Me, before being a thirdeyemom, on the South Island of New Zealand, with Mount Cook across the aquamarine lake.
I always find it hard starting a new series of posts. I find myself delaying that first step and sitting at my computer with that dreaded writer’s block trying to conjure up the enthusiasm for beginning anew.
My China posts were so easy and a pleasure to write for several reasons. First of all, the trip was recent and fresh in my mind. Second of all, I took over 800 pictures and kept meticulous pages of notes. And last of all, I traveled with a blogger’s mindset and in particular, my “third-eye” approach. I used my “third eye” to expand my horizon and search out things I wouldn’t normally see. Thus, my trip to China was by far one of the most enriching trips I’ve taken and wound up being a pleasure to write about.
I thought long and hard about whether or not I could write a series of posts on a place I visited over ten years ago. New Zealand. It was a road trip my husband and I took in November 2002. I don’t have 800 pictures. The photos all had to be scanned. And, it was a long time ago. Hmmm…..would it possible?
Yes, I decided. Why not?
What I do have is one ten-year-old handwritten journal, a photo album filled of memories and a passion for sharing my travels around the world, especially with my most favorite places like New Zealand. So why not? I am going to give it a whirl and tell you about my two weeks of heaven in Middle Earth, the land of The Lord of the Rings. A place that captured my heart and soul and ranked one of the top trips of all time.
After reading this series of posts you will agree that New Zealand is one of the loveliest places on earth. And I can’t wait to share it with you!