My mum gave me a geography book about 15 years ago. That book changed my life.
I flipped through the pages, eager to learn more about the world I lived in.
I memorised colourful flags, read fascinating stories, and let my imagination run wild.
Then I suddenly reached the end of the book, a chapter on Australia, and it felt like the end of the world.
Where else could I find the most poisonous snakes, hopping kangaroos and fury koalas?
A Small Seed
I planted a small seed that day.
I pointed to a dot I knew nothing about. I watered my dream about living abroad.
I had no idea how I would get there, but it didn’t matter. I drew my first mental map. I was going to fly those 15 590 km one day.
“The more you want to do something, the easier it is”.
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15 years later and I started my communications degree at the University of Melbourne. I finish my degree by the end of the year.
I learned that a seed is not the end of the world. It’s just the beginning. The beginning of something much, much bigger.
What’s Your Seed?
We plant small seeds every day. Through the media we consume and the people we talk to, we discover new ways to grow.
No matter how big or small your idea is, I want you to take action on it today. It may seem scary, but you can learn to manage your fears.
Just take that first step. Write down one thing and then do it. I dare you, it’s your T-day challenge.
And remember, a seed today is a tree tomorrow. What’s your seed and what stops you from planting it? Let us know in the comments.
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