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Welcome to my Medium page! I’m so grateful that you’ve stopped by.

You’re probably here hoping I’ll bare my soul to you, giving a peek into what inspires me to write. I’ll be honest, that’s what I look for when I read fellow writer’s “about” pages.

I’d hate to disappoint you so let’s dive in!

Childhood

My life began as an orphan. Left on the steps of a police officer’s house, I made my first international flight from South Korea to the US as a 10 month old baby. My journey from abandonment to belonging has been indirect, and will continue for the rest of my days.

My arrival at the airport.
My parents, brother, and me.

Parenthood

Becoming a parent was intentional, but I was resistant to the idea for a long time. It wasn’t until I experienced the profound growth that comes with being a mom that I could recognize it as one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made. I’m not a perfect parent, and don’t aspire to be, but I’m grateful for the role I get to play in my children’s lives.

My boys.

Expat Life

I’ve never fit in. Not in my family, my country, or my skin. Not too long ago, I stopped trying to and ventured out into a world and community where “fitting out,” was the norm. Being an expat for nearly 10 years now, across more than a dozen countries, has been the one place where I’ve felt most at home.

Rita, my furry child.

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Anon Gray

Anon Gray

You don’t need to know where you came from to know where you’re going. You just need to know what you seek. Find where you belong and then let go.