Grace Kim – Home means comfort

Home means comfort

“Home means: where we are at the most comfiest , it could be with family, friends or just by myself.”

Grace Kim is a Korean born in Hong Kong.  She is currently in her second year at CityU as an engineering student.  She says she is “a person who’s interested in exploring outside the box with new people whenever my energy peaks, but also loyal to my sleep right after.”  Loyal to my sleep?  I think that could be subject that unites all of Third Culture!
Grace shares with us some of her thoughts on “home”, what it means to be a “local” and a bit about “belonging”

What does ‘Home’ mean to you?

Home means: where we are at the most comfiest , it could be with family, friends or just by myself. The state where I am at an environment where I can feel free to be me.

What does ‘Local’ mean to you?

Local would perhaps sorta mean having to have our home in a certain area. Where I’d have adapted the culture and traditions the area would have and keep.  Someone who knows what’s going in the place of residence fully .

Do you think it’s important to feel like you belong to a certain place or a group of people?

“Without these people, creating this space, I know I would feel alone.”

It’s important to feel like I belong in a certain place.  It would allow me to release stress.  A place where I can be my true self, without the worry of feeling like I have to pretend to be something I’m not because you’re worried about judgement.  

I have and want to continue to make memories with the people I’m with that are worth keeping. It is these people, where they are, that let me know where I can always go/go back to at the end of the day. So I am provided with a place of security and peace.  Without these people, creating this space, I know I would feel alone.  As in, when facing challenges in my life, when facing the ups and downs, I’d be there standing alone.  No one on my side, no one in my corner.  Just me, having to deal with my own issues without support and discussion . That would really slow down my growth!

Having good people around can give you constructive criticism that encourages that growth.  But it also gives you different perspectives and they can be your guides as they share their knowledge and wisdom with you!

 

Thank you for sharing Grace! I’d have to agree, we are definitely better together than alone!

 

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