So I started off the year by deactivating Facebook. Well that’s not strictly true. I actually deactivated Facebook on New Year’s Eve. But anyway, I started off the year without the constant distraction of social media, which gave me more time to focus on publishing my first book.
A few years before I met my wife, I read a book called ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and that had me thinking differently about society in general. When my (now) father-in-law pointed me in the direction of Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero with a thousand faces’ when I first visited ten years ago, it changed my life forever.
The three years after first meeting my wife in person and dating long distance were hard. ‘The hero with a thousand faces’ became a reflection of my own ‘hero’s journey.’ Between the ages of 17 and 19 when I did most of my traveling back and forth between Britain and America, I kept journals and notepads to document my thoughts and ideas.
My little book that I just published, is a collection of some of my favorite quotes that I wrote down over those special years.
I’ve published this one first to break the ice for many other books that I am currently writing.
Each new year is whatever we make it. I choose to make this the year that I become an author. Despite whatever else is going on in the world, always try to see the positive, and to create the best possible life for yourself. We only live once, so make the most of it.