As I begin this journey and try to recall my past for good or bad, I am sitting in a Donga at a camp site at the top of Australia in a place called Gove (Nhulunbuy) in the Northern Territory. We are supposed to be in a tropical paradise, but the reality is far from this. The beauty of the country is undeniable but is marred by a myriad of human issues. The earth itself is only held fast by those who are strong enough to control it, giving rise to the notion that there is always another who wants what you have.
When you think about the values of life, for me, it really only comes down to being a Christian; having a loving family; being supportive of friends; maintaining good health and understanding where the next person is coming from. The people closest to you and their wellbeing is of the utmost importance - life is short, and you only get one go at it, so adjust your mistakes as you travel and help others along the way, for at the end of the road, only God will judge our journeys.