Needing to Belong and the Joy of Being Different

August 11, 2014 8:00 PM

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Needing to Belong and the Joy of Being Different

When I look back at my life, I realize that everything that I have experienced is a gift. And it is by no way a charmed life you may imagine. By the age of 20, I had lived in three countries and I can't even tell you how many different cities. It was hard to always be the new kid and I longed to belong and not to constantly start over, especially at what was considered critical ages.

The toughest one was when I was 16. My family moved when I was 14 and I had just bounced back from that move when boom, we were leaving again. I created a life where I felt I belonged and had a great community. It happened again. I had to press reboot, once again. Pack my stuff, say goodbye to my ne...

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