Families in Global Transition: Preparation

These past couple of weeks have been filled with reading, research, emails and a lot of writing. That may seem surprising since there hasn’t been much activity on my blog, but that’s because I’ve been busy preparing for the Families in Global Transition Conference.

It’s an annual conference on all things expat, third culture kid, global families… And this year I’m not only attending the conference, but I’m doing so with a writer’s residency, along with 3 other scholars. I was extremely fortunate to get selected as it is a fantastic opportunity and one I am very much looking forward to. In preparation for the conference and the writer’s residency, however, I find myself with a lot of ‘homework’ so I may not blog as often. But I will make sure to blog as much as I can, and I will still be reading and replying to comments, so please feel free to leave your thoughts anytime! I will also make sure to blog about the conference once it comes along…

This is my first time attending FIGT, but I have heard only wonderful things about it. If any of you are interested, make sure you check out their website for more information. This year, in addition to the usual sessions and talks, there will also be a writer’s forum open to everyone attending the conference (led by Jo Parfitt, our writing residency mentor!).

And last, but not least, if any of you happen to be attending the conference this year, please let me know so that we have a chance to meet in person while we’re there!

p.s. I am now on twitter, so feel free to connect with me there as well @DouniaB_TCK


11 thoughts on “Families in Global Transition: Preparation

  1. Congratulations on being selected! I was hoping to attend, I attended last year. But it was not meant to be. I know you will get a lot out of it! Enjoy.


    1. Thank you!! I’m really looking forward to it. I’m sorry it didn’t work out though – I recognized your name on one of the emails and I had hoped you would get selected. I was hoping I would get the chance to meet you there this year, but maybe next time 🙂


  2. Congratulations on your selection – it says wonders about your writing style and skills. I hope both the writing experience and conference go wonderfully for you. Hopefully this will be another stepping stone for you to reach towards your goals and dreams.


    1. Thanks, Karen – I really appreciate your comment! I’m really looking forward to the conference and I’ll make sure to write about it here! It’s definitely a fantastic opportunity and I’m excited about everything I can learn from it.


  3. I literally just stumbled onto this blog (which is awesome, btw), but congrats on your selection. I’m going to FIGT for the first time this year, so maybe I’ll run into you.


    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it 🙂 I’ve just been to your blog and your website, and what you offer is such a fantastic resource for TCKs. That’s great that you’ll be at FIGT – I hope we get a chance to meet and chat about what you do (which I find very interesting)!


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