So what, you may be thinking, is my plan exactly? Who buys a one-way ticket and heads into the unknown, just because they can? In my head this all sounds so reasonable, but when I see the reactions on the faces of others as they hear me say it out loud I sometimes wonder… New Zealand is made up of two main islands (the North Isalnd, Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, Te Waka-a-Māui), so I’m flying into Auckland (the largest city in NZ) and then taking a 10 day tour of the North Island. For the month of April I’ve taken a home and pet-sitting assignment in Christchurch, which is on the South Island. The “plan” is to be able to find some sort of employment while I have a roof over my head. If I can’t find a job, I’ll then need to decide if I stick around Christchurch and keep searching, or move on to another city and try again. I've got 6 whole weeks planned out; not much when you think of an entire year, but it's more than I had when I moved to Australia. I’ve applied with some temp agencies in Christchurch and I still receive notices of potential house sitting assignments, so I have some opportunities. I ultimately have no idea how it all will pan out. Trusting God to take care of me when I don’t have a plan is certainly not easy for a type-A personality like myself – I prefer to have everything planned out, my ducks in a row so to speak – but He showed me time, and time again, while in Australia, that He is far better at planning than I am.
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