New Zealand, I’m looking at you

06. August 2015 Travel 4

I’m looking at you & I’m coming to get you!

Since I was 15 & my friends were all talking about how they wanted to go to Australia (none of them have been & they have all spent their lives in our home county), I have always pulled away from the crowd & vowed to go to New Zealand. It seemed less cliche, less saturated with tourists & from my limited knowledge I somehow pictured it as somewhere I could call home. Over 15 years later & I have got my visa, booked my flights & am currently on countdown at 9 weeks till I leave the homeland for my next adventure & my new life!

I don’t seem overly excited if you were to speak to me. I have another 7 weeks left working in Switzerland & 2 weeks at home to go before I can get excited. I don’t exactly worry about the packing but I acknowledge that it will be a pain in the arse packing to leave Switzerland & packing for New Zealand. We all know I’m a packophobe. I know I will be sad to leave Switzerland. I know it will be emotional to get home to my family & friends, tiring to visit everyone & do everything I need to do at home & sad to leave everyone all over again. I know I will cry for my little dog. I know I will question why I am leaving the invaluable group of people I have built great friendships with. I am excited of course, but this is the background noise that plays on a loop in my mind.

I look forward to my stopover in Singapore. To exploring & discovering. I look forward to landing in Auckland, taking my backpack off in the hostel & flopping on to my bed exhausted & exhilarated.

I have nothing planned for New Zealand. I just know that I’m flying into Auckland & I want to go to Melbourne for Formula 1.

Where will I go? People keep telling me of places to visit & to live in. What kind of work will I look for? I have experience in a now comical amount of industrys so I could end up doing anything. Do I travel first then find a job??

I would love a cushy office job where I don’t have to think much & can focus on my life outside of work. I would also love to do something completely different & invigorating. On the other hand I am a sucker for professional development & would love to get back to sports rehabilitation. I am grateful that I have diverse options of paths.

If you have any tips for me about Singapore of New Zealand, or want to link your blog, please comment below. Thanks 🙂

4 thoughts on “New Zealand, I’m looking at you”

  • 1
    Maija on August 6, 2015 Reply

    I’m off to NZ in 3 weeks, and have a similarly empty plan for when I get there – but I’m SO EXCITED 🙂 have an awesome trip!

    • 2
      nulskii on August 6, 2015 Reply

      Awesome! How long are you there for? I think no plan is a fun plan – the difficulty is the horror in people faces when I tell them I have no plan….

      • 3
        Maija on August 6, 2015 Reply

        Lol I know – and them not understanding why you’re not remotely panicked. I have to explain my hand-luggage only decision to all my incredulous friends too.. I can honestly say I have no idea how long I’ll be there (well.. up to 24 months on my visa..) eek!!

        • 4
          nulskii on August 6, 2015 Reply

          Haha, I could never do hand luggage only! Packing is my kryptonite…. Fair play to you! I look forward to reading about your adventures & maybe catch you on the other side 🙂

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