Since I am the same person Mari, I would have reacted the same thing and climbed the same mountain even I had continued to live in NZ.
Because the summit is the same, although there are some different routes to go up.
Unless our essential parts changes, me in NZ would have focused on the similar things and climbed the same mountain.
Just like I am focusing to the world issues and Japan.
Amazing, almost 40 years have passed since I left this beautiful country.
I see the time passes so fast and myself never change.
Have a good day!