I looked to the left, outside the passenger window (because New Zealand) onto the mouth of the Waikato river, New Zealand’s longest river. The picturesque coastal feel along this road I was traveling and the bouquet of sweet emotions stuck in a forever spring-time bloom for my co-pilot left me with a sense of urgency […]Read more "Easy NZ Loving"
Here it is, the bare bones of my birthday adventure. All the forest shitting, popped blisters, salty tears, sweat filled chafing, panting, moaning, limping, and laughing that you didn’t know you were dying to hear about. I wanted to do something for my birthday that would make me feel accomplished, bulletproof, and proud to be 26 […]Read more "Turning 26 in 52 Kilometers"
I’ve been pining through my New Zealand album on Facebook and keep getting lost in looking at other places to explore down in this country. I keep scrolling through the photos for a place to begin retelling where I’ve been and what I’ve done since I’ve arrived down in this country, only to end up […]Read more "Traversing Borders, Traversing Mindsets."
Well this post isn’t so much about where I’ve physically been for the past few months but where I’ve been mentally. To read about my adventures wait until my next post! A month ago I was sitting in a shared hostel room, experiencing a 100 degree change under the Hawaiian sun. A month before that I […]Read more "Mindless Epiphanies from International Travel"
My heart still beats Portland, but now I’m breathing Auckland. What better way to get to know a city then by comparing it to the one you were just in. And for all my friends back home, here’s a taste of what I’m dealing with. These comparisons/equivalents come from minimal research and day-to-day observation. This is Portland and […]Read more "Portland, I’d like you to meet someone, this is Auckland"
Remember the the first time you tried lemons as a baby? With amusement and wonder you took that bite, senses tingling, face cringing and unsure if you liked it or not. Well I sure don’t, but the fun in life that is sprung upon by first tries, tastes, and trials is food for the soul. […]Read more "My First Time…"
When I began studying at Portland State University I had the idea that to grow from the soul outward its best to put yourself in uncomfortable situations. Uncomfortable is much different than unsafe – so I began to take classes that I normally would not have in hopes that by being in these different environments […]Read more "To a Wondrous Woman"