Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On the blog again!

Blimey, I have seriously neglected this blog! My one and only post was back in October of 2009, and very little of that posting is still relevant. The what, how, and why is too complicated to describe in a blog post. It is however a damned good story, and I might one of these days write a book about it.
In a nutshell, I have been living in Belgium for nearly two years now, after living on and off in the USA for the previous 16 years. My profession is still, officially a classical flute player. The practical reality however is, that I'm still on the prowl for meaningful work...

A few months ago I started writing down my thoughts, as I was looking back on my youth spent in South East Asia, and started reliving adventures with poisonous snakes, Himalayan mountains, strange foods, and tropical sunsets. It made me realize pretty quickly that all in all, I've been having a pretty amazing life. There have been some epic ups and downs, but it's rarely been boring.

I came to the conclusion that these adventures in 'book' form would make a good read, and provide a look at how a Third Culture Kid adapted to life in the tropics, and had a bloody fantastic time in the process.

For the next year or so, I'm going to be blogging about life as an adult TCK, the process of finding a literary agent, and hopefully getting the thing published. The last thing I published was an adaptation of a book of flute exercises for saxophone, and was a such complete commercial disaster that I don't think total revenues were sufficient to even cover the price of an ISBN number...

Better luck this time around!


  1. Good luck with the blog! What's a third culture kid?

  2. Thanks epitak :-) A Third Culture Kid is a person who has spent a significant 'chunk' of their childhood living in a foreign country. 'Global Nomad' is another appropriate descriptive term.

  3. Hello Wout, found your blog today. Looks interesting! I´m a TCK too, a Dutch TCK who grew up in Africa. I blog too about being a TCK. Do come a visit my blog. I really appreciate feedback too! Good luck with your blog & book!