16th April 2018 - 16.4.18
Reflections of a Recovering Backpacker - Part 1 of 2.
It’s been bang on two weeks now since I arrived back home to New Zealand and time has definitely flown by very quickly. These two weeks have been a great time to reflect and look back on the past 4 months and 10 days, and think forward about the months and year ahead.
The number one highlight from my trip was the people. I meet and spent time with so many friendly, positive, happy, fun and often drunk (on life?) individuals who have each had a huge and positive impact on me. Many great memories were created and without these people my trip just would not have been as fun, insightful and amazing. To quote the late Christopher McCandless - “Happiness is only real when shared”. Having aligned my chakras and found both my self and inner peace, I arrived in NZ a semi-changed man, bringing back with me, not only life-long memories but much more, such as: - A beard. It makes me look older and feel wiser. - Malaria. - A bag of clothes twice as big as what I started with. - A scuffed GoPro. - A wife. - A bag of laundry. - No money. - A new and improved approach to life.
I arrived back home greeted by the doggos ever so happy to see me. I was also very stoked to receive both Easter eggs and Christmas presents. 🤙🏽🤙🏽 Slowly easing back into life at home I couldn’t not climb up Mount Manaia - my favourite place to visit in my hood, Whangarei.
Part 2 to be continued... #NZ #NewZealand #mountain #dogs #findyourself #friends #life #reflections #camdid #camstagram #camlikecamera