Saturday, October 30, 2010

From the Office to the Ocean: taking a leap of faith for sharks

How does one define commitment to a cause? How do you know that you are doing enough? Will a donation suffice? Or perhaps some volunteering. Or does it require a career-changing epiphany?

Of course, it is all subjective, but many of us have a soft spot - and perhaps a little envy - for those who drop everything, throw caution to the wind, and devote themselves entirely to trying to make a difference.

From his office desk, David Diley reached that critical juncture where his concern for sharks and their future could no longer exist within his stable corporate lifestyle. From that conflict, an idea was borne, From the Office to the Ocean, that would document his journey, his escape, from the confines of the business world to travel and beat the drum in defense of sharks, proving these two seemingly disparate worlds have a lot in common and actually depend on each other.

Foolhardy? Reckless? Perhaps, but Mark Twain said it best over a hundred years ago,

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Wish David well in his journey and take a moment to learn more about From the Office to the Ocean.

1 comment:

OfficetoOcean said...

Thanks Richard! I really appreciate your support!