Meatstock: Where Vegetarianism Comes to Die

About a month ago, I saw a poster on the side of a building advertising Meatstock. Instantly my interest was peaked. BBQ, beers, and music definitely was definitely something I wanted to be a part of. Even better is the fact that one of the ladies I work with is part of a competitive bbq …

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Finding the New Normal

Moving to a new country is stressful. Settling in a new country is even more stressful. You're trying to get used to your new surroundings, new job, new language, and your new normal. It's really exciting too because every day is a different experience and you're seeing everything with fresh eyes. Things that long term …

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The Island

Looking out across the incredibly calm ocean, my deliciously crisp New Zealand white wine  flowing across my tongue, I felt a stillness in me I hadn't felt for a long time. In that exact moment I was happy. All felt right with the world. I looked over at J, who had the same expression of sereneness on his …

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Bikes and Brews

Second day in Auckland and I'm feeling really off but I want to be out doing things so I suck it up and go. J is taking me mountain biking at Woodhill Mountain Bike Park and I'm ridiculously excited, and a bit nervous since this is my first time riding in New Zealand. No idea …

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Never Underestimate the Power of Jet Lag

After arriving in Auckland after my 14 hour flight, I thought I felt ok. A bit off, but ok. J picked me up and we went to the house we're staying at and, after realizing it was only 630 am, we decided a nap was in order before we started the day. Four hours later …

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