Everyone has been getting sick due to a mixture of traveling and constantly being busy, so it’s my turn now. It started with a runny nose, then the sore throat came, and now I can’t stop coughing (no fun). The worst part is the price of cough drops and medicine over here! I paid $5.95 for a bag of 22 cough drops and ended up borrowing medicine from my friend who got me sick (thankfully she was willing to share because I wasn’t about to spend $20 on cough medicine). Its almost midnight here and I know I need sleep in order for this cold to pass but the coughing is keeping me up, so I figured I’d blog a big to hopefully make me pass out. On the bright side, I’m finally learning not to waste things (like cough drops) and to use them when they are really needed!
On top of being sick I’ve been trying to plan out my break trip lately. I’m almost positive I’ll be missing a week of classes (oops) and going on a Kiwi Experience van all around New Zealand (the North and South Island) for 3 weeks! I’m super excited and I even bought a Camelbak bag for hiking, I’ve always wanted one but never really had a reason to spend that much (I got a nice one for 50% off, wahoo bargain shopping). I think what I’m excited the most about is that I’ll be going outside of my comfort zone and doing this adventure by myself. The main reason I’ve always wanted to study abroad is to really find myself, and I figured no better way to do that than to backpack a foreign country solo for 3 weeks! I’ll definitely meet people along the way, but it’s nice to know I’m doing this for me and nobody else. Just typing about it is getting me all excited!
I also finally went through the pictures from my camera today and uploaded some to Facebook! I’ve been meaning to do that for a few weeks now. It feels really good to be settled in here and finally able to catch up on little tasks like that (and blogging). Next comes reading for all my classes and starting my essays (they aren’t due for a few weeks, but I want to get a heads start on them to make myself feel better about missing a week of classes to travel). Well, it’s time for me to force myself to try and get some sleep without any distractions… Until next time! 🙂