crimsoncorundum: (Default)
Reading the results of the DNA test has made me consider my identity. Before we had the results, we assumed we were more or less 100 % Scandinavian, but it turns out we actually have about 10 % less Scandinavian ancestry than the average Swede. It's certainly given me food for thought.

We've always been different and considered different by others, but is this the explanation? That we're partly Irish (and Iberian)? Because being partly Karelian and Wallonian is no different than most people here.

All this has made me wonder what actually makes us who we are and if this in some way influences what I consider 'home' or where I'm going in life. Has our family been shaped by our 'exotic' DNA?

My conclusion, that is by no means final, is that while it's fascinating to find out more about our past, it's not where we come from that matters, it's where we belong - and that's a whole different question. In short, this hasn't helped me decide what to do with my life, but it's been a lot of fun.

If you're the least bit interested in your family history or indeed any kind of history, I can really recommend taking this sort of test.

Date: 2017-05-09 12:08 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] rusty_armour
rusty_armour: (brothersinarms)
Learning about your DNA makeup does make you consider your identity. However, I think you're right: it's not where you come from that matters. I'm glad that exploring your genetics has been fun. It might take some time, but I'm sure you'll figure out what you'd like to do with your life. :-)
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