Looking back at my journey

Last week, I revisited my past.

4 years ago, I had no clue where I was going in life, nor was I happy with who I was as a person. I felt like a failure. A disgrace to my parents and half of the person I knew I was.

Talking last week in a chat, I got very emotional. The same thing happened to me when I spoke to my sister a few days back.


I go through a lot of emotions and this year hasn’t been any different. The last 4 years have tested me to my limit (well I think they have) and I’m still standing.

Who was the guy back at college who felt he was on his own?

I have a community around me that show me so much support and I feel my journey with every ounce of pain, and I want that to be something everyone reading this remembers.

I visited the charity my journey first started at last week and I remember the person I was as I walked through their doors trying not to crap myself with every inch of my body afraid of what would happen.

John’s Road to Volunteering is what happened. The journey started the moment I walked through the doors and in the 4 years since, I haven’t looked back.

I had a break this last year from volunteering in person to focus on growing JRTV and who would have ever thought, I’d now be a global ambassador for volunteering?

Sharing my story with charities in 6 continents has been a blessing and with every down moment, I remember who I am. Charities have classed me as a wanted man for the last few years and it’s surreal.

I was once a young guy who had no self-confidence, no direction in life and hid away from the outside world because I was afraid I’d be judged.

People are still judging me, but for the reasons I want. I dedicate my time to helping others to live the life they want and I will continue to do so.

JRTV100 is already shaping up to be the defining moment in my life and with charities already agreeing to be part of the JRTV100 project, the last 4 years of my life have been worth it.

With all the smiles brought to life, the too many bald jokes (did you know I was lacking in the hair department?) and the constant laughs with those who feel isolated and alone, John’s Road to Volunteering is much more than just my journey….

John’s Road to Volunteering creates memories.

If you need to doubt yourself in life, do it. I doubted myself and I’m now pushing my life to see where the limit is. I’m breaking down barriers to make dreams reality and to say…

All it takes is one opportunity to change your life.


One thought on “Looking back at my journey

  1. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you should write more on this topic, it
    might not be a taboo matter but typically people do not talk about these
    subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s