I have to say that even though my inbox is full of hundreds of unread emails, (all of which I am getting through and replying individually!), the notion that this journey is causing such positive waves for others is something that I’ll never tire of! This is what it’s all about!
With that being said, I’d like to thanks Bridget for her email that I opened only moment ago! Well done; you’re insight is really refreshing. Finding happiness is not about avoiding study, work or career, the key is balance!
“Dear Sebastian Terry,
Just recently at 9:30am today I decided to pick your published novel from my bookshelf and begin reading. It is now 1:45am and I just finished the WHOLE book! Goes to show how much I enjoyed it, seeing as I had to read the final “chapter 54″ three times because I didn’t want the book to end.
My name is Bridget. I’m 19 years old living in a small in town called Ocean Grove, Victoria. I was just e-mailing you (I know you probably get this from many individuals around the world) because your accomplishments put the world into perspective that if money was not societies centre of attention, everyone in this world can have the opportunity to live happily just like you. Reading your book initially made me reflect on my life so far. I too have been raised by loving parents, passed school with flying colours while even being elected college captain for my final year of high school. The next big step was to go to Uni, get a career and set up for the rest of my life. Having meant to have started Uni last year I instead went travelling around Europe and then supposedly setting a time to start at the beginning of this year, I had a freak accident at work delaying my study a farther 6 months (Someone doesn’t want me to go to uni!)
From your book I have decided to make life goals and a direct plan. Go to uni, get my desired qualification of assisting in society’s future so I too can be an inspiration for others and the minute I graduate I’m going to begin my 100 things list. Starting from the minute I finished that final page I have decided to grow my hair out as long as I can, then after graduation I’m therefore shaving it off for “shave for a cure.” That’s going to be the first tick to my name: Shaving my head for cancer. You are so much of an inspiration to those who believe things happen only for the “lucky” or the “privileged” ….. after all your one of us, an average aussie human.
Thank you for this honest recount of the past couple of years from your life. We are a proud nation supporting all your 100 things every step of the way! 100 things needs 100% commitment. Just so you know when you walked into the pub in England and met Dave and his mates for the first time and compared them as superheroes, with your determination and fearlessness you have become a well known superhero for everyone who cheers you on! Maybe one day you’ll even hear of my number 1- become successfull with an organisation I’m willing to create. Which by the way I was just curious what was the outcome of J-Loc? Was he able to step out into the sun, free, with a clean slate?
Thank you for taking the time to read my e-mail. It’s 2:30am and I’m looking up your website, still in awe of the amazing accomplishments you have completed within a short period of time! Congratulations,
P.s – In the next couple of years if you are still in mood of helping others complete a goal or two, I will let you know when I do shave for cure …. you could do the honours and shave all my hair off if you would like ”
Now that’s a plan if ever I heard of one!
Thanks fr sharing and good luck!
100 Things… What’s on your list?