I’m sitting in the Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Café in Petone, near Wellington. In front of me is a lovely tea set with a beautiful modern glass pot, kept warm by a candle. But who really cares about the tea when there are cats around you? Yes, that’s right. Cat cafés are opening up around the globe. You get to hang out with cats, getting your cuddle fix, play with them or just enjoy a cup of tea, read a book and watch the cats around you.
The moment had finally come. I returned my staff card and laptop, hugged everyone goodbye and walked out of the office building. I was free! Free of my corporate job and ready for my next big adventure. I walked home in a daze. It felt so surreal. I had a bounce in my step, as if a heavy weight had been lifted; and it wasn’t just the laptop that I didn’t have to carry home with me anymore.