Canterbury · Christchurch · New Zealand

Cyclone Gita – Don’t Worry Ma, I’m Fine

When I first decided to move to New Zealand, I knew there'd be adjustments. For starters, I'd be driving on the left, celebrating Christmas in summer, and using the word heaps more in a few months than I ever had in my whole life. Looking back, it seems I left out, "preparing for impending cyclones."… Continue reading Cyclone Gita – Don’t Worry Ma, I’m Fine

Christchurch · New Zealand

Christchurch Libraries 101 & My 2018 Reading Challenge

Throughout my life, I've fluctuated between ripping through books and then finding myself in a months-long literary drought. Every time I get back into reading I ask myself why I ever stopped. To avoid perpetuating this terrible cycle, I'm committing to reading 52 books in 2018. Here's the thing, books can be pretty pricey. Let's… Continue reading Christchurch Libraries 101 & My 2018 Reading Challenge

Christchurch · New Zealand · Pets

Life Updates: I’ve Started My Job & The Pup Arrives in 19 Days!

If you read my post a few weeks ago then you know I accepted a job offer from St John in November. What you may not have realized is that it didn't start until last week! Last Monday I dusted off my black slacks, put on shoes that weren't flip flops jandals, and took the 8:00am… Continue reading Life Updates: I’ve Started My Job & The Pup Arrives in 19 Days!