Spring-Snow-Sledding Time @ Mount Ruapehu!

Ruapehu, with love. This is how it feels to play out in the snow in the spring: cold but quite warm, alhamdulillah πŸ™‚

“Getting in touch” with nature is part of my get-up-and-go-remedy. By doing so, it creates a balance to the vibe I am in now. Luckily, I don’t need to face any nosebleeds or any discomfort by snow as what I had been through when I was in the USA. Here, the snow is such a friendly gal (I said here is in the context of North Island ya…belum ke South island yg bisa lebih duingin berkali-kali lipat. Well, itu nanti ajah, I still have quite plenty of time to go there, insya Allah, with my husband…and that will be more exciting I guess) πŸ™‚

With +/- 4 hours drive from Wellington, then there it goes: a very friendly snow playground. Baru bisa “catching up” Spring ini karena waktu Winter kemaren, rada “umeb” krn adjustment for re-routing my academic “stuff”. Alhamdulillah walaupun sudah agak berkurang snow nya (unlike waktu Winter kemaren yg masih tebel), it is a quite sufficient snow-play kok hehe πŸ™‚

It’s so true that a PhD journey is like no other; it is completely different from my master journey or any of my academic journey beforehand: perlu refreshing yang ndak “sembarangan” refreshing. Now, I need to “formulate” my own get-up-and-go remedy to overcome the ups and downs of this particular-unique journey: one of them is by getting in touch with nature more and taking its “vibe” to balance the negative energy which might harshly “tailing” around while I am too much preoccupied with the study. Well, playful study; studious play…maksudnya begitu hehe. And, it has been good; New Zealand is fortunately an excellent “provider” for this kind of “treatment”: by exploring nature, chances are, you are also exploring about yourself, reflecting a lot along the way πŸ™‚

Step by step, I am discovering things along the way and it has kept me engaged, alhamdulillah. New Zealand is full of surprises, love it! Hopefully I could visit Mount Ruapehu again with my husband; belajar pacaran lagi, out of our comfort zone (karena out of comfort zone ndak cuma untuk bekerja atau belajar, tapi juga untuk rediscovery of sa-ma-ra: skainah, mawadah, warahmah…aamiin yra πŸ™‚

With love from Mount Ruapehu,
Spring 2015

*abaikan ke-ungu-an sayah πŸ˜›


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