So it's been about 6 weeks since we returned from Tonga! And within those 6 weeks, so much has happened that believe it or not my mind is still trying to keep up with it all! We returned to Christchurch and instantly my team was changed up! Dory and jake left to Auckland and I was joined by Ali and Rob who joined me for an epic road trip around beautiful Dunedin, Queenstown & Wanaka where I met old friends and hung out and some familiar hostels. It was an amazing trip for all of us but one by one my team collapsed and I was left rising solo! The only problem is you can't ride solo as a Greenpeace fundraiser nor Team Leader- which I had been promoted to in the midst of all this! My only option was to head back to Auckland!
This would be the first time back in Auckland working since I left for that road trip in May! It felt like the right option for me. I was feeling stressed, depressed and mega demotivated from the constant change in situations and I needed this badly.. I needed to see some familiar faces and be with people who had the same passion for Greenpeace as me. I was excited!
Upon returning to the big city, I checked into my favourite home away from home- Oaklands Lodge in Mt Eden! I saw some faces I recognised from my first stay there back in January and they recognised me! I met some amazing new friends for life there who would help me celebrate my 26th birthday in style and I would regain my motivation with my new and old co workers! This was meant to be!
I'm currently on my last travel trip up north before my visa ends and I leave New Zealand! I'm returning to some familiar places I came to so long ago with Amy and on another occasion with Braden on my first travel trip! I'm joined by two German boys who have been a joy to work with and to end this journey with Greenpeace! The passed few days have seen future plans crumble and fall before me and had left me wondering why I bother! Constant stress takes it's toll and when multiple things crumble in one go, it just gets too much! Luckily I had these two kind Germans with me providing surprise ginger tea and chocolate! In the midst of all of this craziness, I have support from friends around the world and whole lot of things to look forward to! I have just over a month left in NZ and I am keeping my head held high (Thanks Hayley) and I'm gonna go out with a bang! I'm living in the moment and right now I need to focus on making memories not ignoring the amazing things I have around me!
Peace out worldtravellerz!
Love from New Zealand ... Xx