Entries in Bassem Dahdouh (2)
"Oh, so you're part of the Boomerang Generation?" - Lady at DMV.
The first time someone called me a Boomerang, I didn't really know how to react so I just chuckled & brushed it aside. Boomerangers are defined as "Generation-X aged persons who return home to live with their parents after being unable to find jobs that will provide adequate compensation to support them as well as their parents did." The definition should probably get modified to add other generations as the trend is increasing with 85% of college graduates moving back with their parents.
People always look at the Black Sheep; with confusion, disgust or even exotic temptation. Being a third culture kid, I've always been the Black Sheep. Born, raised & living in a world where there wasn't ever a place to put my guard down.
But the real question was why was there a guard to have up in the first place? Why was I afraid? Whom was I afraid of? What was driving the fear? Fear somehow took over no matter where I went. A lingering fear that hovered below by chin strangling me unknowingly; the fear of rejection.