Day 6. #writingchallenge | Where are you from?
‘Where are you from’? – they ask me.
‘I’m from here, mate!’ – I answer.
‘No, you are not. Your accent.. you are not Australian..
‘Oh, well.. Where does ‘from’ mean to you?’ – and then I smile.
I probably answer this question at least ten times a day.
One of the best things about traveling and live overseas is meeting people who have different perspectives and backgrounds, what can be an amazing transformation experience for you because it shapes you into a more open-minded individual. How amazing is meet people all around the world every day hearing their different histories with their unique accents? They come from everywhere. I love that!
But when people all over the world ask me where I am from I feel it is a very tricky question. Are you talking about my accent? Where am I live? Where am I born? Be specific, please. You can call ‘home’ a place you born but you also can call home the place you feel connected and you live right now. Right? This is the beauty about traveling.
You know you’re a world traveler when you’re not really sure where “home” is anymore but you’re completely okay with that. You accept the idea that everywhere can be a home one day.
In the end of the day I decided try a different way to answer it – ‘I’m from the world and the world is my home now!’ This answer always open an interesting conversation because make them confuse and also a bit thoughtful hehe.
When was the last time someone asked where are you from and how did you answered that?