Off I Go!

“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. I’m standing here outside your door. I hate to wake you up to say goodbye” This song made popular by the group Peter, Paul, & Mary came to my attention in my teen years. I remember well the day – sitting at the piano in the high school girls lounge, plunking the keys, singing like no one was listening – Because no one was! 

Many teenagers sang this song mournfully through the years, all on the brink of a tearful goodbye, but among third culture kids it was considered our song. Because who left on jet planes more than us?

So as I scan the airport, bleary-eyed, I reminisce with a smile. I’m off to beautiful Colorado to a massive TCK ‘family’ reunion. I cannot wait to write about it next week. Until then, I will be taking a break from writing. I will be posting quotes from Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging every day. Each quote will be on a photo, ready to be shared, tweeted, most of all – enjoyed! 

For today, here you go and thank you for reading! Make sure you head to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to buy Between Worlds and write a review about it!

The winner of the book giveaway will be announced on Tuesday, July 29! Tune in to see who won! 

plane with quoteDid you mournfully listen to “Leaving on a Jet Plane” while traveling as a teenager? Do tell! 

Buy Between Worlds. Between Worlds, Essays on Culture and Belonging  a set of essays on living between worlds today. The book is divided into 7 sections and each section is illustrated by my talented daughter – Annie Gardner. Home, Identity, Belonging, Airports, Grief & Loss, Culture Clash, and Goodbyes set the stage for the individual essays within each section. Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.