the best of times.

January 3, 2013

New Zealand has been a home away from home in so many ways since 2009. The last four years seem to have gone by in the blink of an eye, but when I think of all that's happened, all that's changed since then, 2009 seems like a lifetime ago.

I have found that the older I get, the more nostalgic I become... about nearly everything. My eyes sting with tears hiding behind them whenever I am faced with change, happy memories, or ... lets just be honest: anything really. Season finales, airport goodbyes, Auld Lang Syne... I've just learned not to think about it until it's already over and done with, I'd rather spare myself the tears. So as we packed our bags and drove out of Auckland for the very last time, I kept my mind on everything but the fact that it might be the last time I will see that skyline for a very, very long time.
(i made max pinky promise twice we'll go back)

The end of this year felt like two goodbyes in one. I say I will miss 2012, and how I will miss New Zealand, but really, it means I will miss all that came with both of those things. So many things. Yet had I not closed the chapters that came before then, I never could have had experienced all that I am grateful for now... so here's to another new beginning.

They say the future is as bright as your faith, right? So helllllo 2013! New year, new jobs, new home... Salt Lake City, here we come!


Brianna said...

Salt Lake!!! how fun! Both my sisters live there and loooove it and I love visiting them!! good luck with everything Kels!!

kylee said...

salt lake?! we should probably meet. i met your husband once, so it's only fair that i finally meet you!

Kelsie said...

@kylee - i should have added the disclaimer: i'm only moving to salt lake if i can meet kylee, since my husband has already met her too :) of course we're meeting!!!

@brianna - i miss you!! and thank you so much! i hope cali life is as dreamy as it seems :)

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