Thank you, Wellington! Thank you, New Zealand!

So, this is it. Tomorrow we will be flying back to London. Right now, I can't even think of anything to write about my life changing experience in Wellington. I am overwhelmed by everything that has happened in the last ten months. 

Until four months ago, we were considering to extend our stay in Wellington. I was even already in the process of applying for my Nursing Registration. However, it only took one person to change everything in a whim. J decided not to renew his contract with his company not entirely because of his job, but because he could no longer tolerate the bullying. As someone told me, people nowadays leave their job not because of the job, but because of the people they work with or for. And I couldn't agree with her more.

Ha, ten months. Although my life in Wellington was in no way perfect, I can confidently say that it's been the most amazing ten months of my life. New Zealand has been so wonderful, it brought so much positivity into my life.  All I can say now is that I'll probably be talking and writing about New Zealand for a very long time.

Sadly, I am not looking forward to going back to London because there is something about London that scares me. Ha, it's funny how I am now scared of the place that made me more resilient. But I know that I shouldn't let this fear hold me back because after all, I've had a good life in Wellington and this will always remind me to keep that fire burning inside me. This is the fire that allowed me to get hurt but made me more capable to love, the fire that taught me how to sacrifice, and the fire that gave me the strength to fight. This is the fire the lights up inside those who are kind, selfless and righteous. :)

So it's time to say "Cheerio, Wellington". Thank you for making me a better person than I was ten months ago. Thank you for the lessons. Thank you for the beautiful friends I have met along the way. Thank you for the many beautiful memories. Most of all, thank you for the chance to start a new life with the person I love. Just thank you.

You will always be in my heart and  I will miss you big time.

I promise to visit you again one day.

tintin x


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