Back home, the better part of your adult life in a foreign country; No longer a native of your country of birth. Neither are you a foreigner.

The foreign accent may not be there, but your talk is different. The foreign ways may be lacking, but the behaviour is different. The perspective and outlook towards life has changed and though in the beginning you may seem to adapt, time reveals the values and beliefs you have come to embrace.

This in between nationality has many of us wondering where we really belong. It is at night, in the dark, alone, that we make introspection. Questioning our decision to come back yet knowing we never fitted in where we were.

The struggles of a returnee.