I'm going HOME! New Zealand awaits...
I haven't been home in 4.5 years! I haven't seen ONE member of my 'blood' family in that time. But finally.... I'm going home!
During COVID-19 I didn't cry over the fact we couldn't travel, because I knew there was nothing I could do about it so why put myself through misery when I had no control over travel bans? But as soon as they announced that the borders were opening in New Zealand, I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming homesickness.
“You can take the girl out of New Zealand, but you can't take New Zealand out of the girl.”
It's almost like I shut away my feelings because I knew I couldn't do anything about it. Why would I put myself through pain and suffering? I honestly barely spoke to my family during that time because I would miss them too much and I couldn't bare it. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Return of the Gem
(Lord of the Rings reference right there ;-))
In August I'm heading home to see EVERYONE! For 3 weeks I am driving around New Zealand with my sister and Mum, and we are going to visit everyone!
I am also taking some brands products with me to shoot all around New Zealand. It's the perfect opportunity for sustainable, clean, and environmentally friendly brands to have their products and gear showcased in one of the 'greenest' places on earth.
I will share with you the travel plans and how I booked this epic trip, with a little anxiety haha, in another blog post.