This is my first blog post, so it is probably time to tell you how all of this began...
As today is the first day of Spring (here in the Southern Hemisphere) it felt like a good time to reflect on my Winter in New Zealand, especially considering I arrived on the first day of Winter so have officially been here for a quarter of a year. One of the biggest things I didn't … Continue reading Wintertime in New Zealand
A big part of why I left the US is because I couldn't find a job and didn't know what to do and felt overwhelmed by everything. I ran away. In hindsight, I realize that running is what I was doing but at the beginning it felt like an exciting new adventure that couldn't possibly … Continue reading Start of a New (and Old) Adventure
There is a weird juxtaposition (an SAT word I use way more than I ever thought I would) in traveling between being lonely and desperately wanting to be alone. One of the biggest things you encounter when traveling is meeting new people. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, observing new social interactions, experiencing … Continue reading Lessons in Traveling: Loneliness and Being Alone
On a rainy July day in Auckland, I bid farewell to Jessica, got on a bus and headed off to start woofing. For those who don't know, woofing (a verb that I made up) is the act of working as a member of WWOOF, willing workers on organic farms. This is an organization that allows … Continue reading Let’s start woofing
Airports used to really stress me out but I reached a point (after a crazy trip that is a story all of its own) where airports didn't stress me out anymore. The reason I stopped being stressed is because I have accepted that things will go wrong. This is a pretty pessimistic view (or realistic, … Continue reading 23 hours in an airport
In the three weeks since arriving in New Zealand, I have made all kinds of new discovered and had great/terrifying adventures. First, some of the things I have learned so far: New Zealand is beautiful. It doesn't matter if you are in a city, village, country roads, or standing on the edge of a cliff. … Continue reading Things I have learned in New Zealand and other short stories
The first few days in New Zealand were a little overwhelming and quite eventful but not in an interesting way so instead, here are some pictures from my first few days!! Enjoy!!
Change. Life is all about change. It is going to happen whether we want it to or not so we might as well embrace it, even if sometimes it feels so hard. In the few weeks leading up to moving to New Zealand, I experienced a lot of change. Some of it was good, some … Continue reading Packing Up A Life and Saying Hello to Change
While we were supposed to be working on a group project, one Sunday during the semester, a couple friends (Izzy and Jessica) and I ended up on Google Flights looking at cheap places in Europe to fly to. Some incredible deals were found, the owner of an AirBnB was emailed, and the beginnings of an … Continue reading European adventures make me want to never sit still
Graduation and the new feelings it brings with it, as well as, the first feelings of the winds of change.