If anyone had told me 5 years ago that I'd be living in Wellington New Zealand and loving it, I wouldn't have laughed. I would have been straight up confused, cause I'm pretty sure I wasn't 100% on where New Zealand was located then. Sad, I know, but hey... I'm honest.
When I was talking to my amazing Godmother this morning, Aunt Hattie, she asked me why New Zealand, why did I love it so much and would I want to be living here if I hadn't met my (kiwi) husband?
My answer? A simple and solid YES. I'm grateful for this beautiful land, for this country that has welcomed me with open arms. Has there been a rocky moment? Yep, in fact, several of them, but you learn to buck up and get over it. I've always been a bit of a gypsy, so you get used to the starting over.
Today, I wanted to share with you the 3 things I'm absolutely LOVING *today* about living here. I mean why not? I like to share the love:
1. The beaches that stretch for miles. I lived in Maryland, Florida, the Caribbean, and LA and you couldn't go to a beach without seeing another person. You were just not ever alone. Not here, in NZ these beauties go for miles and most days you're hard pressed to find another person on your stretch of beach.. at least if you pick properly, that is.
2. The Wellington Waterfront: Every time I take this path around the harbor, I discover something new or a hidden gem that I've not unearthed yet. It's full of discovery and one of my fave zen spots in Wellington. From the "Locks of Love" on the bridge over Frank Kitts Lagoon to the Wellington Writer's Walk, I love it all!
3. This shark wall is on a building in Wellington. It's cool and reminds me of one of my best friends, Michael, who loves sharks. Every time I see it, I think of him, so it's nice that some days my friends don't feel so far away. It's also known as one of Wellington's "Most Instagrammable Spots" so if you're a tourist, hit it up! It's across the street from Te Papa Museum.
Movving to a new country, or even just moving cities, isn't the easiest thing to do. have you ever moved to a new city or country? Any tips, share them in the comments!