Mahal Sounds Getaway
It’s been a while! Nearly 2 years since the last time I’ve made a post. A lot has changed in my life, and the world really. 2020 has been such a strange year.. but I think we’ve all heard enough about that to be honest.
In January, my two year visa that I had in Australia finally came to an end. Leaving what became my
home was so incredibly tough. I still think about Melbourne everyday and it’s still where I consider home. My long term goal is to be able to go back and settle there eventually. Australia was some of the best times of my life and it’s made me who I am today. I met my best friends who have become my life long family and just the place I feel like I was meant to be.
So when my visa ended in Australia, I decided to move to New Zealand with two of my really good friends. We started off in Auckland which was fun for the first two months but then lockdown hit. Lockdown in New Zealand was a complete lockdown for over a month. We weren’t allowed to leave the apartment except for the park and grocery store. It was intense and my mental health became worse then ever. I’ve never struggled so much with anxiety and it took me months to get to where I am today (still not back to myself though). When lockdown ended, I needed to get out of Auckland so I moved to Wellington with my partner. Wellington has been such an amazing new start for the both of us. It’s been a breath of fresh air.
I’ll talk more about this all later as I think it’s important to bring up mental health and starting over- especially in a time like this.
The pictures I have along with this post are from my birthday weekend which was last week. Liam took me on a trip to mahu sound which is located on the South Island. We spent two days in a little cabin situated right in the sounds. Absolutely stunning. Lately I’ve been so interested in just getting lost in nature and being completely present. The weekend was filled with gratitude, laughs, and just relaxing. No cell phone service so we really got to unplug and enjoy each other.
My goal is to start posting more- more on the topics of gratitude, presence, and wellbeing. I also want to bring my life adventures and travel into the mix. Soooo keep an eye out! X