Thought Catalog

20-Somethings

What It Means To Be A Girl With No Identity

Growing up, I always got these questions – “What are you? Where are you from?” I proudly would respond, “San Francisco! I’m from California.” They would narrow their eyes at me and say, “No, but where are you FROM?”

This Is What It’s Like To Be A Modern Day Nomad

Although I’m usually driven by a burst of energy and excitement when I decide to start over in a new place, I also enter a state of mourning for the old life I’m leaving behind, which in turn becomes a self-driven guilt trip for my own miseries.