Category Archives: Moving Files

From goodbye to g’day (Pt. 2)

Auckland The charming and quaint City of Sails, nestled between the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, where the bus driver went out of her way (literally) to help me figure out where I was going and where a tour of the … Continue reading

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From goodbye to g’day (Pt. 1)

LA to Auckland brought to you by: Air New Zealand 2 bags 1 carry-on Red eyes Empty rows Lorazepam White wine A half-hearted attempt at Silver Linings Playbook

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What 5 days feels like

Exciting Terrifying Surreal I feel a bit like I’m on a see-saw. On one side is total peace. The peace that comes from accumulating courtesies and coincidences that make it feel like the entirety of time and space and Oprah … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams and I may have something in common

On March 15, 2011, I walked in to work at Vinoteque for “a hot minute” to save money for my proposed move to Portland. Two years to the day later, I walk out for my impending move to Australia. “I … Continue reading

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Time Difference

I’m looking to book this one hostel that isn’t in the area that I want to be in, but is close. I was talking to my mom about it and said that it was a 30-minute walk away. “That’s a … Continue reading

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A letter to myself at 4 weeks, 4 days

It’s normal, you know. This feeling. You’ve replaced your memories of Vancouver with the  after, but the before is still in there. You know that you did this before. So you know that this–this mile-a-minute mental marathon, this forgetting to … Continue reading

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A year ago, I left the love of my life

And in 5 short weeks, I will start seeing new people cities. Dear Australia, I can’t wait for our first date! (I promise not to speak to you in rhyme the whole time…I live there.)

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