With everyone in the same boat coming from all parts of the world and being painfully far from home, we have turned to each other for solace and companionship while having heaps of fun on outrageous adventures along the way. The result: the development of a supportive little community akin to family, a part of which I will always carry with me even long after I have graduated from university and moved on to different phases of life.
On top of that, taking that first big leap to come here has shown me that travelling isn’t such a scary notion after all. The world is in fact a small and easily accessible place filled with wonderful things to see and do. Breaking out of my comfort zone and taking the decision to grasp life by the horns and travel while in university (before I get bogged down with commitments of career and starting a family, eek!) was by far the best one I’ve made.
I guess what I’m saying is that something I was so sure was going to be my bane ended up becoming the best possible thing I ever could’ve imagined happening to me.
And there is never a day where I look back and regret a single thing I’ve done in regards to that.
This blog post was originally posted on the Massey University student blog Massey Vibes.
But look at me now! I’ve formed bonds with some of the best people I have ever met in my life, whose paths I have had the blessed pleasure of coming across.