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.