My Raleigh Experience
Everyone in this room has had an impact on the experience I have had over the past 3 months so I have a few things to say about what this experience has meant to me.
I have laughed until my tummy hurts and cried a few tears too.
I have leapt around excited like a five year old and been as grumpy as an old man.
I have met people who will be in my life forever and people I am glad to have known if only for a short time.
I have stared up at the sky and felt there was nowhere in the world I’d rather be.
I have stared up at the sky and wished to god I was somewhere else!!!
I have seen proof time and time again of the enormous impact one human being can have on another.
I have witnessed honesty and bravery that has taken my breath away.
I have learnt some painful lessons that will help me to achieve more in the future.
I have watched friendships form and grow and been constantly impressed by the care and support that exists between the people in this room.
I have seen grit and determination etched on to many different faces.
I have been bowled over by the time, energy and effort that has been put into making someone smile.
I have seen people push through emotional and physical barriers to achieve things they would never have thought possible.
I have seen futures open up and endless possibilities shine through where before there was uncertainty.
I have made a difference to people and people have made a difference to me.
I have been part of something far huger than me, working with 48 other people from very different lives to achieve something that I believe to be amazing.
Every second has had an impact on me.
I have loved this time.