BETWIXT AND BETWEEN
Betwixt and between, neither here nor there, was used by Victor Turner to describe the liminal stage of a ritual. The liminal stage where you've left the old behind, but not yet quite reached where you're going, and where things are a little fuzzy. I cannot think of a better way to describe the liminality of moving from one country to another, from a familiar cultural context to a new and unfamiliar one.
I have moved internationally 6 times over 17 years; on my own and with kids, cats, and a husband. I have researched and learned about culture shock, adaption curves, comfort zones and optimal anxiety, raising multilingual third-culture kids, and intercultural communication.
I've worked as a writer throughout - head over to the blog if you'd like to read some texts! Or hit contact below if you'd like to grab a coffee and connect.