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6 Months

6 months ago marks the day I encountered the biggest journey in my life so far. 11,333 miles, 27 loooong hours, 3 flights and 4 airports, and I had arrived in New Zealand totally alone.

6 months has flown by, and I would never of imagined I would be where I am now. I remember the day I said goodbye to my Auntie, and she said, even if its the wrong decision and you hate every minute and you come home in 6 days time at least you have been and done something that you have always wanted too.

New Zealand

Truthfully, I didn’t know what to expect, 6 months ago I someone who was so consumed with anxiety I struggled to leave the house sometimes, I didn’t even think I’d even last the plane journey, let alone 6 whole months but hey, I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF.

6 months has passed and I’ve moved more times than I ever have in my whole life, moving from one end of Auckland to the other, from living in an AirBnB, flatting for the first time with 4 other people to leasing out a whole house with my boyfriend.

6 months has passed and I’ve explored places I’ve dreamt of exploring, from climbing mountains to spending my Sunday on a black sand beach. I may not have explored as much as I thought I would’ve but I have certainly made the most of the summer I had.

New Zealand

6 months has passed and I’ve secured myself a job for the next 5 years. From working in a small office for 5 months and sharing some funny times with my colleague and the many office dogs, to moving to a job closer to home with a much larger team and more responsibilities.

6 months has passed and I’ve met someone who makes me laugh everyday. I came to New Zealand thinking I was no where near ready to be with someone, but after 3 weeks, I went on a Tinder date and met someone who has changed the whole experience of the past 6 months for me.

New Zealand

6 months has passed and I’ve met some incredibly talented people who have opened my eyes to many things including bodybuilding and powerlifting. Ive actually made girlfriends that I believe will be with me for however long this crazy journey lasts.

6 months has passed and I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve learnt what is important to me and what I stand for. I’ve learnt how to really love myself no matter what, the good parts and the flaws. I’ve learnt now to suppress my anxiety into a manageable box, I believe I can now overcome anything that is put in front of me.

6 Months

6 months has passed and I’m loving every inch of my life. I truely believe that this journey has been the biggest adventure I will ever take on and has been one hell of a ride!

What do I wish for the next 6 months?

Well if the next 6 days, 6 months, 6 years will be anything like the past 6 months I still have so much to achieve and do.I hope that I can join a cricket team and get back into the sports I used to love.I hope I can meet new people and experience new thingsI hope that things from here only get better.

Actually scrap the hope. I know these things will happen and I cannot wait for whatever life throws at me.

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20 COMMENTS
  • Danny
    7 months ago

    Very good post, i’m following this blog. Can wait to see your next post, thanks for sharing !

  • Rosie
    7 months ago

    This post is amaaazing to read! What a difference six months make! Where on earth will you be in another six months or a year? I am living through your travel posts!

  • Jenny in Neverland
    7 months ago

    This is the most inspiring post I’ve read in a LONG time. I have anxiety, have had for a good 6 or so years now and I struggle doing anything by myself. I hate it and I honestly feel like I’ve completely lost my independence. The thought of travelling anywhere alone makes my stomach turn at the mere thought of it but I really, desperately hope that one day it’s something I could do. Maybe not as far as NZ – plus I don’t really like hot weather! – but literally anywhere would be a huge accomplishment. I can’t believe how much you’ve achieved in 6 short months. It’s really incredible and you should be so proud of yourself! <3

  • Talya
    7 months ago

    Ahhh amazing we went travelling around New Zealand before we had our little girl so this really brought back memories thanks for the trip down memory lane looking forward to more updates!

  • Kate
    7 months ago

    What an adventure! I can’t imagine what it’s like to up and move somewhere like that, you must be so proud of yourself. It sounds like you’ve had an absolutely amazing six months, I certainly hope your next six are just as wonderful!

  • Sonia Cave
    7 months ago

    Wow how far (more than just miles) you have you have come in 6 months. You have achieved so much and done so much too, you must be so proud you went for it and went on that huuuggggeee journey to arrive there 6 months ago

  • Cathy Glynn
    7 months ago

    It sounds like an amazing experience. I hope the next 6 months are as good for you x

  • Jon
    6 months ago

    Wow! What an adventure you’ve been on. You’ll never forget these memories!

  • Rachel
    6 months ago

    Wow what an amazing trip and adventure. Great you worked on the trip whilst exploring too. Love your pictures, so happy!

  • Melanie williams
    6 months ago

    Very inspiring and it is great to see you overcoming personal barriers of anxiety – go you 🙂 x

  • fashionandstylepolice
    6 months ago

    What a lovely adventure! Good to see you have settled down and loving it all.

  • Anosa
    6 months ago

    Well done you love, you’ve achieved something incredible that not many people would be able to do, wishing you all the best in New Zealand.

  • Cath - BattleMum
    6 months ago

    Oh wow what a journey. It sounds like you’ve really settled in and found your feet. I completely agree with your aunt. You won’t have any regrets about doing that trip in the future. We’re a family of no-regrets ourselves. Best of luck with the new job and man x

  • What Mum Loves
    6 months ago

    Amazing! The world belongs to people with courage! I have always dreamed of visiting New Zealand for a few weeks, but 6 months sounds so much better 🙂

  • Nadia
    6 months ago

    What an amazing and inspirational journey this has been for you. I wish you all the best for the future. May you always look this happy x

  • Amy
    6 months ago

    Wow you’ve had an amazing 6 months! It’s been so great following your journey ☺️ I bet you’re glad you took the opportunity to explore a new country 👍🏻 I can’t wait to see more!

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

  • Zena's Suitcase
    6 months ago

    It sounds like this was such a good choice for you and it’s lovely that so many things are going well. Congrats on everything you’ve achieved

  • Brian
    6 months ago

    Who’s that handsome lad in your photos 😉

  • Brian
    6 months ago

    Who’s that handsome lad in your photos 😉 6 months of putting up with my crap haha

  • Sian
    6 months ago

    Girl, you’ve come so far, you should be so proud of yourself! xo
    Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk

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