I’ve never known how to answer the question,
“Where are you from?”.
My mom is from Finland,
my dad is from Yugoslavia,
and I was born in Jerusalem, Israel.
I grew up in London,
and New York City,
and Stowe, Vermont.
I’ve studied in Philadelphia,
and Budapest, Hungary.
I’ve worked in France,
and Richmond, Virginia.
And, somehow, that’s just the beginning.
So I annoy the people at my car insurance,
the receptionists who deal with my medical records,
and I can never play that game where you make a name out of your first street.
But, that’s okay.
In my opinion, my upbringing was the best strategist training I never asked for.