Tortoise on the Move

December 20, 2014

Everything Happens for a Reason: Six Months in Australia

Gungahlin sunset

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. – Tad Williams

I can hardly believe it, but today marks six months since I arrived in Australia. When I stepped off the plane in Sydney back in June, I knew my dream of traveling here was coming true, but I had no idea how incredible this journey would be. I’ve become part of a family and made friends I’ll have for a lifetime. I’ve recognized changes in myself that I never thought possible. And I’ve thought a lot about home.


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December 16, 2014

Gallery: New Zealand

Peak of Queenstown Hill
There’s a real purity in New Zealand that doesn’t exist in the states. It’s actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It’s a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.Elijah Wood