In school, there seem to be two cohorts, the nerdy girls and the popular girls, then it was the boys. You won’t want to conform so you can guess who you side with. This theme runs throughout your life. What you will discover is that you just need to be yourself, accept your ethnicity and your culture. At this age, you seem a little confused in thinking that doing so means you are just like everyone else, and this is something that bothers you.
Being amongst others from the same cultural background whilst living in a multicultural place was a questionable antithesis for you. Although you love the food, music and dancing, you just cannot seem to get your head around the ‘Greekness’, if there was such a word, that is around you at school.
It’s ok though. Being 13, you are discovering your identify, understanding your interests, values and beliefs. What I would like to tell you is this, you don’t need to define who you are, if at all, in your life or prove your validity to anyone else. Just be curious and patient. There will come a time where you will appreciate your heritage and you most importantly will learn the greatest lesson of all – to love yourself.
You also end up wanting to visit and eventually residing at your parent’s birthplace of Greece.