Dear Auckland

view from mission Bay Auckland New Zealand

Dear Auckland,

I had a feeling I would like you, and I was right.  For some reason, everyone told me that I’d find you boring, but that wasn’t the case at all. You made my heart fill so light and happy and full of bliss.  You made me feel so happy with the world and the people in it.  It was so nice being in a city with streets full of people singing and laughing and having fun.

I’ll miss the sailboats in your harbour sailing with such grace and dignity. I’ll miss the rolling hills and quaint seaside towns and the familiar smell of the ocean that reminded me so much of home.  I’ll miss seeing the sky tower lit up with the glow of the sunset and I’ll miss sitting on top of Mount Eden, feeling infinite as I looked down at the city.

You showed me that I am braver than I think I am. You taught me to trust myself. And I will love you forever, because even when I was afraid, you gave me the courage to fly. And that is something that no one – no one – will ever be able to take away from me.

Love Kazandra

Kazandra Pangilinan

Kazandra is probably not that different from you. She eats, sleeps,and wonders about how to make the most of this life. This blog is dedicated to the trials and triumphs she has experienced in the process of growing up in her quest to find meaning, connection and happiness.

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