Tuesday, November 02, 2010


What more can I say after fifteen years? Well, fifteen IS a big number. Still, I’ve talked about the whole expataversary thing before (see below). Some might say there’s nothing more to say.

How about this: I am what I am precisely because of where I am. This place has made me what I am now.

Also, I’m more than I would be without Nigel: The sum of us together is definitely more than I would be alone. I think that’s something in itself. Put another way, the choice I made 15 years ago is vindicated.

So here I am, one and half decades later, and still completely happy. That’s what can happen when you follow your heart.

Previous posts:
Lucky 13: Expataversary and more
Twelfth Anniversary
Eleven Years an Expat
Ex, but not ex-


epilonious said...

I lay a small part of the massive Auckland Aggrandization at your feet.

Take that as you will ;).

jamie said...

Congrats on 15 years!

Arthur Schenck said...

epilonious: Aw, thank you! :-)

jamie: Thanks! And you've got your expataversary next month, so congrats in advance!!

d said...

Aww...so sweet! =)

Roger Owen Green said...

15! And they said it would never last.

(Just who ARE "they", anyway?)


Reed said...


Arthur Schenck said...

Roger: Thanks! Actually, there were people who said it'd never last! As Nigel pointed out at the time, though, if we were together 50 years an split up there'd be folks who'd say, "See? I told you it'd never last!" So, we ignored the naysayers. A good rule for life, actually.

Reed: Thanks!