Monday, 21 June 2010

Interview with an Expat - second in the series

Alison wrote the most lovely intro before she posted my interview.  You can find the intro and my interview here.  It has been a pleasure getting to (write about myself?!) explore and remember what brought me to and kept me in New Zealand. 

Al and I were discussing via email; what came out of our email chat was that sometimes we  need a friend to remind us of our own achievements and help us recognise that we do pretty well for ourselves... and it's okay to pat ourselves on the back and say "Yes, I did it; it was a bit hard; I did it well and I'm proud of myself."

Which leads me to my "grateful for" for the letter "i."  Insight.  Sometimes, we need others to give us some perspective and insight into ourselves and our own accomplishments and experiences - whatever they may be.  We need to remember not to diminish our own accomplishments, because at the end of the day, no matter what it is, it's still an accomplishment that's all your own. 

Thank you Alison, for providing me with the opportunity to gain a bit more perspective and insight into myself. 


Alison said...

Thank you SO much for participating in the interview and may I say that your answers were truly insightful! I think women especially have a hard time taking a step back and looking at all they have accomplished. As I said in my e-mail you have SO MUCH to be proud of! I think when we're caught up in our lives we don't notice all the small milestones we make everyday. Maybe it takes someone who we haven't seen in a while (or um, since uni) to notice how far we've come. Keep at it girl, you're a super-star!

Faiza said...

Perfect interview Tez! Loved reading it and love you!

Anonymous said...

You are so welcome, Al!
You have just as much to be proud of too, my friend... I'd say we're both pretty awesome! :) x

Thanks Faiza - Love you too!! x

Expat Traveler said...

Lovely interview for sure! I just had to come and check our your site. I'm in Victoria BC.

Anonymous said...

Thank you and thanks for coming over! :)


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