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at the Arts Centre. There's a few artists studios and shops, as well as a theatre, which i have yet to see, but i'll go in June for an interesting looking play

I’m becoming comfortable with the lifestyle of not working. At first it was quite hard to not have anything specific to do with my time or anything to plan my day around. But I’ve grown quite accustomed to doing nothing and being lazy…and I like it! I do a little work; 17 hrs a week. Sometimes it is three hours in the morning, sometimes four at night. And it is terribly easy. And now I live rent free. I’ve not swiped my credit card in a while. Shockingly, I checked my bank accounts the other day and had more money than I thought I did. That’s when I realized, shit man…I don’t want to work! I just want to travel. Traveling is so much more fun. It’s nice to chill out for awhile, and I like that I’m not running all over the place right now…I do feel a bit more grounded.

incase you need to know where home is...
My bags are completely unpacked and sitting under my bed empty. My clothes are in drawers and on hangers and I no longer carry toiletries to and from the bathroom. I’ll stay put for a while whether I get a job or not but there is so much more I want to see on this side of the world before I go back: Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Bali, Malaysia, and Fiji! And more of New Zealand as well. Maybe after winter I’ll look for another hostel job up in the Bay of Islands area and chill out up there for the summer. When housing is already paid for, it is a lot cheaper to live! Food is pricy, especially since I eat a TON of fruits and veggies now…and lots of yoghurt and muesli! I haven’t had pasta in weeks! For the past couple dinners I’ve been having yoghurt with cut up apples, peaches, bananas, and kiwifruit (can’t say kiwi as it has three connotations here: a New Zealander, a bird, or a fruit).
just a random castle-like building
I think, if I could just get a job for the next couple months…work through winter when the weather is chilly, then I’d be able to stop work again in the summer and so long as I can get another job working for accommodation, then I’d be able to not work until I get back to the States.

I’ve got lots of options! So fingers crossed one of them goes in my favor!

I’ll try to be less sluggish with the blog, although I’m not going too many places at the moment. Sometimes on my days off I take a bus out to some place random. Went out to the beach the other day. Tomorrow is supposed to be 21 (about 70)…warm for winter…so we (Rachel and Kara, the two oddly enough, American girls who work at the hostel as well) might head out to find more sand somewhere. The two girls are really nice, and it’s nice to have consistent roommates instead of a different face everyday. Although meeting new people everyday is fun as well. I like it here, the hostel is nice, the job is easy, the owners are really nice, and I get along well with the two other girls: we share a hatred of Shortland St (NZ’s worst show ever, but yet is always on) and a love of Friends and Flight of the Conchords.

Sweet as.

marksreynolds says:
Good for you!! Your living a life most of us can only dream of!!
Posted on: Jun 10, 2009
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at the Arts Centre. Theres a few …
at the Arts Centre. There's a few…
incase you need to know where home…
incase you need to know where hom…
just a random castle-like building
just a random castle-like building
the buildings at the arts centre
the buildings at the arts centre
worcester st, outside the arts cen…
worcester st, outside the arts ce…
a statue in the Botanic Gardens...…
a statue in the Botanic Gardens..…
the botanic gardens
the botanic gardens
a little concert at cathedral squa…
a little concert at cathedral squ…
cathedral sq
cathedral sq
the weekday markets at cathedral sq
the weekday markets at cathedral sq
THE cathedral
THE cathedral
an addition to the walk symbol o…
an addition to the "walk" symbol …
new brighton, a beach suburb of ch…
new brighton, a beach suburb of c…
new brighton beach
new brighton beach
new brighton
new brighton
MY (very pink) room!
MY (very pink) room!
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