I’ll be returning home as a permanent resident. I can’t believe I’m already calling it Home. It always felt that way but today NZ Immigration made it official, as their way of saying, “Come back home!” Today, while riding through some steep climbs, gnarly weather and gale winds, my phone rang…
“Your Permanent Residency to NZ has been granted. Congrats”
After hearing that, I totally nailed three high elevation pass, several thousand ft of climbs and bagged 70mi in the bag for the day. Rode with a heart full of joy, happiness, and gratitude!
Big hugs to all my fellow kiwi friends for making NZ feel more at home for me! Love you all so much!