New Zealand is so amazing even the rocks float here…
Sorry my blogging has been a bit lapsed but this full-time volunteering gig is really busy! And as I have been splashing on this blog I am setting up for a wonderful ride in north-western America in April – Living Below the Line! http://lunnyLBTL.wordpress.com
Currently outside the window it is raining hard with wind gusts of up 100km/h which Wellington is a little famous for but I am just as inspired and resolved to make this my home next year.
I know I am totally whimsical and I will probably be writing to you from Oregon saying a similar thing in a month from now but I do feel there is something special for me here in NZ. I have kind of known for a long time that I wanted to spend time in this place. This was confirmed when I rode around the South Island in 2009.
What I can see here is meaningful time. I don’t feel I need to ‘settle’ but I would love to get to know a community – integrate with it, learn from it, support it and live it with time. I love new places and people but there is something yearning in me to intimately know fewer people and places with extended time. Maybe that is just called ‘settling’!
I can see a very clear future here with a mix of teaching, advocating, volunteering, nature, adventure and community.
The small community of Paekakariki has me totally encapsulated. I go for a walk, run or ride around this town and my mind races with a life I know I can (and probably will) lead. One of the big thoughts that has come to mind is a little proposal of the Simply Happy – a sustainable life model and education project… Plus I would have to like in a place that has a cool name like Paekakariki after living in places like Nanporo and Bonga!
For now it is a day in the elements of wonderful Wellington, then supporting and training for the GPP Ambassador program and of course the Live Below the Line ride in America soon!
A range of photos and un-commonsense to follow soon!