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East Auckland - My little pocket called home.

Back in NZ, I grew up in east Auckland throughout my entire childhood and high school years. We moved around probably about 5-6 times until we found a nice house in Dannemora, which my family’s been living in for the last decade now. 334 more words



It was then when I walked out onto the street, and saw the changing colours, the reticent, empty trees that I seem to have completely and thoroughly realised it. 272 more words

“...gone the countless Friday nights that whipped his heart to a gallop when a girl touched him” (Wanna go back to my hometown)

Of all the stupid things I could have thought this was the worst
I started to believe that I was born at seventeen
And all the stupid things, the letters and the broken verse…

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“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”―Miriam Adeney

The Various Stages of Culture Shock, Homesickness, and Reverse Culture Shock

When I first arrived in Spain, it took a few weeks before I fully adjusted to everything: the bizarre eating schedule, the food tastes, the money, the unknown streets, not to mention the language barrier. 489 more words

Study Abroad

Irish American Scholars reblogged this on Irish American Scholars and commented:

Great reflections on studying abroad!

The nerves are here...

Well, in 3 days I will be starting my journey to Quito, Ecuador. I’ve been really excited when thinking about all the new experiences i’ll come across, meeting my host family and the children I’m working with, immersing myself in a a new language and culture. 268 more words

Hurry Up and Wait

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. – Elizabeth Taylor


    I truly believe that if you want something and work hard, anything is possible.

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