Citizen of the World

Sometimes, when a person travels a lot, and lives in different places, he or she starts losing the sense of belonging to a specific geographic location. That is what happened to me. Living in 4 countries jumping between each one creates a sense of wonder, which one do I belong to. I was always the new comer, the person that does not belong, the resident, not the citizen. Even in my birth country, I was different because I did not grew up there, so I was also an outsider. I always wondered how it feels to live in one place all your life,  knowing that your ancestors also lived in that same place. I always envied such people. On the other hand, I liked being exposed to differnt cultures, it enriched my personality, and made me open minded and accepting of others. I just miss the feeling of belonging to "a place". Some may say just settle in one place and don't move, but it is not as easy as it sounds. Work, life, immigration policies force us sometimes to move, and maybe I will find that place oneday, where I can truly call mine, but for now, I am still on the move.

ransha ransha
26-30, F
1 Response Mar 6, 2009

Again, I feel like that, too, being multicultural and with Roma ancestors on both sides of my family. I guess we are restless!