A Day of Facing Fears

Over Easter break I rode in a bus with four friends in a big loop around the South Island. We had a two week “break” (in this school system it’s treated more like a break to do work and study, but hey, we didn’t travel all the way here just to sit in our dorms and do work!), and so we booked this bus tour. My roommates were going to hitchhike and camp throughout the country, which I wasn’t so keen on (even though they ended up having some great adventures as well) so I went to this group of girls in my hall and asked if I could join in, and they readily welcomed me.

All in all, the trip was amazing. I’d like to share every detail, but for now I’ll just share one specific day. The day I jumped off of a 154 ft high ledge and swung on the highest swing in the world. Read More

Design at VUW

I hope you didn’t think I fell off the face of the earth!

It’s been almost two months since I landed in New Zealand, isn’t that crazy? I have been super inactive here on this blog because school became very hectic very fast. The semesters here are almost five weeks shorter than they are back home, so a lot of the projects progress very quickly, something we weren’t really expecting. However the design school here is very interesting, and very different than back home. Read More

Ingredients for a Lazy, Homesick Day

When your feet are tired from exploring and you miss home, what’s better than a lazy day in your pjs? Grab a book, some cozy slippers, an unfinished cross stitch and something to write on. The weather is beautiful, so walk the dog, then slump on the couch and enjoy the view. There’s nothing wrong with taking a day (or two) (or four) to yourself.

WWOOFing and the Hardships of Travel

Wow, what a dramatic title, am I right?

This trip definitely did not start out the way I expected, but when does travel ever really go as planned? The trip from the US went so wrong it was funny, but I think that so many “wrongs” in row mixed in with a lot of homesickness really did get to me. Let me explain. Read More