Real Talk : This weekend, I had my Global Competencies Inventory assessment one-on-one debrief and the results cut through BS I was both telling myself and crafting for outward perception management. I have some serious re-entry work to do in terms of treating my present location as any other foreign place I’ve lived. I can start by being more inquisitive and getting involved locally! My cosmopolitanism remains high on the GCI scale but my inquisitiveness was strikingly low. This assessment helped me to realize that I need to launch forward with an intentional curiosity and integrate myself more into my surrounding community — even if it is temporary. The one-on-one consultation also helped me to see with new eyes the importance of engaging with the present. Opening myself up to the possibilities around me will undoubtedly produce new ones exponentially. Hoping that this week I’ll thrive in this renewed perspective and understanding of myself.
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Megan Norton has lived in ten countries, five U.S. States, and has visited more than 30 countries. She identifies as an Adult Third Culture Kid and Global Nomad. Megan currently works as an intercultural dialogue facilitator and English language instructor. Megan has presented her TCK research at multiple conferences including FIGT (2016, 2017), SIETAR-USA, NAFSA, IMI, and CIES. She holds a MA in Intercultural and International Communication, a MA in Strategic and Business Communication, and BA in Public Relations. Megan is passionate about ATCK transitions, especially at the university level as she has attended both U.S. and International universities. View all posts by adultthirdculturekid