I decided early in 2016 to quit my nine-to-five job and cycle all across South Africa to write a book. I figured I needed to do something hair-brained and down right crazy to create the back story for a book about the human spirit, surviving trials and persevering through the uphill battles of life. I want to inspire you to take on new adventures, no matter what the adventure is. Don’t wait for the perfect circumstances, or until you have enough money, or for the moment you feel you have the right ‘gear’ to make it. Just take a bold leap of faith and trust that everything will work out exactly as it should.
I am starting with what I have at my disposal, I have made things, bent things to fit, and left stuff behind to make the start of my adventure possible. As I travel, I have left more things behind, and changed a few more things. That is the beauty of a new and adventurous experience – Learning as you go. Adapting to circumstances and realizing how much stuff we can do without. And what is truly important. We are quite resilient, and resourceful creatures, us humans.
My hope is to turn my crazy adventure into the platform that defines the rest of my life, to take on new adventures and business ventures with the same determination and boldness I feel I have in heading out into the unknown on my trusty steed. Part of the adventure is giving back to people that are not able to help themselves, so some of my adventures will be charity projects in partnership with organizations and corporations to raise awareness and funds for these people. Like the plan to row the Orange River from source to mouth, or to cycle to Kilimanjaro, climb it then cycle back.
At some stage I want to start hosting tours also, giving people the chance to go on an adventure and help in the quest to inspire others and help others. But more on that later, for now, have fun reading my ravings and be inspired to rave about your own adventure.
“If people aren’t laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren’t big enough” – Grayson Marshall