Wow I haven't updated this in a long time!
So a lot has happened since my last post. I no longer have a job, as I professionally resigned due to moving. Everything was fine until I got my review.. which honestly had me so upset because it's not what I deserve. However I have to accept it, and hope that my future employers will look at my work to see how hard working I am, and the quality and effort I put into my work.. instead of a piece of paper with a scale. Sigh..
Went on holiday with Lovely Man. He is such a character.. but we had a lot of fun and the national park we hiked in was absolutely gorgeous. I have never seen water so beautiful in my life. Here's a sneaky pic:
He even made me dinner one night, and it was super delicious. What a great guy, I didn't want to return home haha!
Went on another trip to a town called Taupo with my friend from highschool, who is now living in New Zealand! We intended to go the famous Tongariro Crossing, which is featured in Lord of the Rings regarding Mt. Doom. However the weather called for hail and severe thunderstorms so it didn't work out at all. We weren't too upset though because we got out on the lake and had a lifetime chance to drive a steamboat replica. It was very challenging but super fun! Here I am:
Excuse the angle, it was very cozy in there!
Went to see the awesome Maori Carvings, which aren't super old they were done in the last 80 or so years.
Then the past few days been on and off hanging out with Lovely Man. We hadn't talked or seen each other since the trip so it was all new again. We had a blast though, and lots of cuddling happened which just made me feel like a million bucks.
Had one last riding lesson.. I was hoping to go out again but without a car and with limited funds.. doesn't look possible :/
Now for the most recent news: I'm going home in less than 3 days. It just snuck up so fast! I'm feeling numb and very tired these days. At least I'm not stressed out like the week before, though!
Our first stop is old home, CO. Then we move onto Indiana, and I peace out to Louisiana (my final stop) on Christmas Day, to officially move out from my parents.
I am nervous, I am excited, I feel ready but will miss Lovely Man a lot. I'm ever so grateful and happy and completely set alight that I met him and that we have a great friendship. I realized I'm not ready for a full blown relationship at this crazy point in my life. It wouldn't be fair to juggle a boyfriend and the moving out process.. but I would not say no to him if he was up for it.
I got him a duo-gift, as a way of showing my appreciation for him, and how much he means to me. He liked them both, which makes me happy.
So onward with my adventure, living without my stuff or 'summer' clothes at the peak of hot weather here in New Zealand has been challenging.. this is day 5!