Awesomeness

Hello strangers!

I know I haven’t been on here for a while. But once I’ve explained why, maybe you’ll forgive me.

It’s been quite liberating, brutally selling all my possessions through car boot sales and eBay. I hope to soon have nothing but dreams and freedom to pursue them.

I’d been forward in stating my intention to go travelling. But let me show you why; I was shown the most profound 5:30 video I have ever seen. Here it is:

It spurred the thought process where I asked myself, “Have I really worked hard to make the most of this miracle I have been blessed with, to sit here and stare at these four walls?” This got me thinking, about how I was surrounded by nice materialistic things. All the things that I have been led to believe that their attainment would lead to certain happiness. But I have them and am not happy.

So, I weighed up my options. Continue with my safe but unfulfilling life, and always wonder what could have been, or face soul crushing fear. Fear of the unknown. But I realised something at this point which made it all okay; if you’re in a situation where you can’t know all the things that can go wrong, equally you cannot know all the things that could go right.

I’ve been quite privileged to be able to look back over a group of extreme situations, condensed over the last few years, and clearly see what has transpired. Applying this life lesson makes me smile even when facing the bitterest, most painful situation. I have learned that if something isn’t going your way, keep in the back of your mind that “life” is steering you toward something better. Remember, though, that it is only steering; you still need to provide the momentum to keep moving forward. Always try your best and believe in your dreams. This mindset has propelled me much further than I ever thought possible, to the start of an unimaginable dream.

On the subject of propulsion, let me fill you in on the amazing discovery I’ve made this weekend. As you may know, I am confined to a wheelchair when “out and about”. Most people can push the rims of these useful devices to propel themselves. Frustratingly, I do not have the coordination to do this.

I am quite exhausted after a weekend of propelling myself through Ashridge Woods and Stowe Gardens. I have hired a piece of equipment to test its suitability and it is simply AWESOME. It can handle most terrains, hills, is transportable (on planes for instance…) and most importantly, I CAN PROPEL IT!!!

Enter the Mountain Trike.

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This is my favourite picture from today. The beautiful catalyst responsible for showing me the life changing video pointing me to my dreams, sat on the equipment that can take me there.

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Posted on August 21, 2016, in My blog, Top Posts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 96 Comments.

  1. Great to hear from you after so long – and with such wonderful news. I love the video, the mountain trike looks brilliant and your ‘catalyst’ is beautiful. Good luck with your travel plans.

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  2. Good to hear from you Nick!!!
    I’m so heartened to hear of your positive recent experiences… may you go from strength to strength! 😍

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  3. The very best of luck on your adventures and experiences Nick 👍😃

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  4. Oh now I am excited. I get to follow you virtually on your travels! Your new ride looks awesome. The big question now is, where will you go?

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  5. Happy trails, Nick! Look foward to following you on your new wheels! 💛 Christine

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  6. That’s cool! I have a patient that this chair would be really beneficial. I’ll check it out.

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  7. You are so deserving of a great experience go out and grab it ! Love that trike!

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  8. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Nick Verron is intent on pursuing a life worth living and has found the perfect vehicle to do it in.. brilliant Nick and keep on truckin’

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  9. Enjoy your freedom! What an inspiration dude!

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  10. You rock, Nick! Go for it and realize your dreams . . . 🙂

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  11. Welcome back Nick and thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. I, too, am embarking upon my de-clutter, be ready to travel light, here in the near future – knowing, the home I will leave behind will be growing, tidy and efficient for the ‘dream’ family I already think of – as I fix this, build that, plant fruit trees, etc. 🙂 As you go, remember to look back on the trail everyonce in awhile, for someday, I shall be running to catch up, hollering, “Nick! NICK! hold on, I’m almost there! ” – – LOL Congratulations!! 🙂

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  13. Welcome back and wow that loks like an awesome mode of travel…I know you will have the best time ever….I look forward to reading about your travels and if your reach sunny Thailand there will be a cold one waiting for you! Enjoy!

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  14. Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:
    It is my pleasure to reblog this…I wish you so much luck in your travels Nick and that mode transport is awesome…

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  15. Yes! Go for the gusto, Nick. We’re rooting for you. ❤

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  16. Good on you! She is indeed beautiful and I hope that the new gadget will lead you to amazing places! Go out there and enjoy 🙂

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  17. Wonderful profound video and great post Nick. I wish you all the best as you move forward, with your new amazing ride and into your dreams.

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  18. What a wonderful option for you! It was great hearing from you again. Life is one adventure after another anyway, so why not choose your own adventure? Best wishes.

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  19. Inspirational, as always, Nick. Our lives end up full of small steps, not the giant leaps we expected, but we get there in the end!

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  20. I am still amazed by your example and will always be, Nick! Right today in less than an hour my Monday post will be published about the immense power we have inside to make such things possible. I write about a teenage girl who improved her health only by making the inner decision to do so. She was close to death, but she made it! Keep up your amazing path and never stop sharing your story, Nick!

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  21. Savour the journey Nick! Go well 🙂

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  22. Reblogged this on thehopefulherbalist and commented:
    Came through to write my blog and found this from the inspirational Nick Verron – enjoy!

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  23. Congrats to you, Nick, keep moving forward !! 💘

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  24. You’re AWESOME Nick!! Thank you for lighting up my day !!

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  25. So good to hear from you! I’ve sort of known what is going on from your Mum, and I wish you safe and mind-expanding travels, especially since now you have the wheels to take you there! Great news! Keep us all posted on your plans and experiences!

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  26. Good to hear from you, again. Get going!

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  27. Great to hear from you again, Nick. And have an awesome flight… ♥

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  28. Follow your dreams Nic, life is an adventure ,live it spectacularly xx

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  29. Wonderful post, Nick. So many people don’t learn these lessons until late in life, and some sadly never do. Possessions are nothing to the journey of the soul and you are well on your way. I love the trike and the limitlessness that it will provide you! A lovely catalyst there too 🙂

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    • I think you have hit the nail on the head! People cannot comprehend how I am grateful for what has happened to me. It’s because it forced me to learn the lesson I talk about here. And I still have time to do something about it 🙂

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  30. This is simply awesome,thank you, Nick and keep inspiring the world like you are doing and bless you and the ever newing you in you.

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  31. So happy for the progression of things and life for you Nick. Wishing you much success in your new life ventures. 🙂

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  32. Thank you for sharing that wonderful video. When it is my time to leave I will be at peace knowing that I`ve followed my dream of story telling and bringing a smile and a tear to peoples eyes. Here is a video which i often play it reflects on life the way only the Irish can. Plus it reminds me of my Dad. https://youtu.be/1AOp9c5DRzc?list=RD1AOp9c5DRzc Good luck and every God and Goddess go with you on your adventure.

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    • What a lovely song! I agree, everybody has different dreams. What constitutes a good life for one, might not work for the next. Thats such a monumental achievement, being able to say that you done what you wanted to do. Much respect and thanks coming your way 🙂

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  33. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and inspiring Video, Nick. It really makes you sit back, listen and then think.
    Wishing you much happiness and success in what awaits you. I know your dream has found you and that you will enjoy every moment of making it come true. I’ll certainly be following you in following my dream.
    Good luck my friend.

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  34. good to see you again, and with such good news! onward! beth

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  35. Nick, this is a brilliant idea, I wish you all the best in attaining the funding for the trike. As a person who is mobility impaired since the age of 34, I can appreciate the importance of being self sufficient as possible and being able to enjoy the outdoors again. 🐻 💙 🌞

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  37. Wonderful post. I’m so glad I found your blog today. ❤

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing that video, it was so inspiring!

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