reflections like you did when you lived here.

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Dear 2008 You

It is 2008, and our conversation is yet to ride the waves of the internet. Like a bird that seeks to beat a fast-moving train, it is getting harder to pick up where we left off. No matter how furiously we scurry and scribble through each page, our letters tarry to the finish line, lagging three months behind, responding to a stadium that has long emptied.

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Teach A Man To Fish

The three of us viewed the crowded steam venting streets being worked for subway tunnels as an industrial Disneyland. Men swarmed up and down bamboo scaffolding. We snaked our ways along the queues for the old red double decker buses that bumped their way around Kowloon...

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Our Newest Theme

Welcome to our newest theme!

This month we are looking at Resilience: our ability to "bounce" back in the most constructive way possible. To be quick, adaptive and clever so we can move on to better things.

Our writers this month have put some exceptional work together and created a strong November edition to bring 2017 closer to a close with.

Along with beautiful anecdotes about recent broken hearts, we have memories of busy Hong Kong streets, solid advice about how best to move countries, ways to stand tall as a TCK and incredible people of history that we still think about today. You're going to love it!

If you have any TCK stories which meets our guidelines, please send them my way at, or feel free to post them on our Community Facebook Group

I'd like to send a BIG thank you to Ashleigh Leyshon, Lilith Palmer and Lucy O'Connor for editing this edition with me.

Stay strong and stay springy!


Ava Senaratne
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)

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