New decade. New promises. Vision 2020!
That was music to our ears as we kissed 2019 goodbye, ready to embark on new adventures, filled with so much promise for the year ahead. On the horizon, there were reports here and there about a dangerous virus in China, but news items mainly focused on other important issues of the day. It wasn’t long before what seemed like a problem elsewhere came knocking on our doors in all four corners of the globe. I watched, like many others, as countries, populations, businesses and livelihoods took cover from the dreaded coronavirus.
From as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of the intensity and passion that Formula 1 brings to the screen. During Formula 1 season, I always look forward to the race build-up which starts on Friday and finishes on Sunday. It will be something that I will live to love for the rest of my life!
As I wondered who I could talk to about the meaning of life as a journey, my mind immediately turned towards my old driving instructor. His name is John. You know Rod Stewart, the singer? He might as well be John’s brother, for their resemblance is striking.
When fears are grounded, dreams take flight.
After discussing what it means to take off and head towards dreams, I had a question for the pilot. We all know that when it comes to flying, there are baggage allowances, with slight variations according to airlines but in line with aviation requirements.
I’ve heard of countless people who rose from zero’s to heroes after believing in themselves and choosing to pursue their hidden or undiscovered gifts. However, I’ve seen so many people who could have been somebody’s or gone places had they not been knocked down by life’s events.
I had underestimated how far the Pilot would go with discussions about life as a journey. Knew that he was bright, sincere and wise yet somehow concluded that he wouldn’t have much to say since he dealt with most things technical.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom to parents who hail from Nigeria; the Thoughtful Pilot takes thousands of content customers to international destinations as a Commercial Pilot. His journey is one of trials, tribulations and sheer determination fuelled by a deeply rooted passion for what he does for a living; taking Boeing 737s to the skies!
Life as a journey...
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard as Ubuntu Courtyard takes you through a series of inspirational travel stories so you can reach for the stars.