I’m going to jump out of chronological order because I feel like talking about a journey I went on back in Auckland.
At this point, I had been there for around two months. I was thoroughly enjoying New Zealand, although I hadn’t done much. Auckland is quite an expensive city, especially for someone not working a full time job. So I spent most of my free time relaxing or exploring the great outdoors when weather permitted.
I’ve noticed a trend in my travels, in my life, in myself. No matter the location, no matter the circumstances, at some point I always get bored with my surroundings. Various reasons are the cause of this. In the past, I have dealt with this affliction in not always the best of ways. Needless to say, after two months in Auckland combined with a few other issues surrounding me, I found myself falling into a bit of a rut. I needed something to break me out of it.
In life, we have to find a way to rediscover. Some people are afraid of change, others welcome it. Myself, I am addicted to change. I am in constant need of something new or different. While out on the road, this is easy to come by. However, settling into a certain location for any prolonged point of time can deprive you of that desired change. Routines form. Habits lock into place. You tire of things.
The solution: find something new to do. Find a way to rediscover your city, your surroundings, your life. For me, this was the Coast to Coast Walkway in Auckland.