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new zealand again….

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

New Zealand again! I could have sworn I’ve been here before, and yes its true, I have, but last time it was different. I had randomly come here without plan or friends or an idea of a clue of what this place was about, all I knew was that it wasn’t America, and I was game. Coming off the plane and heading straight to waiheke, meeting up with new and old friends and generally being enamored in the lushness and beauty of this beautiful country. I was hooked immediatley extending my visa for six months with little more than enough cash for two. I made it work, woofing at the pottery in Coromandel and later Namois at the rings road herbal dispensary, I made it my home, got settled in and stayed put mainly because of cost and because there was a wood fire kiln I was was meters from.
Little did I know, I was a enigma. A hard working woofer?! Surely kiwis like to work gardening jobs too? No deary, its left for the foreigner who want it and I made it my job to be the bitch of any close by neighbors, whom loved my knowledge of native plants and my ability to kick ass at any task. I guess most foreigner cant tell the difference from a kawa kawa to a wild ginger.. Bring it then, and they did.. in my months in the Coromandel I was busy working when I wasn’t fishing or throwing pots and goodness me I had the most wonderful time and the most wistful memories of that magical place, but I digress…
Fast forward four years later.. really three and some change but who’s counting. I had with all good intentions been planning an adventure to indonesia, but after a night at munks, and a bottle of vodka been coerced into heading to kiwiburn, and doing a little visit before I headed to the much desired archipelago
I remembered how my mates had helped me through a particularly hard time, having travelled across the world to be with a boy who turned out not to be the one… oh well, it hurt at the time as these things do, and being in a similar state, abiet a not similar situation, I agreed it would be a choice idea to let my friends help me through, and its a huge step for me to stop being so damn secretive of my heartbreak and brokeness. So I did it, I came back to New Zealand to heal a broken everything, get back on my feet and find the squirrel that everyone knows and loves. the squirrel who I dont even know if I remember, the one before the boy who turned everything upside down and made me turn away from myself, the boy who was so far broken I only focused on getting him better, trying to find the girl whom I have felt very far from being in the past year especially.
good news is I’m on the way, I’d rather not get depressed about the reason I ended up here again, or the inability for me to heal myself from my own fucked up relationships in the states, but i’ll face it, my mates make it all better and the ability I have now to be free and persue my most loved aspirations make my life really blessed and special to me now. I honestly can say I haven’t felt that way in a long time so goodness me I think its a hallauhha!
thank goodness I made the final break and saw through the bullshit and gained the strength to make it happen. thank goodness I’m here.
more upbeat adventure to come,
i promise
love jessielynn


Thursday, June 19th, 2008


we are all born with one no matter the circumstances. No matter the geological differences or states of mind,  our family surrounds us on our journey throughout our lives

they teach us lessons, give advice, and also provide a safe place for ultimate expression of our true selves, unhindered by the crushing sence of disapprovable by our peers.

also giving a space where our gifts will always bear a smile and a warm exchange will fill the air.

effortless love, for the greater whole.

Finally the answer.

As it lies in the brothers and sisters,

we meet along the way.

confirming the miracle

in everyday existance.

luv. miss jess

Oi. Oi. No excuses, I am still alive

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
  The absence of my blogging is the indication of having a very fulfilling fantastic time, the racket of internet being 6 dollars an hour in coromandel NZ is an issue too, truth of the fact is I have been ... [Continue reading this entry]

taniwha days and dirty nights

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
Oh dearie me. Fresh off the paddock I be, got a ride from a lovely fella Rich whom I met in a euroburners camp this year at the Green Man to Wellington where I'll be catching the 8 am ferry across ... [Continue reading this entry]

time to get burnin’ (kiwistyle)

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
Hey peeps. hot diggity, so everyone I spoke to before I came here was saying how much I would love it, how beautiful new zealand is, well peeps its true. all the reports are true.. the only thing I have to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Kia Ora!

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Kia Ora folks! So, yes I know, been awhile since I've been down on the blog front. No excuses here but didn't really want to bore the masses to death with the gory details of my brief under-cover super secret ... [Continue reading this entry]