Well, team. It has been about 8 million years since I updated. I wish it was because I have been so busy having adventures that I haven’t had time to post, but that’s not really the case.
I have been working a lot and essentially letting that be my excuse not to take advantage of the opportunities that being in this amazing place has afforded me. However, since I last posted I have actually crossed a decent number of things off of my NZ bucket list, especially in the past month or so. I have had my good friend Claire come visit from home, as well as my boyfriend Gary. It was so great having each of them stay, but I just dropped Gary off at the airport and now I’m feeling pretty glum.
However, them visiting has kind of renewed my vigor for this trip. If I’m going to spend this year moping, I may as well go home–and I’m far too stubborn for that. I’m not vowing not to miss home, nor not to be sad, more vowing to stop shutting New Zealand out and give it a decent chance. I will be hopefully blogging more, and writing a post (with pictures) for each thing I crossed and will cross off my bucket list (which I have now updated).
My new goal is to do something fun/exciting every other weekend. There are some weekends I’ll go on mini trips and others I’ll just go to a new restaurant or museum or gallery. I start back at work tomorrow after a week off, and hopefully I’ll have a renewed vigor for that as well.
I’m allowing myself the rest of tonight to wallow, and then I will resume planning more adventures tomorrow.