Tuesday, January 28, 2014



That's the distance (in miles) between Salt Lake City and Apia. Two more days till the big day. And I'm a little worried. That I'm making the biggest mistake of my life... Haha! Dramatic much? 

Facing the unknown is a real fear. There is no guarantee that I'll thrive in Samoa. I thought the same thing in 2008 when I moved to Utah on a whim. And I've since carved out a respectable life... that I'm giving up. But I take comfort in my favorite poem by Robert Frost. 

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by 
And that has made all the difference 

I'm taking a road 5342 miles out of my comfort zone. I will miss Salt Lake City (even the dirty inversion and terrible drivers...) and the wonderful friends I've made. I will miss living with and near my brothers. And babysitting my rambunctious nephews. Thank you all for six years of amazing memories. Cheers!


  1. Have you left? I'm so sad I didn't get to say goodbye. Why did I not know you were leaving so soon. Well that is amazing & I'm sure you'll thrive out in Samoa! (: Hope you find what you're looking for in your homeland. Alofas!!

  2. ugh...still sad you moved away...where's the new samoa blog???