Friday, May 25, 2018

Going On An Adventure: On New Zealand, Graduating, and Adulting...?

I kissed high school goodbye last week. That was happy. Honestly the reality that I'm a graduate hasn't quite sunk in yet, but that's okay.

I felt so relieved to be done in this xD pc: my sister

I was just hired at Subway, so that'll be a new experience! I've never worked in fast food before, but the discounts are a perk. Oh yeah, that's where the adulting I mentioned comes in. Also learning to drive, budget money, etc. I'm not an adult, so I don't even know if that counts. Maybe minors aren't allowed to adult yet.  I should rename the subtitle of this post, "On New Zealand, Graduating, and PRACTICING Adulting".

Other summer plans include reading a lot, studying for the SAT, road-tripping with my family, and Netflix. Maybe I'll do something wild and crazy too, like try running. Who's to say?
Okay, segway. This school year, I am going to fly to New Zealand and live there till April. The pastor who married my parents lives there and so he was able to make arrangements with friends to host me. It'll be so interesting to meet people from a different culture and country but with a similar passion for the gospel.

Besides driving through Canada, I've never travelled internationally before, so it's a huge big plan I couldn't have concocted in a million years. But the tickets are purchased and, Lord willing, this thing is actually going down. So yeah, I'm visiting MIDDLE EARTH, y'all.

I'll make sure to post pictures and write posts to share the experience. It's pretty exciting.

Also, psa: Paddington 2 is one of the sweetest, funniest, and most satisfyingly written movies you will see this year. Go watch it and thank me.

How is your summer going? Do you have any interesting stories  or -- I don't know-- thoughts to share? Do you like olives(the correct answer is no.)? 


  1. Oh my gosh, Meredith!!!! That is SO EXCITING!!!! *in Napoleon Dynamite's voice* "Lucky!!"

    Haha, seriously, that's so cool! You go, girl!! :D And congrats on graduating, too! ;D God bless your next season of life! :D <3

    1. Hahaha, bonus points for the ND reference. :D

      Thank you Olivia!! :D How was your first year of college?

  2. Congrats on all of your accomplishments! I know you'll get the hang of "adulting" ;)

    I'm so happy for youuuuu! You HAVE to post everything about living in New Zealand! I've been thinking about going to live there for a couple of months XD I'm not old enough to do that just yet but you can never start researching too early!

    1. Thank you, Fawnabelle! I'm sure I will...eventually. xD

      Aww, thanks! I definitely plan to! Oooh, that'd be cool! What would you do there? Maybe I can give you the inside scoop. ;D

  3. Congrats on graduation! Welcome to the adult world. XD Going to New Zealand definitely sounds like an experience; God's blessings on your trip!
    My summer will consist of one class (Studies in Poetry, so that'll be interesting), hopefully more hours at my job, and honestly some mental relaxation.
    Olives, yuck. XP

    1. Thank you! :D

      Are you looking forward to the class? I know writing poetry was a slog for me when I needed to do that for school, but reading it can be fun! Hopefully all of it is fun for you. :) I hope you have a great summer!

      AMEN sister, amen.

    2. Yeah, I am. I know the class will be intense bc it's condensed into 4 weeks, but I do enjoy the subject. I've taken a couple of creative writing classes, and usually they cover poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and I've surprised myself with discovering I actually like writing creative non-fiction best, then poetry, then fiction last.
      I forgot to say, good luck working at Subway!

    3. Interesting! Creative non-fiction sounds fun. I'll probably be assigned much of all those subjects if I pursue an English major. :D

      Thank you!!

  4. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Have fun in New Zealand!!


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