Deciding to step off the conveyor

Walking in to work one day, looking down at my phone checking out my Facebook social feed, trying to delay the start of the working day even more, I saw some friends latest honeymoon pictures. They had reached Auckland. One look at the Sky Tower, and the memories from 9 years previous, came flooding back. In the split second of getting to my desk and seeing that my colleagues still didn’t acknowledge my “Good morning!” with even a nod, I just knew, I had to get myself back down to the Southern Hemisphere.

Lunch time hadn’t even arrived and I had already logged on to BUNAC (www.bunac.org.uk) signed up and paid my fee’s to apply for the New Zealand IEP VISA.

Now, the biggest part, keeping stum. Those that know me, know silence isn’t my thing.

Fast forward to May 2013, waking up early on a Saturday morning to the post man banging on the door. My sigh’s quickly turned to cheers when he handed me my fresh new passport with an even fresher VISA placed inside.

From this moment, I started to plan my farewell to England.


6 thoughts on “Deciding to step off the conveyor

  1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu. I can only assume you are referring to colleagues many months prior to my arrival at the company. For I always acknowledge your pleasantries in the morning! Such exciting developments and I am glad you are going to be keeping us posted on your adventures on your blog. I for one am very jealous of your adventures and shall be back here to read regularly!

    1. You know exactly who i’m referring to within the team! And it’s not as though my ‘hello’ goes unheard, given the high pitched level it reaches.
      I shall try my best to keep this updated as regularly as I can, and hopefully, it’ll all be worth a read.
      Thanks for all your help ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey, from memory it was only a matter of weeks. I didn’t book my flight for 3-4 months after, as wasn’t intending on heading here until the following year. I had to apply for a new passport during the process to. So I paid for my application, then once my new passport arrived, I submitted everything. I’m sure it was only a few weeks tho… Is the application date still January time? When is your flight booked for? I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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