Kiwi Thoughts (9/27/09)

As September comes to a close, I’ve now been here for three months. And now, I only have two weeks left of class. Two weeks!! I cannot believe how fast time has gone here. My life in New Zealand has proved to me that time really does fly when you’re having fun. It’s also proved to me how well the world is connected. The fact that I have been able to remain connected to so many people at home is reassuring. Not only am I sure that when I return I’ll be able to pick up things where they left off, I’m also sure that keeping in touch with everyone I’ve met here will be just as easy.

As I think about my time here, I start to think about the things I’m going to miss most about this place. When you’ve spent so much time setting up a life that is normal and with a routine that feels regular, how do you leave? Especially when there are so many things that I won’t be able to transfer home. The walk to campus, the food I’ve become used to, the people I live with, the beer I drink. I’ve become so accustomed to things here that I can’t even fathom how I’m going to make life at 133 Lovett feel as comfortable as it does here. I know that I’ll have no problem with flatmates because if I did this well with 3 random people, I’ll be fine with HKLZ. It’ll just be readjusting to US brands, US prices and (maybe worst of all) US beer.

Anyways…I’ll be back soon, and hopefully with some happier thoughts.

Kia Ora,


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