Yes, I’m aware that it’s been quite a while since I updated any of you on the goings on of my life. This is mostly due to the fact that nothing of particular interest has happened. I found that it would probably be pretty boring for most of you to read about the same things over and over again, as my weeks do tend to be basically the same now. I’m still working both jobs (housekeeping and Fear Factory), and am now up to 5 days a week for each of them. It keeps me busy and makes the weeks go by quickly, but I find that I really don’t mind this type of busy. My weekends have been fairly uneventful for a while now, as I basically try to catch up on some lost sleep or run errands. However I figured that an explanation was in order as to why I haven’t been updating you all, since I have received a few curious messages from people wondering what has happened to me.
Don’t get me wrong, my life hasn’t become boring. Plenty of small things have happened to me that make my life more exciting, just nothing major to write about. Since not too much has been going on with me, I will fill you in on the future plans that I have begun to make. I suppose that these plans may change, but I may as well let you all know where my head is at.
I have been in Queenstown for about 4 months now and have loved it. However, all good things must come to an end eventually. I will be leaving this area at the beginning of November, and I won’t be doing it alone. My parents (and some of their friends) will be flying to New Zealand, so I’ll be leaving the city with them. Conveniently, this is just about the time that I will have to stop working according to my visa. The exact things that we will do after leaving Queenstown are still being figured out, but it will involve traveling both the islands and finishing in Auckland after a few weeks. I have about a month and a half of time to fill between my parent’s departure, and my next adventure (If any of my New Zealand friends want to see me for a while before I leave the country, let me know so I can visit you during this time).
On January 11th, I’ll be taking a flight from Auckland to Japan. This is another country that I’ve always wanted to visit, and finally have the chance to see before I head back to the USA. It will only be a short trip, but I hope to make the most of it. I’ll be traveling with my friend Stephen who will fly from the States to meet me in Tokyo. We have yet to make a full plan of what we want to do in Japan, so if anyone has any ideas you can feel free to let me know!
I know that I’ll be continuing to work and live in Queenstown until the beginning of November, however I have no idea what the rest of my time in New Zealand will look like. I will continue to try to explore new places, meet new people, and try spend my time here wisely. I don’t know what’s around the corner, but as you may know, I would have it no other way. Is an adventure really an adventure if you know the whole route?
I cannot promise that I will continue to update you all weekly since, as I said, my weeks tend to look pretty similar and it would be boring to tell you the same things over and over again. I will try to keep you all informed on some of the more exciting aspects of my life though when they happen!
Thanks to all of you who have displayed interest in reading the rambling thoughts of a traveler, and as always, feel free to send me some kind of message if you feel like chatting.