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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Land of the Kiwi...New Zealand
After much research, endless vaccinations and a very important shopping trip to Mountain Equipment Co-op, I was ready for what the world had to offer me. A 19-hour flight was all that separated me from the land of the Kiwi, New Zealand.
As I descended towards the Auckland airport I could see the mountains, the water and the large buildings that filled the city. It seemed so similar to the West coast I had just left but I knew it was going to be very, very different. My flight touched down at 6 a.m. and all I could ask myself was "now what?" With a 50-pound pack strapped to my back and a smaller backpack strapped to my front, I grabbed a map and headed for the bus. I had absolutely no idea where I was, no plans and it was the greatest feeling I had felt in a long time. The Kiwi folk were very helpful and directed me to the correct bus that would take me into the heart of the city where I could try to find a hostel to drop my bags.
I was lucky enough to be able to check in so early and secure a bunk in a 10 person dorm room at a local hostel. After my bags were safely locked to my bed and my money pouch was tucked tightly under my shirt, I was ready to hit the town. My first day in NZ was pretty relaxed. I was still trying to adjust to the massive time difference and become familiar with my surroundings but I knew that the excitement was about to begin.
I am someone who finished University with a Psychology Degree and still was unsure what I wanted to do. It had always been a dream of mine to travel the world and experience all it had to offer. In doing this I realized many things about myself, some of which I knew and some that I didn't. I have taken my experiences, my passions and my strengths and applied them to the Public Relations Graduate Program in hopes of finding a career I truly enjoy.