What I’m Leaving Behind
May26

What I’m Leaving Behind

I have two days left in New Zealand. I’ve been here for three weeks now but feel like I’ve practically moved here. Cars driving on the left side is expected now. Replying “kia ora” or “hello” to locals is second nature. Seeing dozens of sheep everywhere you turn isn’t as startling. This is New Zealand. And it has already started to feel so familiar. Not quite like home yet but it has begun to....

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Abroad for the first time
May26

Abroad for the first time

Time seems to greatly speed up when you find yourself in another country. I have been in New Zealand for 12 days now, but I feel like I landed just yesterday. No one in my group ever knows what day of the week it is or how long we’ve been here. We start our days early and pass out each night and then do it all over again. It’s like we’re in a never-ending loop of chaos and spontaneity. This routine of no routine has...

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