I made it to New Zealand!

Isn’t it amazing how..

Around this time, last year, I was preparing myself to go to SUNY New Paltz as a transfer student. I had never been to a college away from home and I was nervous about being away from my family.

..and here I am.. in New Zealand! *mindblown emoji*

I wrote this the night arrived in Wellington:

” Today was quite an eventful day. Or shall I say, weekend. I left my house on Friday but here I am in New Zealand on Sunday. It feels like it’s all been a part of the same day. It’s almost as if I time traveled. Thankfully, I was asleep for most of the 16 hour flight from Los Angeles to Australia. I think that made the rest of the traveling a lot easier. The disappointing part was that my luggage did not arrive with me and surprisingly, I wasn’t even mad about it. I was just glad that I made it here safely.

To be honest, the hall that I have been placed in is beautiful but my flat is not what I expected. Neither was the hall I lived in at SUNY New Paltz but I ended up living with amazing people. So I know that everything happens for a reason so I am going to make the most out of it. Also, my room is huge! It’s really nice actually but a little plain and boring so I want to get some LED lights to make it feel more cozy.” – 30/06/19

Since that day, I have been able to explore the city a bit and meet a few other international students. I start my classes next week and I am looking forward to meeting ‘Kiwi’ people and hearing their accent. I have been told that it may be difficult to understand. In that case, I hope my professors don’t speak fast.

Beautiful big trees everywhere!
I got to get used to these hills… makes me appreciate flat streets back home.

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