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.
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.
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.
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 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.