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The alien landscape at Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park in Rotorua New Zealand

Well this is exciting, since I last posted here, I’ve quit London, had a 5 week stint travelling around Mexico, Jetman spent a month in Bologna attending the Gelato University (while I flitted between there and London), moved to Auckland NZ, found somewhere to live, started full time study for Jewellery design and am now in the budding stages of a new business venture buying and selling cool second hand clothes online.   All that in the last 9 months, no wonder it’s felt overwhelming at times.

Thankfully things are feeling a bit more settled now, I’ve begun to make new friends through my course and am absolutely loving full time study – being able to fully flex my creative muscles in an encouraging and supportive environment while learning about the wider aspects of design and developing concepts is an absolute dream come true. 

I can’t tell you how grateful I’ve been to have that in my life while coming to terms with the loss of my old life and friends that were family….I mean, the friends are still there but friendships from afar are really not the same.  FOMO is acute when you now live on the outskirts of Auckland in the burbs and your London crew are heading out to glamorous gigs on mass. Yes that’s a frivolous example, the extent of the chasm is way deeper than that but you get the picture. So yeah, the first several months were tough, there have been many ‘oh shit what have we done’ moments but I’m feeling more acclimated to the sedate pace of life here and despite the feelings of loss, am of the opinion that this was the right move; a creative life, short winters, long summers, beaches on your doorstep – from that perspective, there’s really nothing to complain about.

With the new direction that life has taken so must this blog change.  Going forward I’ll be posting about life as a mature student, jewellery making, clothes selling (or trying to – let’s see how that goes) sprinkled with musings on inspirations and life back in the old country.

I hope you’ll join me for the ride?

Laters Navigators. x


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