Friday, December 13, 2013


Today, Harika turns five. It's hard for me to believe that it has been five years already since I stepped off the plane in Istanbul without a plan in mind for the future, a suitcase in each hand. I had no idea on that wet December day, that I would travel to such exciting places and meet so many wonderful people. I never imagined that I would become a teacher and find a family in Nepal, or that I would meet the love of my life over a sketch on the Galata Bridge.

So much has happened and continues to happen, and taking that uncertain leap into the unknown has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. I feel as though I have found so much— things I never knew I were missing. The world is much rounder, fuller now, and I feel so damn lucky. Most of all, I feel thankful.

Thank you for your kind words and support these five years.
Thank you for being here.


dinahmow said...

Here's to many more years!

Rob Dunlavey said...

thank you Samantha. Harika is a bright spot.

Charlin Masterson said...

Happy 5th Anniversary !!!
Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your adventure with us. There are have been many evenings when a post you have shared has warmed my heart, filled me with marvel, or sent my thoughts down new tracks.
I wish you boundless joy and plenty of garlic as your journey continues.

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Dinahmow, Rob, and Charlin! Best wishes to you all.

Sue Pownall said...

Happy 5th, may there be many more.

Fern Moore said...

love you dear
and thrilled for your bountiful future