Seeing what’s in front of me

What do I see? I see opportunity.

I see opportunities calling my name, shouting for my presence to be known.

As you can probably tell, I’m very moment at the moment. Life is exciting with my unexpected journey, I’m travelling more for photography for John’s Road to Volunteering and life is becoming clearer.


With life becoming clearer, so is the vision. The vision is creating the path and I’m walking it. I didn’t know the path was there until it was staring me in the face.

The so-called ‘everything happens for a reason’ became apparent and the hunger appeared.

I didn’t need to act on my vision, but life is there to be lived. Life is there to be grabbed and I don’t want to look back with any regrets. I want to travel. I want to raise funds for charity. I want to thank those who’ve given me a reason to live and a reason to use that life to support others.

It’s scary, I can’t deny that. I might be super excited for what I see ahead, but boy is the amount of work needed something I don’t think I’ve ever faced. The world record back in 2015 was a lot of work, but to know I’m looking at going from one challenge to the next in a matter of days, maybe weeks, the vision is big.


The vision is big because that’s how I roll. I don’t do things on a small scale, as I get bored. Doing things on a big scale gives me the excitement and self-accomplishment I so desire.

The moment I see something and I start, the desire becomes reality. The reality becomes much greater than what I vision and then the next step is created.

I’m a planner at heart, and I love putting in the hours just for that one special moment. That one special moment where I’m standing in Aberdeen knowing I conquered 580 miles (first route distance – not confirmed) with every last inch of mental and physical effort I had, smiling at the fact I’ve walked until my hearts content, and a charity can provide so much more to the local community.

The opportunity I see is a learning opportunity. I will learn on this walk and I will learn in the meantime. Tomorrow, I’m doing the same route I walked a few weeks back (13 miles in distance), but in reverse.

The downhill route is something I’ve never been faced with previously, and I’m excited. I’m excited that my vision is coming to life and as I looked over Brighton seafront today, I truly felt like myself.


That’s the first time I’ve been able to say that in a long time!


3 thoughts on “Seeing what’s in front of me

  1. Great post! All the work you’re doing is amazing. Love the photos aswell, Brighton is definitely up there on places I want to visit! x


  2. You are doing amazing things and you will continue doing amazing work! I am so glad that after a long hard road you are able to come out and look at your future as being bright! I cant wait to observe what life has in store you John! Many blessings x



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