"I deeply believe that there is growth and life and miracles outside of our comfort zones and that people frequently miss out on life because they cling to what is familiar;
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd, is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure.
But risk MUST be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing."
Michael, you taught me to believe in myself, to dream and to reach for what is important. Thank you for the inspiration. To all my fellow co-workers, I will miss you all immensely and to my friends and family who have supported my dreams and my actions over the last few weeks, I'm eternally thankful to have you all in my life.
My awesome administrator has made me the most amazing cake so I will share photos tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the first day of my new life, with awesome possibilitites and opportunities that await me. Oh and mum and Deb, I'm coming for a week of R&R to kick of my new life - hope you've got a spare bed.
Tears are blurring my words now and I have a big day ahead. See you all on the other side.