Chao Chile

The past month has been crazy, from leaving my first job out of uni, to packing up our apartment and leaving my second home, to head back to NZ and then onto Australia. It has all kind of happened without fully processing it, or having a decent plan, but I think that will be part of the fun.

I had been talking about this for months before it happened, and I thought I would just be fully happy but in the last 2 weeks in between running errands and closing up shop, I felt extremely sad which was unexpected. Closing this important stage in my life had a large of an effect on me. This stage was where I grew up, I left my country to live for more than 6 months, where I had real responsibilities, paid bills etc, where I didn’t know the language or anyone for that fact. Where I was off to work in my field representing my NZ firm where I had to really go out of my comfort zone and adapt.

I learnt a lot about myself, what I like and what I don’t like. I discovered a love for running in the mountains and for belly dancing. I found my calm place through yoga and developed a more reflective nature. I explored from north to south within Chile and South America. I found joy in being alone as well as being surrounded with people. And well, I know I still have a lot to learn, we always do, but I am so grateful for all the lessons I learnt in Chile.

Chile, you will always have a special place in my heart.

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