35 Things I Appreciate About New Zealand

35 Things I Appreciate About New Zealand

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Road to Milford Sound.

To celebrate Thanksgiving, I wrote a list of 35 things I appreciate about America.

Then, I started writing another list in my head: Things I Appreciate About New Zealand.

So, in the spirit of American Thanksgiving, in no particular order, here are 35 things I appreciate about New Zealand:
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35 Things I Appreciate About America

35 Things I Appreciate About America

It’s easy to take for granted things we can access or see any time. Every so often, we take a step back to recognize and appreciate our surroundings.

Thanksgiving is a great time to do that. We celebrate our abundance and give to those who may not have so much.

While traveling, there were several things that I missed and looked for in stores, but the items weren’t available (most of that list includes food). Others I didn’t realized I missed until I returned home. I then started composing a list of all the things I appreciated about home in my head, and in no time, it grew to a sizable catalog. So, in no particular order, here are 35 things I appreciate about America: Continue reading “35 Things I Appreciate About America”

What Being Home Means

What Being Home Means

The week before I arrived back home, I wrote in my journal, “I woke up used to the ocean, ate an apple and two cookies for breakfast and was listening to rap.

“It’s time to go home.”

I’ve had several people ask me, “What happens if you get home and the travel bug hits again?” or “Will you be bored?”

Right now, I am enjoying being in one place. Coming home doesn’t mean I can’t travel anymore. I’m actually heading to a Pennsylvania wedding soon. There are still plenty of places to go within my country, state and county.

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Autumn in May. Omarama, New Zealand. 

And I’m not bored. I’ve got all kinds of projects going and people to meet. If I’m bored, it’s my fault. That was an early lesson from my dad as we rode together in the farm truck. I should always be able to think about something or do something interesting no matter where I am. Anytime I want a new challenge, I can come up with something. There are plenty of stories of people doing that.

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