A few weeks ago I made it clear what I want my future to look like. I let my employer of almost 15 years, (the only employer I have ever worked for since my university part-time jobs) know of my intention to leave. It is weird knowing that all of the certainties and routines of my teaching job will be soon replaced with a role in which uncertainty, big decisions and extra responsibilities may be an everyday occurrence.
To the many outsiders looking in it may appear to be a huge leap of faith and for some, even an irresponsible decision? Why give up a good job, 12 weeks paid holidays every year, the peace of mind knowing I have a job for as long as I want it?
To those people I would say; whilst this career change is certainly not favoured by certainty, it is one driven by passion, motivation and clear thinking. And this is why I’m confident of a well-executed change.
This has not been a decision made solely by me but by the family that is Boys to the Bush. This family includes the clear thinking and business guidance offered by our Board of Directors. The family includes the other Co-Founders who have put their faith in me to further develop our programs and reach. The family includes my family who have stated they are happy if I’m happy and will support me regardless. The family includes the participants who keep coming back and their case-workers/parents who entrust us with their kids. Finally, the family is also made up of every person that gives us words of encouragement, every person that donates time, money and/or resources to aid us in giving better opportunities to our participants.
Am I nervous about this change??? Yes…
Do I fear this change??? No…
I am not naïve enough to think this new journey won’t have its bumps, I may need directions and will take some wrong turns along the way.
Success is merely a product of the journey, not the destination.

We are not changing the world, but we are changing the worlds of many…

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