Updated: Sep 10, 2019
A crazy dream 5 years ago brought to life by a new perspective and a passion to help others live a life they love.
At 15 years old I scribbled down a harebrained scheme of a grand trip around New Zealand to inspire people to chase their dreams, connect with all different kinds of people and explore my home country. I guess now 5 years later after battling from depression to coping on to loving life, the major motivation for my 100 day cycling trip around New Zealand has not changed. Through the inspiring stories shared on @The Moments of Hope and my own journey on @tommysmoment I want to show people that they can thrive, living a life they love rather than just coping especially for those battling with their mental health.
One goal: help inspire people to live a life they love.
This will be a fully self funded trip consisting of one amateur cyclist, one second hand bike, 6,000 km of road, 100 days of travel, 100 stories of hope, unknown numbers of people to connect with, unlimited opportunities for adventure and one goal to help inspire people to live a life they love.
For a more detailed view visit This Moment Here on Facebook and you can see where I am heading and when I will be in a certain area or town.
“Courage is not the absence of fear but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” - Nelson Mandela
I won't lie, there is a lot of fear for me in undertaking this journey. However, as crazy as it sounds, none of it is to do with the physical journey itself; the idea of battling uphill for hours alone on a bike or rushed meals on the side of the road and braving all weather conditions does nothing but excite me. What gives me fear is the idea of opening up my story for anyone to see and being vulnerable to all the people I meet but do not know. I have let this fear hold me back before but this time I know that I can help people so even if my message only resonates with one individual then fighting through my fear would have been more than worth it.