To dare is to risk losing your footing for a while, not to dare is to risk losing your life.

-Soren Kierkegaard

Please note: while I am a mental health professional, this blog is personal. All things shared are my opinions or perspectives, and not intended to be taken as professional advice or therapeutic services.

One Year

One year ago tomorrow I was arriving in NZ with my three very large (and heavy) bags. I didn’t have a car, a permanent place to live, and I had never driven on the left hand side of the road. I had also never worked in a men’s prison before. It was the beginning ofContinue reading “One Year”

Coming Out

It’s been awhile since my last entry. I apologise for that, but to be honest, I have been struggling a bit these past few months. Most of my time and energy have been directed inward for a time of introspection and reflection (and reserved for day-to-day functioning). I also tested positive for COVID two weeksContinue reading “Coming Out”

Mid-Year Check In

We surpassed the 6 month mark on March 23, 2022. Time is so strange. On one hand it feels like we have been here for years, but 6 months doesn’t sound that long at all. We also got our application in for residency, so hopefully in the next few months our visa status will change.Continue reading “Mid-Year Check In”

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