Oh! Hey. Wow, hey. Hi. How’s it goin? You look great.
Me? Erm, yeah. Sorry I haven’t been around in a while. I’ve sort of been tied up with a few things over the past few weeks…
I was working at a fantastic company in Auckland that kept me busy and gave me some amazing experience in event coordination, running a small business, and, above all, I met some choice people who made my time there pure gold.
When I wasn’t working, I was off on weekends climbing volcanoes, playing in thermal springs, swimming under waterfalls, and enjoying last moments with new friends. It was a busy last few weeks in New Zealand.
I had planned to tell you all about my final thoughts on New Zealand, but then got to Australia and was having far too much fun with old friends and new boyfriends and familiar Melbourne haunts, that I forgot to. Then I had planned to write all about the old adventures I kept meaning to write about…but I kept having fun and being away from my computer for days at a time and soaking up the delicious Australian sun, that I kept forgetting to.
Look, I know I owe you. I’ve felt you tapping me on the shoulder a few times saying “um, hello?”, and I’ve had a few people ask me if I had seen you lately. I’ve even found myself saying “why are you writing an apology instead of writing a proper post? You have two hours free this morning, stop playing on Spotify and having dance parties in the bedroom and maybe put on some underwear and write something damnit!”
I owe you. I do. …I’ve just been having too much FUN lately to think about sitting in front of a computer for over an hour! To be honest, I haven’t even turned my computer on in over a week for more than looking up transit directions and downloading podcasts. I love writing…but it’s hard to force myself to sit down and craft a post when I’m in Australia and kangaroos are hopping around in front of me.* I’ve got less than a month of travel left and the thought of going back to ‘real life’ is giving me the shakes. Maybe this is my way of forgetting all about it and pretending I live a jobless life in Australia?
I’ve got a list of things to write, though, and I plan on checking them off this week. I’ll give you the attention you deserve and have come to expect from me.
Until that time, just check out this awesome picture of my cat.
Honestly, what more could you want?
*only happened once so far