Contagious Enthusiasm

I've really come to enjoy telling friends, family and even strangers (not at random, mind you, I mean people I'm otherwise connected to) that we are moving to New Zealand. There is a wonderful two-second pause where their faces scrunch up at first as if they misunderstood me and then wide eyes and huge smiles. I should keep better track, but my guess is that 40% say "What??" and 40% say "Really??" and 10% say some version of "Oh my goodness!" Everyone has a story to tell about a friend or loved one who has gone to NZ and to the person, everyone I tell wishes me well, tells me how beautiful NZ is and shares in my excitement.

There are few instances in my life when my announcements have been received with this much support and glee. I love it.


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