All posts tagged: Wellington

Wrapping Up: It’s A Start

Image: Ignacio B. Peña I wish I had more time. Invariably, this is the one consistent thought that creeps into my thoughts, time and time again. It always comes at the end of things: deadlines, holidays, relationships, courses. Times in a city you’re about to leave. I left Wellington this time last year, ready to move on and begin a new journey as a writer. But it wasn’t until I was sitting on that plane, as it started to move and the white houses set in lush green hills began to drift behind me, the plane rushing along the runway and lifting into the air, that I felt suddenly and horribly sick. As the plane took off I thought: I’m not ready to leave. At the time I thought that maybe it was some too-late epiphany dawning on me, that I was making a mistake leaving a city that had become home for me over the course of those few years; a realization in itself that hadn’t come until long after I had made the …

On the Move

Image: Ignacio B. Peña Greetings from Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m still under a week away from our first introductory workshop session, but I thought it best to write what it’s been like living in the city for what’s coming up on two weeks now. Arriving in the city still hasn’t proven to be the great big sigh of relief that some might have expected it to be; I have arrived at my destination but I am still on the move. It’s not appropriate to say that I am homeless. Indeed, it would be greatly disrespectful to the large amount of homeless people that sit on the streets here begging for money from the swathe of tourists flooding the Royal Mile. But I can easily say I’m feeling a little weary at the idea of classes coming on soon and still not being terribly sure where it is I’m going to be laying my bags down for the rest of the year. At the moment, it’s looking like I may have found a place for the 1st …