Have I ever mentioned that I’m from California? Well, I am. Not that you could tell from my accent. You see, after 13 years living in the UK, my accent has gone a bit ‘Madge’. Remember the 15 minutes that Madonna was married to Guy Ritchie and lived in London? And then she started speaking with a faux British accent? Wasn’t it annoying? Well, I kinda sound like her. *sob, sob*
Whenever I meet Americans and Canadians, they are surprised to find out that I’m American. This had been making my sad. Part of my identity is being American, and if I no longer sound American then there is not much left. But after my recent trip to The States, I felt renewed. I am American no matter what my accent sounds like. But I am more than that. Yes, I have changed. Yes, my accent has changed. But there is no need to be insecure about my accent. I am happy with who I am and what I sound like.
Have a look at the little vlog I’ve filmed on the subject. And yes, besides being an expat, I’m a total dork! xx