It's finally time to head to the other side of the world. This time tomorrow, I'll be over the Pacific Ocean, ready to spend a week in Sydney Australia before heading on to Auckland. I'll be arriving in New Zealand on February 11th, and I plan on staying there for about a year.
My first couple months will be at a sustainable living community about an hour by ferry from Auckland. Check it out! http://www.earthwisevalley.org . I'll be farming, taking care of animals, and maintaining the rain forest surrounding the community. It'll be fairly secluded, but they should have Internet access so I can do updates on occasion. We'll also be taking day trips around New Zealand a few times per week, and even a week long trip somewhere at least once while I'm there.
The goal is to completely change my routine for a little while in a fun and exciting way. I hope to pick up plenty of new skills I wouldn't gain in the US as easily. If things turn out to be really awesome, I may stay there longer than a couple months. But either way, once I'm done I plan on moving to Wellington to see what living in New Zealand as a normal person is like.
This blog will hopefully be updated every week or two. I'll try to update whenever I have some interesting pictures, or a story to share. In the meantime, you know how to reach me, or can leave a comment here if you don't.