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Plans? What Plans?

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.

I had a plan, I had many plans. About what my life was going to be, about the person I was going to be, about where I would go, what I would do. I had oh so many plans.

I’ll tell you a secret. Out of the probable hundreds of ideas and plans I had, none of them worked out how I thought they would.

Now I’ll tell you another one. Thank God for that.


I look back at the last year of my life and I cannot even believe the amount that has happened in that time. I have traveled the world, made friends, met the love of my life, experienced things that I never thought I would get the chance to, moved to a new country, ticked things off my bucket list and so much more I couldn’t even imagine.

The only way that I got to that place was by letting go. By choosing to ignore what other people expect of me or think about what I do. I chose to let things happen and trust in my gut.

I sit here, in my home in the Philippines with my little family. The love of my life and our fur baby Luna, thinking about how I want the next year to go. I’m tempted to write lists and plans and try to decide exactly what we are going to do and when we are going to do it. But the thing is, this country is unlike any other I have experienced. The immigration process of getting him into New Zealand is going to be a challenge we cannot anticipate the length of. The plan I have made is to not make a concrete plan.

I am going to spend more time focusing on making myself healthy, losing some weight and genuinely feeling happy in myself and my situation. I am going to focus on my blog and my work and let my creative juices flow.

So I hope you’re ready for a lot of great content coming out over the next few months because I have so many ideas that I want to put into reality and I think it’s the start of a pretty awesome era in my life.


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  • Reply Peter O'Connor

    Sounds like a plan!!

    July 26, 2017 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Helen O'Connor

    Kirsten you have grown so much in the course of the last year and to think that it is not even 12 months till august! You are certainly not the same person that left NZ in August 2016, and have dealt with the challenges that life has dealt to you with such determination it makes us very proud! You are not the same person that would have thrown her hands in the air and stamped her feet several years ago (well perhaps still stamp the feet but to a different tune). Keep on keeping on!!??

    July 26, 2017 at 9:29 am
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