2018 will be the biggest year of my life…
Challenge after challenge after challenge; £100,000 the target. The target that’d have used my personal story to help others across the UK.
I’m in full planning mode right now. I’m planning challenges up until May; 5 challenges in total, and meetings are now being arranged. Meetings that’ll discuss where these challenges will take place, the dates and how they’ll happen.
I’M READY FOR THIS!!!
So much is happening in my life at the moment, it’s giving me an extra motivation boost. Every time I’m given a wake up call, I realise what I need to do. I know I want to share my story. I know I want to use it to help others. I also know I want to use it to help myself.
Every challenge will help me to accept my experiences. Some experiences I haven’t told before, and some experiences I’ve shared so often on here and previously on John’s Road to Volunteering.
Life is what we make of it, and I could sit here and cry. I’ve already done that. I’ve already cried secretly in my bedroom. I now want to use it. I want to use the tears to create smiles. I want to use my smile to beam smiles in communities. I want to see communities come together.
£100,000 will create change. £100,000 will give hope. £100,000 will provide. 11 challenges over 12 months will be grueling both physically and mentally, but surely that’s worth it, if that means 1000’s of people are helped?
It’s the mindset I’ve worked with for the last 5 years. I think about the outcome, not the current state. I think about who’ll be helped at the end and how they’ll be helped. The charity sector took me in. Numerous charities both locally and nationally gave me a chance. They gave me an opportunity to help myself. They provided a platform for me to understand who I am, and it’s my time to thank them in return.
I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. I wouldn’t be who I am if I didn’t start John’s Road to Volunteering. I wouldn’t be who I am if I didn’t volunteer the way I did.
All of this builds up to my 2018. Everyday, when I’m sat at my laptop or out taking photos, I see the meaning. I feel the meaning. I experience the meaning.
The meaning of my journey is to help, to serve and to inspire. The meaning of my life is to break and build. To break and build my mind, my body and my experiences. My life experiences are a representation of who I am. I have a choice to do what I like with my experiences, and I won’t sit back. I won’t sit back knowing there’s people out there in need. I won’t sit back knowing there’s people who are in positions I was in when I started out.
People want a reason to live. People want a reason to experience. People want a reason to explore.
That reason is YOU!!!