Am I the only one out there who doesn’t feel like the year is coming to a close? I’m being serious. I think that being in college and then marrying a grad student who then became a professor has messed with my schedule. I think of everything in terms of school years. This year isn’t ending – it’s only halfway over! You want to celebrate the end of a year? Talk to me in May.
Speaking of May, here’s a lovely photographic reminder of where we’ll be living in a scant 4 1/2 months…
Isn’t it pretty?!
What? You want to see another picture? Okay!
And in case you’re curious, the #2 travel destination worldwide is also in New Zealand…
Queenstown, New Zealand
If you’re starting to turn into the green-eyed monster and are becoming a little jealous, let me remind you that there’s quite a bit of work and sacrifice involved in this move. We’ll be over 8,000 miles away (i.e., a 22 hour plane ride) from our families. We have to sell the majority of our belongings. I had to take a 2 day English test to prove that I can, in fact, speak, write, and comprehend English. We have to be poked, prodded, fingerprinted, and photographed. We have to give away our dog! I think it’s only fair that if you have to go through all of that, you get to end up in a beautiful place. Wouldn’t you agree?
I hope that you all have equally exciting things to look forward to for this coming year. I hope that you have a safe New Year’s Eve. I hope that you’re spending time with your loved ones. And I hope that you have a very, very happy 2010!