Life outside the box…

03/03/09

Well, its been a long time since I’ve seen everyone… Its been 3 months since I’ve touched down in my new country Samoa… I had sooo many things to say, but when you only have 10min left to use the net… ahhhh, well you get my drift..

Samoa, in some ways, wasnt what I expected it to be. Lets just say Love hides ALOT! and it wasn’t until the wedding died down, and my family left that the REAL samoa presented itself… Dont get me wrong, I love my husband soooo damn much, he’s the only reason why Im still here, getting bitten by the monster mozzies… but everything else seems… unreal…. in a bad way LOL

Was the move worth it?

Yes in a way, as to tell you the truth, the struggles we’re having here is bringing us together. Our bond is stronger than ever. I guess its the fact that I no longer have the power to just go to the ATM whenever I want and withdraw money that is always there…. or pop down the road to famz n friends whenever I feel like a bitching session… LOL freedom is lost, but other feelings replace it.

I’ve had a big wake up call being here, and everyday I learn new things about LIFE that I wouldn’t even have been able to go through back home in NZ. So many things I took for granted back home, but those same things I cherish here, now in Samoa.

Am I Happy?

Marriage-wise, I am the happiest wife there is on this planet! my husband is the most loving person there is! I kinda had some insane moments a while back, and a good friend and a honourary bro pulled me out of it! Yep Kilifi! he’s like my mentor & councillor. We’ve had enough coffee outings that Im sure Ima stay awake for the rest of the week! hahahaha… but its good, even if I have this 1 friend in Samoa with me, thats all I need!

So as I sit here, next to my buddy Kilifi, bashing the keyboard with my ramblings as fast as I can before my time runs out, still waiting for the coffee we ordered 20minutes ago… LOL. I think about what I left behind, I think about how easy it is to give up and go back, I think about the money waiting to be made back home,

but then I think about my husband, the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with….

And I decide to stay, for as long as it takes…. Im staying here…

 

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Cherry K reflects on love, family and her proverbial ‘past’ as she prepares for the big day. Get caught up in the rapture (and those crazy South Auckland anecdotes) in Aging on the Inside.

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Am a Kiwi girl born in Invercargill raised in Saute Aukilani! DAD: Sagone/Safotu MUM: Fagamalo/Sataoa & married to my Hamo Guy from Vaimoso/Matautu-tai and living in Samoa. Moved here 7yrs ago and am still a survivor 🙂 and deserve an award!!! LOL MR & I have 4 beautiful kids Jericho (6) Elijah, Jasmine (2) and Shar (2months) and have come a lonnnnng long way from the wedding planning days! lol Been AWOL for the last 6 years but am back and got a lot of catching up to do! ENJOY!

7 thoughts on “Life outside the box…

  1. AWW hugs for cherryK…glad to hear from you buddy.

    You already conquered a lot of things in your life..this is just another one of those…it will pass..and you will continue to go on your merry way. 😀

    luv luv luv you [and kilifi] lol ya champ

  2. Good to read your update CK and nodding here at the points you’ve raise… hang in thur girl, trust me, it’ll it bedda 🙂

    Respects

    DRE

  3. I’m sure you’ve heard it before…and you’ll hear it again…If God brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it [winks]. Congrats again on the marriage! All the best to you and your husband 🙂

    x0xME!

  4. giving up something good for something better!!!!!!

    Ur Strong Cherry K….u Tiger….

    whether ur living in a tent or watever…..God will always bless you

    i believe that!!!!!

    much lOVE!

  5. Talofa CherryK,

    I was randomly browsing the discussions and came across yours.

    I was drawn to the line “..everything else seems… unreal…. in a bad way LOL”

    I can only imagine, the culture shock in making the move to Samoa. The adjustments necessary to get used to living in Samoa. Being a “kiwi” samoan and now living in the motherland itself, has to be a monumental change.. As you said the things taken for granted, now seem like a life in luxary after settling in Samoa.

    At some stage, we all have to step out of our comfort zone and face the unknown. You have definitely done that and then some!

    Best of wishes to you and your new husband and life ahead. As they say “Love Conquers All”

    Malo Lava Le Fa’amalosi 🙂

  6. AHHHHHH YES ITS BEEN A LONG TIME…. HEY GIRL ITS GOOD TO HEAR
    FROM YOU… AND ITS GOOD TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE DOING FINE….. WELL
    IM HEADING YOUR WAY DOING SUMMER HOPE TO HOOK UP WITH YOU THERE…
    TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS…. LUV LUV SEGA 🙂 🙂

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