Looking back, the amazing trip I went on back in 2012 was definitely one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I remember being so caught up in studying, not being able to open myself to new experiences as well as not having the confidence to talk to new people. I was in my own little shell for a while... but I knew that the only way to get out of that was to get out of my comfort zone and try new things and that's when TBL came into my life.
If you want to do something, don't go half way, go for 200% - that's what I did, I traveled with 40 strangers around NSW and QLD to help other strangers and to be honest, it was the BEST decision that I have ever made! Not only did I make great friends on the trip, I also found my purpose in life and that is to help others who need it the most in any way that I can.
I was able to reflect on my current life choices while I was on the trip, thinking about what I had achieved, what I wanted to achieve and how I would achieve those goals.
There is a great feeling of pride and achievement in successfully completing a service project that helps so many people. The Big Lift has helped me to be a better person.
It gives me great joy to come back as a Crew member because it gives me the opportunity to witness new friendships grow. I love The Big Lift! Thankyou for all that you've done for me! Peace.
By Tim Tam Tara