Wow!! Crazy couple of weeks? I have my flights booked, passport came and now I have to apply for my visa.. Oh yeah and travel insurance.. I was little negative this evening as I thought the race director was arranging or helping to arrange my visa..then I was told that I needed to apply for one not sure what I’m going to do.. As is everything else has fallen into place I guess I just have to stick with the program?!
I was pondering this the whole of today and yesterday. The reason I am driven is because I want to prove that even though my self esteem was at an all time low, life being unemployed tough and everything that I have done seemed to be for nowt. There is always hope, opportunity and good people who believe in me.. In August last year when I was chosen as ambassador I was scared of the how’s and what ifs now I’m impatient for my passport to arrive so that I can book my flights, yes amazing who would have thought that little ole me could do something so exciting at 41 years of age??
If it wasn’t for very supportive friends and people helping me with options I don’t think I would be where I am now, honestly wouldn’t have put up a fund me campiagn but yes it had to be done.
I dislike begging, I would prefer to ask for help in the form of a small donation anything at all to help me with food and place to stay whilst over in China. Any donation will be accepted with the greatest appreciation. <a href="http://gofundme.com/dun6ah4s"please feel to Donate if you are a business you will be able to claim it all back thank you.
Time is ticking by please help me full fill a life long dream..
I was feeling really desperate and anxious a few days ago and then I saw a gofundme ..click here and I othought.. What the heck!! It was really daunting as I’m not the type of person that regularly asks for help and it’s often hard not to sound like one is begging..So I put up my details as you can see and within a few hours a very good friend donated a quarter of my goal which should cover my flights to China. I am still in shock but also so excited because I will be reaching out and touching Thegreatwall and meeting the esteemed director who has also helped me by giving me incentive and a new sense of purpose not to mention keeping me busy click here if you are interested in competing or just visiting China.
Why not join myself and Mark Pattenden for an adventure of a lifetime👍👍 href=”http://gofundme.com/dvffbewc”please don’t forget to take a look at my gofundme page thanks 👍
I used this image in one of my other blogs but it still sticks with me. It’s way past my bedtime and I guess needed to digress. Life in general, has been extremely tough for me and especially my beautiful family. So being chosen to represent has been an enormous and really positive motivator to “crack on”Please click here to see who and what I am representing. For the past four nearly five years I have been unemployed due to an unfortunate injury. However instead of letting this injury be a hindrance I have chosen to look ahead and make something with my life, I have re-educated and I am hoping to get a grant to study further.
Time difference is definitely a pain in the ass. Especially trying to coordinate with the director of “The Great Wall Marathon “ in China. I am now officially panicking as I still have to try and get people, runners, travellers to enter..after all its my way of getting over..As you all know by now I receive a small commission towards my flights and accommodation. So any suggestions at all would be gratefully accepted. So far I have my paasport costs sorted, didn’t realise that my passport would be out of date four weeks before I’m supposed to be heading to China..
Yep definitely something to remember and keep me on track;)🙏 trying to keep as positive as possible 🙆 definitely not easy but I have met some really brilliant supportive friends from all over the world 🌍. To them I say slainté (cheers)
Remember that…where there’s an up there has to be a down ⬇ 😉 If you are interested in testing your mettle or just want an adventure…then this will be an adventure of a lifetime. Every time I think of this challenge it makes my heart beat fast and the excitement mounts. It’s a new year for trying new thingsRegister and quote #777 in comments box.
Hopefully see you all in China on May 1st 2016. Please remember to leave any suggestions in my comments feed…
We all want this…All the essential things that will make the New Year a success. I’m hoping that mine will be as good as 2015.
Not long before the (take a look, maybe register) in China.
It’s New Year ‘s Eve and wow!! 2016 is just a few hours away well for some us, others are nearly there already..scary stuff. I went for my last run of 2015 and on this run,the longest since my injury.. I had time to reflect and even though the past few years have been a struggle it has all been for something special not quite sure what that is yet, but I’m optimistic that things will be for greater good.
The Great Wall Marathon my next goal and hopefully you all will join myself and Mark Pattenden for a journey to remember There are different distances so if you are not interested in doing 20000 steps then there is a half marathon distance or even a 10km hence catering for everyone. So if you aren’t a runner and want to experience The Great Wall there’s no excuses click on the link (“Join Us”) and register with #777 in the comments box.
Thank you all for an amazing year of learning and friendships long may it last..