Good morning, good evening and goodnight readers. My name is TK – I’m a writer, poet, entrepreneur and content creator. I write under Budd Hansen – but feel free to call me however you may know me by.
I’m running this GoFundMe campaign because I need your help. Just a quick note about me, I’m born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I reside in the part of town that’s redeveloping.
OK, everywhere is redeveloping – but what I witness around Portland is happening all over the nation. In seeing this, last year I decided to redevelop myself.
Early October 2018, I had a monumental conversation with my former boss, (now good friend. ) And up until that day I was fighting off an ocean of built up anxiety, stress, and unhappiness on the job.
I’d also made A LOT of money. I was top salesman on the floor for a while, selling aviation data in the dream industry of mine. The excitement however, hindered the other side of me who had yet to learn how to manage anxieties and fears that don’t exist. (I’m so millennial I know…)
I was fortunate to purchase a home; same color and style as the home on Dekum street in NE Portland I grew up in.
To make a long journey short, after the conversation with my boss that day, I was no longer employed. Needless the details, it gave me a full head of steaming inspiration to write into my childhood dream which brings me to you.
After a year of writing I’ve built a pretty portfolio website, traveled for storytelling, and completed two books.
Paperback version of ‘AN EYE BETWEEN MY HAIKU
’ is NOW ON AMAZON!
For the other, which I began writing last December on my 32nd birthday, ‘BOURGEOISIE I
’ is projected a late fall release!Click Here To Read More About These Books! WHY AM I BROKE?
Besides bills and food, I needed to fix myself. I spent all of last year’s savings to write and be free of my anxiety. I’ve gone back and forth on what I could’ve done different, but who cares. I’ve completed what I planned to do.
The first 30,000-word manuscript of ‘BOURGEOISIE I
’ was lost – the software program crashed. So, I rewrote it in a 60-day period. But it wasn’t ready. Since I’m here to write I gave it to beta readers to review, and in the meantime I wrote another book. Out of meditation – in just 10 days.Upon request,
I’ll personally email donors the mp3 audio
recording of ‘AN EYE BETWEEN MY HAIKU
’! And include a PDF manuscript copy of the book. (due to the paperback content and journaling format, I will not publish an eBook for this novel)BY DONATING YOU ARE HELPING ME IN WAYS I CANNOT DESCRIBE!
In the recording you’ll be able to hear my beautiful deep voice speaking my inner words of wisdom, shattering my fear of being scolded for the way I think. More importantly you’ll hear my voice develop. (AUDIO-BOOK COMING SOON!)
It’s the receipt of all the money I spent redeveloping myself. I listened to it on my way to the airport to take this pic! My biased opinion; relaxingly energetic
At 7 years old, I was riding my bike to this very spot next to PDX
to watch planes land. I'd just watch dreams take-off and land on runway 28 L off 82nd ave.WHERE ARE THE FUNDS GOING?
· My mortgage.. (Help me, help me, please…!)
· Misc. Bills
· Purchase author copies to pass out
· Food for me and my puppy
· Editing for Divine IX Trilogy: 'Bourgeois II
' and 'Boujee III
· Budd's Book Party - ‘BOURGEOISIE I’ release party (Date TBD)WITH ENOUGH DONATIONS I PLAN TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS:
· Take a day trip to the bay area to run the Golden Gate Bridge
. I’ll later publish the poetic story I created in my head on the run. (Not subject to weather)
· Travel back to the beaches and places near water I’ve ran on in the past to promote my books. Guerrilla publishing
at it's finest! (LA, Seattle, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, Hawaii....)
· Reconstruct and share the stories I wrote as a young boy growing up in Portland, Oregon.
· Mentor those with their anxiety and depression.
· Publish a poetic book in recognition of each and every donor.
· Donate to a local charity or cause.
I feel very blessed, fortunate, but not lucky about where I’m at in life. If luck is where hard work meets opportunity, then we all have a breathing chance every morning. I’d like to continue sharing with people my journey out of dark emotions and feelings.
Writing is my passion, my drive, and being able to do so for the last year has allowed me to appreciate people. Everyone for that matter.
All donors, UPON REQUEST
, will receive the mp3
audio recording of ‘AN EYE BETWEEN MY HAIKU'
and a PDF manuscript of the book.
Since GoFundMe doesn’t provide me your email, if we are connected on social media leave me a note below! I will reach out to you within 24hrs.
You can also firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will gladly respond!
Again, either way you want to support, you never know how much meaning you're bringing into LIFE itself.
‘AN EYE BETWEEN MY HAIKU
’ is NOW ON AMAZON!
Make it a great day:)
- Budd (TK)Connect with me!
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