Whew. That was mad. Still is, in an end-of-school, it's almost Christmas, don't have a job much longer sort of way.
Secret number one: I worked in the office of the guy who won in this electorate in the weekend.
ok so that's my only secret really. and lots of people knew it already. It meant lots of very long days, weekends, and actually quite a lot of drinking to keep me sane (is that a contradiction or what?).
But it was a total blast. Working in the office has been amazing - I have met some incredible people, been to some pretty cool places (even if they were only in the Hutt) and have a new appreciation of our society.
I even got to hang out with the now former PM a couple of times. And get her coffee. Oh the exciting life I lead.
But now my boss heads into opposition and I have plans of my own.
I am free to head off into the big wide world and take advantage of the perks of my Dutch passport. So my plan moving forward is to do a whole pile of work on this project, be a starving artist for a few months until my lease expires, and then jump on a plane to London.
It also means i have much more time for blogging.
So tonight, Matthew, I have some random bullet points:
- I don't drink coffee. I now have a two-a-day habit. My little walk across the road to Green Land below the Ministry for the Environment building is a little ray of sunshine. They are awesome. Try their afghans.
- I am going to run every day now i have the time. I am slightly more round post-campaign and none too happy about it
- I love voting.
- I love sleeping.
- I finally got my socialising groove back. I know some pretty damn cool people, and am so lucky to get to hang out with them.
- I'm sad to be back at my flat and no longer have the daily company of my family (hi mum!), who fed me and gave me a bed to sleep in for the last two weeks, and then put up with grumpy me on sunday morning.
- I love taking photos and am determined to carry my camera everywhere with me from now on.
- I think a nation is measured by the way it treats its most vulnerable. And i'm concerned the new government won't treat them so well. But good luck to them. I'll be back in 2.5 years to help win the next campaign.