Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One week in...

Today is exactly a week since I arrive in New Zealand, and I am already horrible about posting blogs. I promise there will be great ones coming, I'm compiling a list of Kiwi slang translated into the American equivalents, and a list of interesting Kiwi food.

In this past week I flew into Auckland, went to Rotorua on a tour bus with heaps of American students from Australearn, had crazy adventures, and ended in Wellington where I will be living for the next 5 months.

Life. Is. Awesome.

I have the best flatmates every, one from New Zealand, one from Germany, and one from Colorado (who I don't know that well yet).

I promise I will post more in the next few days, I have alot to catch up on. I need to do my laundry, get my student ID, buy more groceries, write in my journal, buy my textbooks, put photos on Facebook, tour the campuses, find where my classes are, the list goes on and on.

I have been sick since Thursday, so I have needed to rest rest rest in order to get better. It's never fun meeting people for the first time when you are not feeling well. I feel and look like a tired zombie most of the time.

I promise I will detail everything I have been up to for the past week, just. not. tonight.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl? No, Super EXCITED!

While watching the Super Bowl today, all I could think of was the fact that I leave for NZ two weeks from today.


I will be on a plane ready to fly over the pacific exactly 2 weeks from today. Exactly 336 hours from right this moment.

I will be fulfilling a childhood dream when I board that airplane, and I definitely don't deserve it. In my short life I have already fulfilled some of my dreams, and completed things that are other people's childhood dreams I'm sure such as traveling to the continent of Africa, going on safari in Kenya, skydiving, graduating from high school and college, etc.

So why me? Why do I get to run off and do something that I have longed for? All I know is that I have this opportunity and I will make the absolute best of it.

The wise words of Bilbo: “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Revival...and onto adventure!!!

Yes I am just another person who starts a blog with lofty aspirations...and then doesn't write anything for months, but by necessity I have to revive this blog because I will be leaving for New Zealand in about a month.

I will try to update often to let all of you know what I am up to.

Until then...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Me in a nutshell

With visual means you can explain a whole wealth of words, therefore negating endless babble.