Jan 22, 2014

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On Leaving Home, Again

On Leaving Home, Again

Standing in the kitchen, I bawled as I hugged my little sister. I hugged my pug and sobbed some more. Standing at the airport with my parents, the waterworks turned on again. When I left Nova Scotia in 2009 to study in New Zealand, I was going for one year to study, but I’d bought a one-way ticket. The chances of me coming back were pretty slim and I didn’t know when I’d be seeing my family again....

Jan 21, 2014

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What I’ve really been up to

What I’ve really been up to

One quick peek at my life, and you might notice me traipsing across the countryside from west to east, living out of our Ford Explorer. You might think I’ve spent my days without a care in the world, and that my ‘holiday’ has been that of a two week vacation, on 8 months longer than most people’s usual holiday. Well you might be right. It’s been pretty dang amazing taking a step back from the ‘real world’, stopping...

Jan 12, 2014

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Fear and Opportunities: Why Life Outside My Comfort Zone?...

Fear and Opportunities: Why Life Outside My Comfort Zone?

I’m happiest when I live my life outside my comfort zone. I get myself into ridiculous situation, but I usually land on my feet. It’s not always comfortable, but it works for me. It’s taken a long while and a bit of reflection to realise this. I also realise how easy it can be to slip back into that comfort, to quickly become stagnant without even realising it, and I don’t want that. I’ve set myself 52 challenges...

Jan 11, 2014

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Looking back on 2013

Looking back on 2013, it’s safe to say this was a huge year for Thom and I. I  showed my grandmother exactly why I love New Zealand and never left (a plan that had been in the works for years), we left our jobs, left New Zealand, took on Canada and began being around each other pretty much 24/7 which was a whole new level in our relationship. We owned two 4 wheel drive vehicles in two different...