Easy Tramping Near Christchurch; An Overnight to Nina Hut

Easy Tramping Near Christchurch; An Overnight to Nina Hut

This past week most of New Zealand was on holiday, celebrating Easter and commemorating Anzac day with a few well-earned days off. With the weather report looking decent, a couple of friends and I decided to find an easy overnight tramp to kickstart our holiday. We picked Nina Hut because it was only a two and a [...]

Thoughts on Getting Older and My Last Year as a Twenty-Something

Thoughts on Getting Older and My Last Year as a Twenty-Something

There's something funny about birthdays and the way they force you to take a pause, assess your surroundings, and reflect on where you've been and where you're going. This Thursday is my 29th birthday. I'd hardly consider myself a crone, but I also think it's safe to say I've FINALLY graduated from the "finding myself" [...]

Why I Started a Book Club and What I’ve Learned Along the Way

Why I Started a Book Club and What I’ve Learned Along the Way

For years, I'd wanted to join a book club. They're the perfect dichotomy. On one hand, they create safe outlets for robust intellectual discourse and on the other, they're the perfect excuse to get together with your girlfriends on a school night and drink some wine. I'd never joined a book club before because they were [...]