I know I said that I was on a blog hiatus and I stand by that fact, but I felt the need to jump on here for a quick second.



I am absolutely blown away. I started this blog last year and never did I ever think that I would get this many followers. You guys are absolutely amazing and I’m so grateful that we get to support each other in this crazy little blogland. I mean, we have to stick together, right? Not a lot of people understand how awesome it is to share your life online.

This is my place. This is where I come to spill my guts and to write out the thoughts that are swirling around my mind. This blog is the first place I turn to when I have an idea or when I want to share my news with someone. I think of this place and of all of you. Is that crazy? I have spent so much of my life writing and creating a place for myself here that I don’t think I can walk away from it. Not yet.

I’m still reading your posts. Every. Day. Ha. Try as I might, but I can’t stay away from this place 😉 There’s something about it that keeps pulling me back. I still don’t have much to say though. The blank page still terrifies me beyond belief. I think this ‘something’ I talk about is you. You guys are the ones that keep drawing me back to this place every day. I might not be writing my own posts or comments like I did, but I’m reading. Believe me, I am reading.

What’s going on in my life?

I’m up at my parents’ house for the long weekend. Along with remembering and honouring the sacrifices that the ANZAC troops made one hundred years ago, it is also my birthday weekend. Sort of. My birthday falls on Monday, which is a public holiday. That counts as the weekend, right? It’s a tradition to come back to the campground for my birthday weekend. This is my fourth year doing it and I’m not planning on breaking tradition any time soon. Why do I like this place so much? The free booze. I’m typing this as I sip on a Black Russian, which is a deliciously magical drink made with vodka, Kahlúa and Coca Cola.

I’m also procrastinating every assignment I’ve been handed. Once again, I have to say: isn’t that what college is all about? 😉 I’m trying. I honestly am, but I feel like I’m waiting for some click moment that isn’t happening. It happened the very first day I walked into my linguistics and Spanish classes, but it feels like I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop with PR. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’m starting to get the feeling that this major might not be for me. Needless to say, my head is in a bit of a spin.

What am I planning on doing for the rest of my weekend?

I’m planning on eating my body weight in feijoa and apple tart and drinking more alcohol than I probably should 😉 Kidding, well, about the alcohol at least. I’m probably the only 20-something who isn’t in the mood to drink when it’s their 21st birthday. How weird am I? I know that I completely contradicted myself in that last sentence, but it’s the truth. I like a quiet drink by myself because I’m a weirdo, but I don’t really respond well to drinking in social situations. Anyone who is my friend in “real life” or has been following my blog for any amount of time will know exactly how much I like to drink and exactly how much trouble I can get into. This is why I have made a conscious choice to cut back on my drinking. Quite significantly.

So, what am I really doing?

Well, eating the feijoa and apple tart is nothing but the truth. I’ll also be spending a fair bit of time working on those assignments that I am doing my best to procrastinate. I will be catching up on the TV shows that I want to watch. I will be spending time with my family. I will be writing letters to my friends in Europe. I will be enjoying myself as much as possible before I have to return to the reality of classes every day, city traffic and assignment deadlines.

I promised myself that I would never really care about the numbers of this blog. I promised that I wouldn’t focus on how many posts I wrote, how many followers I had or how many comments my posts managed to generate. I promised myself and I stand by that promise, but I am still floored by how many of you want to follow the life of a girl in little ol’ New Zealand. You guys are the best and I’m so glad I’ve managed to get to know you all!


14 thoughts on “500 Followers!

    1. 500 followers is great and I’m not ungrateful or anything, but followers definitely isn’t why I got into blogging in the first place 🙂 I blog for me and followers is just a nice surprise. I’m definitely glad I have them though. I’ve had the pleasure to conned with most (or all) of them through the blogging platform and it has been amazing 🙂 I have friends from all over the world that I wouldn’t have otherwise. That is definitely the best thing about blogging 🙂 If you keep writing then the followers will come. Don’t stop writing love!


  1. I think we are the ones who are better off for having you around! So the thanks goes to you from us as well 🙂

    21st is exciting! Enjoy the hell out of it even if you aren’t getting into some of that trouble 🙂

    Congratulations and look forward to more when your schedule and mind-space allow! xoxo


    1. Haha smooth talker. Thank you though 🙂 I’m actually getting quite excited now ha. That could be due to the birthday breakfast that I’m having tomorrow though. I think I’ll be back soon. I’ve been missing this place more than I would like to admit 😉

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