We're in the air en route to Lisbon for the first leg of a once in a lifetime journey around the world in fourteen days.
It's early and whilst the team rest up before a day exploring the city, it seems like a good opportunity to reflect on where we are at.
The finish line is in sight for us and our time at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where we've all been studying for the last four years. Every February the institution indulges in a two week festival of collaboration - CoLab. The message is simple; take risks and make something interesting happen. So we did. Here's a bit of our story that led to us to arriving at Heathrow for a four o'clock start this morning.
In life you've got to set the bar high. You've got to think big and for me that meant aiming to collaborate on the grandest scale possible. Global. As people on this planet, we are at our best when we are working together so we decided to put that theory to the test. Back in December we launched the campaign to travel the world in fourteen days whilst bringing music into the lives of people across the planet. A colossal challenge in itself but we decided to make it that little bit harder by starting out without a penny in our pockets and putting the control of the project in the hands of you at home. And so this social experiment began.
It has been a relentless two months or so getting the project to where it is today. I've written quite a bit about it; the ups and the downs. But putting all that aside, it's been the response from people worldwide that has overwhelmed us. Anything is possible and it is amazing what can be achieved when we work together on a shared goal. Sophie, Elliot and I are truly grateful for the support that we have received since launching this story. It's really surreal sitting on this flight not knowing what the next two weeks have in store for us.
What we do know however is where we're heading. The adventure is being powered by STA Travel who have provided the flights that will get us to Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and Sydney. So now it's all about sharing this experience with everyone, everywhere. We need you to tell us where to be, what to see, when to be there and everything in between so please do get in touch on Twitter or through the site - we'd love to hear from you!
I still haven't quite got my head around the fact that this is actually happening. It's incredibly early and my brain hasn't quite kicked into gear yet but I'd like to leave you with one final thought; attempt the impossible because you'll probably find out that there's no such thing.