Home Sweet Home

I’ve been home for a couple weeks now and it feels great to be back. Luckily I never had to deal with jet lag (I think it was because I was so excited to see my friends and family). I have found it to be weird for me to adjust to all of this free…

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My Final Goodbyes

This is it. I have ONE day left in New Zealand. ONE. That just blows my mind that my incredible journey has come to an end. This place has taught me so much, mostly about myself more than anything else since I didn’t like my classes all that much. However, I never would have been…

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Last Month Here

Its hard for me to believe that I’ve been here for 4 months already. In the moment it feels like time was going slow and well spent, but when I look back at it its hard to believe that classes are already over. How am a I already done with classes? It blows my mind….

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Nature Is Teaching Me More

This past week I have really been struggling with the feeling of loneliness. I had never felt true loneliness at this intensity like that before. It was strange for me to come to terms with it because in my head I wasn’t alone. I live with 5 other people, my best friend that I met…

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Over Halfway

Its crazy to think that my study abroad experience is over halfway gone. This past week has called for a lot of reminiscing on memories I’ve already created and mini freak outs because I feel like I still haven’t done enough. I feel like I’m constantly trying to find the coolest places to go, however…

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No Bad Pictures

This past week will be one that I will be able to cherish for the rest of my life. I don’t think there is a better way to see New Zealand than road tripping with 9 of your closest friends, so thats exactly what I did. I had never been on a road trip like this…

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Staying Connected

These past few weeks here have been a juggling act. I feel like I’m constantly trying to stay connected to my friends and family back home, but at the same time I’m trying to fully immerse myself in what I have here in New Zealand. My best friend from home came all the way out…

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Travel Travel Travel

Planning trips around New Zealand has pretty much consumed my time here. I am constantly looking forward to the weekend and the next weekend and the next. However, for the past few weekends it seems that mother nature has been against us travelers, as it tends to rain at some point during the weekend. The…

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Along for the Ride

I have officially survived the first two weeks of classes here in New Zealand and almost a complete month out of the country and to be completely honest, its been one heck of a roller coaster ride. People weren’t kidding when they said the first few weeks were going to be the toughest. I’ve struggled a…

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Kia Ora!

These past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind! In just two weeks I have traveled more than I have in my entire life. Starting off the trip in Fiji was absolutely unbelievable. I had never been somewhere and been completely surrounded by so much beauty. Everyone there was so genuine and incredibly friendly. I had never…

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