South for the Winter

The first step to finding joy was finding the right pair of shoes. Rewind with me for a second back to Bondi Beach. My first afternoon there I got settled into my homestay, breathed in some fresh sea air… and then headed over to the first thrift store I could find. Little did I know […]

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Unavoidable Existential Thoughts Which Accompany Visits to the Ocean

Today, it actually was something resembling warm–so I got on a bus for 20 minutes to Sumner and went to the beach! I sat on a rock and ate a sandwich and then watched as the ocean washed away my oh-so-carefully engraved words in the sand. **shameless plug: see more pictures on my Instagram under this […]

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Take Me to (Christ)Church

They told me it would be cold here. I just thought they meant, you know, a warmer cold. But no such luck. So, as my back pack is full of shorts and skirts and dresses and things befitting the summer of the Northern Hemisphere and not the winter of New Zealand, I had no choice but […]

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