If you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that I haven’t updated in quite some time. Some of you already know that our little family has made the journey back to our second home – New Zealand. See I was born in Canada, so I consider it my first home. I met my husband in New Zealand, had my first child here and even obtained my citizenship so I consider it my second home even though I’ve probably spent the majority of my adult life in this country.
Packing up your life and flying with 2 kids to the other side of the world is no easy feat, especially when the change happened quicker than expected – can you say less than 2 months?! I’m gonna save the details around our move for another blog post…or maybe even for a book, yes the details are that crazy that I am seriously considering spinning it all into a memoir. You see everything from the time I decided to spend a year in New Zealand way back in 1999 pre-birthing hips fresh out of University til now could easily fit into a book. From moving to Auckland from Christchurch just a month shy of the first devastating earthquake to moving to New York city and giving birth to my daughter and then returning to hospital with her just days later, the many celebs I met in New York and now the return back to the land of the long white cloud, there is a book in there somewhere!
My eldest said,
Mom, I like our new home. There is so much more room here than in New York.
And that is when I knew without a doubt, even though we all miss so many faces and places from New York, our little family is going to be just fine in our new home on the other side of the world.
Their will be some changes around here while I look at rebranding and sharing my new adventures in Auckland, but most of all I’m excited about just writing again. Besides running, writing is such a release for me!
In the meantime, seeing as the holidays are coming up I’d love for you to share your tips for traveling with kids.
Heck knows I’ve got a ton of tips after several 32 hour journeys with one toddler and then this most recent trip around the world with 2, but I’m sure you’ve got your own as well for train, bus and car.
Welcome back dear readers!