Life Changing Decisions

Life-changing decisions have been a part of my life since the beginning of March this year. I am going to tell you why and how I have made these decisions.

Have you ever felt stuck in a rut? That was me at the beginning of the year! I was heading nowhere, caught up in the perceived society everybody wants and views as safe. I was restless and unfocused.

Then came this opportunity through a mutual friend. #Joburg2kili for #Qhubeka. Three months traveling up Southern Africa as part of the support crew for this expedition. Life-changing, yes! Out of the ordinary, yes! Sold! Two days later, my mind was made up; I was going to do the expedition. It has taken my family and close friends much longer to grasp the fact.

This is what I needed! I have had many hours of discussions, explaining my reasons to family and friends, which we will get to just now. This is out of the norm, at my age (28) according to them, I need a solid relationship, car, down payment on a house, looking at having a family in the near future, etc. I’m not that guy, I plan to climb Mt. Everest, hike
the Inca Trail, canoe the Zambezi River, walk the Great Wall of China, snowboard in the Swiss Alps, the list goes on. Hence, my decisions that I have made are all in line and in the planning of that!

I do not want to spend the next ten years of my life travelling the same route to work every day and living in the same city. God created a beautiful world; I am going to explore and admire His handiwork, doing whatever I can to help those that need helping!

Making these decisions are probably the hardest things I have ever done; for me, though, the best I have ever made. I leave South Africa in a few days’ time, my life after this trip is definitely uncertain. I’ve never felt happier or more focused than I have ever before because I know I am going to live doing the things I enjoy most not bound by the “rules” of society.

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