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Jun 03, 2019 04:13:48

Settling out of the comfort zone

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 223 words | 🐣 | 273💌

Julia Saxena

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This is already my third year living in Papua New Guinea. I can't believe how fast time flies. 

I never planned to stay here that long. We moved for my husband's job and ever since arriving here, I've been struggling with being in this place. 

I've lived all my life in developed countries and this is out of my comfort zone. 

There are a few things I enjoy though. Like looking at the ocean  (it's crazy how many colours it has) and drinking fresh coconut water every day. 

Whenever I show people a picture of the view from our apartment, the reaction is almost the same: I'm so jealous! 

I know, it looks great. But... 

There's so much more to living here than a pretty view. And coming from a developed country, the things you take for granted every day, you'll miss them like crazy once they're gone. Maybe you didn't even know that they were important to you.

Like being able to walk around safely on the street. (That's the main one for me.)

Like having more entertainment around you than just one cinema. 

Like knowing that police and government officials have your best interest in mind (usually).

It is an interesting and forming experience and I'm sure I'll be able to appreciate it even more at some point ... when it's over.  

 

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    @juliasaxena Papua New Guinea, wow. Do share more stories living there...it's curious reading! :)

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 03, 2019 20:35:31
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      @jasonleow Will do :)

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jun 04, 2019 06:48:39
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