Okay seriously though how is it the end of May already? I’m freaking out just a teensy bit. It is nearly the end of our first semester and that means it is nearly the end of the year and the end of my university career. Apparently time flies when you are drowning in assignments and extremely caffeinated. Anyway, it is time for another book review and this month it is a book for those of us who find this whole making-friends-as-an-adult thing a struggle (i.e. literally everyone.)
Well down here it is officially Autumn. The trees are turning red which is making my heart very happy and it’s a little too chilly to go out without a coat now. So you know what that means? It’s officially hot chocolate and dog-eared paperbacks season. I mean reading is really a year-round, any time, any place kinda thing. On the bus commute to work, underneath your desk in lectures, while running on the treadmill (haven’t tried it because I’m sure there would be multiple casualties.) But there is something about Autumn that stirs up a strong desire in my soul for cozying up with a good book.
I have written this intro like five times and each time it sounded weird and clompy so you will just have to bear with me through this one. I don’t know what you were like as a child, but I was a total princess. I was always decked out in a tutu and tiara and adorned with buckets of (plastic) jewels. I was the definition of a girly girl and well…nothing has changed. But I have learnt that it takes more than just wearing a tiara to be a princess and more than a string of pearls to be a lady.
Have you ever loved something so much it hurts? If you are a mumma then you know exactly what I’m talking about. It is the kind of love that is so strong is almost scares you. Well, that’s how I feel about my dog. This unstoppable, lovable fur-ball came into my world 11 years ago and life has never been the same. I bet any dog owner would say the same thing: Dog’s are the most precious gift. So, today we are talking about the book, “A dog’s purpose,” which basically explores the very reason why dogs are so incredible.
So, I’ve got some exciting news! I am hitting the road. This week, my brother and I are heading off on a road-trip around the South Island. If you wanna stay up to date with what we are doing then follow me on Instagram. I’m gonna do my best to share more stories with you too. One of the things I learnt on my last big holiday was that keeping a travel journal is an awesome idea. It is so much fun to look back over later and remember exactly how you were feeling and what you were doing.
How are you? I hope you had a super duper Christmas. Mine was a little bit of a bummer to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, the family, food and gifts were wonderful…but somewhere along the way I picked up a cold and it made me feel rotten. There is nothing more frustrating than eating a spoonful of ice cream drenched in chocolate sauce that you have waited the whole year for…only to discover you have lost your ability to taste food. 2016 strikes again.
The year is starting to wind down a bit and soon we will be reaching the holiday season. And you know what that means? Plenty of time to relax and de-stress or for those less fortunate, a perfect opportunity to watch mind-numbingly boring cricket with your family. Some things in life are certain…you will eat too many mince pies and regret it later, you will get into a fight with your brother about the music selection and there will be no escaping the annual boxing day cricket match (my pain is your pain remember.)