Six years ago, I started the Radical Change as an outlet for a personal renovation and change. I was unhappy with how I was spending my life and wanted to do something about it, so quit Facebook and spent three years ticking off experiences that I wanted to have. Along the way, I had a lot of fun and changed as a person.
You can find some of my favorite adventures here, as well as some really big lessons I learnt:
- The Time I Quit Facebook
- The Time I Walked Around Melbourne, Giving Free Hugs Dressed as Cookie Monster
- The Time I Flew A Plane
- The Time I Watched The Sunrise From Mt. Buller
- The Time I Went White Water Rafting
- The Time I Rode 3000km In One Year
- What I Learnt After Quitting Facebook for Four Years
However, a lot changes in six years. I’m now married for three years, live on the other side of Melbourne than I once did and have different ideas and passions than I once did. The man who began the Radical Change in 2010 seems like a lifetime ago, with incredible amounts of water running under the bridge between them and now.
I always had this nagging suspicion that this site and community would have an end point, when my thoughts and passions would lead me to a place that didn’t quite fit the vibe of this place. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved every moment of writing here, but I think it’s not quite me anymore.
That’s the main reasons now that I’ve almost stopped posting here. When I finished the original thirty challenges I thought I had an important platform to talk about things that were important to me: change, leadership, faith and Jesus. I am still interested in those things, but the importance that I place on each of those things is very different now.
The more I read and have had my affections stirred for Jesus, the less I want to write about change without Him. That is not to say that change is not important, change is very important. It’s more that in the almost seven years since I started this site, the kind of change that I became passionate about is very different. This site was birthed in the idea that change is both important and Jesus is important, but you could probably believe one of those things and still enjoy this site. I’m just at a different place now, and so it has become increasingly hard to write within that frame of mind.
With that said, this will be the very last post I write at the Radical Change. Very soon, I will be starting a new project but more on that later. Thank you for everyone who has been a part of this from the very start, you have made this worthwhile and incredibly precious for me.