I won’t have time for a carefully crafted story this week as I’m buried under an avalanche of administrative tasks to complete. I received amazing feedback about my application essay for the journalism program– supportive comments, constructive criticism, detailed emails, grammar corrections, suggestions… Thank you all so much for that! I took note of every comment and will work on the final version over the week-end.
I also finally got my residence visa granted by the New Zealand immigration offices. Yay! Nick and I had to send a heavy stack of official documents, proof of our relationship, and medical reports. The immigration officials from London were surprisingly helpful and worked much faster than we had expected. When we started attacking the millions of tiny tasks moving overseas would involve, it seemed daunting. But day by day, signature by signature, one document after the other, we’re crossing the items from the to-do list. We’re getting closer and closer- how exciting (and terrifying)!
To take a break from the admisnistration-induced stress, I picked my favorite photos from my first visit to New Zealand. My wish in sharing them here is of course to make all my friends and family want to visit.
Have you ever been to new Zealand? Do you want to go now?