When you are traveling alone you have to be comfortable with change and you have to face challenges. Your only companion is yourself, so it's up to you to shut out those negative voices in your head and make decisions for yourself.
Many people think that traveling alone is really scary and unsafe, but with the right mind-set and intuition, you'll be far away from any potential danger. New Zealand is generally a very safe place to travel. It's not riddled with disease and doesn't have any animals that can kill you.
The few things that I was really worried about at first ended up being the greatest benefits and lessons of this adventure: when you have a dream or a vision, you just have to go for it. Don't let anyone talk you out of it, no matter how silly or ridiculous your dream might appear to others. Following your passion is the only thing that will bring you happiness.
One of the things I love the most about New Zealand is the diversity of its landscapes. You can find yourself in a very dry place and after a few hours of driving you are amongst one of the wettest places on earth. New Zealand has it all!