It was too exciting. Here I was with my family, about to watch a documentary called Who's Husna. I didn't actually get a chance to see it before it aired and all I could think of was; is all going to be ok, is there going to be moments where we as a family cringe and wished we had never shared that, or, how many side nose profile shots do I have to bare!!!!
Well, all I can say is, ABC Compass, well done and thank you! What you saw is what you get peeps and if there is anything I have been reminded of from this once in a lifetime opportunity, is that staying true to you is the only way to be in life.
I don't think I expected to be inundated this week from the emails I received across the country and some of the gob smacking opportunities that have presented themselves. I feel truly humbled that Australia has embraced a simple girl with big dreams.
My personal journey of course has its own message; that there is no secret formula to living a successful and happy life, but to really hear what your inner voice says, give it some meaning and decide how that plays out in this short life that we lead.
There are so many first and second generation Australian's that really felt a connection with my story which is why it becomes so important to be comfortable with talking about life the way it is. You just never know who you are going to inspire, touch or help take their next step and this is what we should all want for each other.
Everyone has a challenge to face, everyone has a weakness, everyone has something. But it just feels that much easier when you realise more than half the people in your life and probably three quarters of the train, tram or bus you sit in to get to work everyday, is filled with people and their own stories. You may be sitting next to your life changer, your next opportunity, your life reminder, your next best friend, the answer to one of your many questions about life....who knows, but always remember...there is no such thing as a coincidence and the minute I started to look at most things in my life as 'meant to happen.' life really started to make more sense.
I have the Bureau to help me keep up to date with the weather, so when I meet people for the first time, I'm straight to third base and just want to get to know them and their stories because it means so much more than confirming that Melbourne weather definitely suffers from bi polar disorder!!!
As I said in the documentary, 'you only get one chance at life right.' My choice is to continue enjoying people and getting my reward and fuel from the stories, the connection and the fun that comes with being surrounded by amazing humans.
Where to from here.......I truly feel that I already accomplished what I set out to achieve which was, to believe in my dream, to know it can happen, to execute the vision and stay committed to the end result. I feel proud to be able to speak with conviction and to inspire others that, if a girl like me can make big things happen...anyone can!! Stay tuned...this is only the beginning!!!