This site’s author has written an honest and deeply personal memoir, “The Everything Kid,” which traces a journey from a traumatic and unpredictable childhood filled with neglect, abuse, insecure attachments, and people pleasing roles, to a later life lived with healthy attachments, peace and inner strength. Along the way, the author overcame addictions to alcohol, drugs, relationships and religion.
While the reader will learn about the author’s association with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group that impacted him in various ways, this book doesn’t elaborate on the core teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses or any other belief systems. The point the author seeks to illustrate is that no one can be everything to everyone, and that each of us can be complete and whole outside of the context of an unhealthy relationship with people, religion or substances.
Acceptance of the impermanence of life is one of the keys to obtaining happiness and contentment. It’s possible to deal with struggles and difficult times when we accept where we are at any given moment, and move forward without fear of failure. We may not always be able to control our environment, but we can control our response to it.
The author’s intention is to help others through the sharing of his experiences and the ways in which he moved on from his childhood trauma and troubled early adulthood. A free download is available here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau