Good morning, good evening and goodnight everyone,
I want to first thank you all from the WordPress community. It’s been the many people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at past WordCamps who’ve inspired me to take on new heights of writing. I continue in appreciation to my family, close friends, and former co-workers who encourage me daily never to give up on this journey.
I’m a writer, poet, entrepreneur and content creator. I write under the name Budd Hansen – feel free to call me however you know me by.The story campaign
which may have brought you here brings awareness to my journey. I had the opportunity to step away from my corporate job in October of 2018. Since then I’ve meditated daily, continued to build my portfolio site, traveled for storytelling, started two Podcasts, wrote two books, and loss 30lbs.
I’m asking for support from everyone; local communities of Portland, individuals who also feel they're on a road less traveled, and from the anxiety and depression I overcome, I'm asking for support from those who understand it. You can join me in this journey and become a new voice in my head who fuels my daily drive.What Brings Me Here?
Bravery and tenacity to leave a six-figure plus salary job for a childhood dream. Insanity to put all finances on the line to fulfill moments of anxiety.
The experience of walking a journey which no one guides you is priceless. I’ve come to terms with who I am, what makes me happy, and to accept a past, including people, I have no control over.
Through my stories I plan to share in better context my journey of self-redevelopment. Understand why I made 'bad' decisions, why I no longer care, and where my heads at today. Acceptance has been my fate – it wouldn’t have happened any other way.
I prematurely kicked off this campaign in August because I was afraid of going broke. It didn’t feel authentic to put this out there without a plan. In forgiving myself for rushing it, the 44-day story campaign is evolving by the words I add each day. Stay tuned for day 44... WHAT BOOKS HAVE I WROTE AND WHAT AM I WRITING?
Paperback version of ‘AN EYE BETWEEN MY HAIKU
’ is NOW ON AMAZON!
This is book one of a self-published creative writing series. Written in a 10-day period after coming down from the heights of anxiety and depression over this past summer for not being able to publish the first book I completed. Written out of meditation and free thought, the end provides space for readers to journal in the book as well. The process was effortless, so with the remaining four books in the series I project the cadence to change.Read More here!
is about a boy from tribal land in Africa who fixes racism on refined ‘American’ soil – think colors... This is book one of The Divine IX Trilogy
. The stories were all developed by me running up hilltops, jogging trails, working out in cold or hot weather conditions, and meditation.
I plan to give out copies at Budd’s Book Party
. If you’d like a copy of this book, please donate and I’ll reserve you one before its release date.Click Here To Read More!
I’m also working on a non-fiction relating to Human Cognitive Functional Typology.
I won’t be discussing the specifics of this book until later 2020. However, in the development of writing I’d be happy to share some
content with those who are interested. The content of this book will help improve the anxiety and depression of those who suffer.
For every donation I receive is a promise that I have another friend, family member, or supporter to look up to. Stranger or not, we experience the same feelings for the better to grow. In my journey of spiritual growth, self-redevelopment, or whatever you want to call it, I’ve learned to be all in with my emotions. This includes the emotions I plan to share with complete strangers, bringing together a better world through words for tomorrow's generation.WHERE ARE THE FUNDS GOING?
· My mortgage.. (Help me, help me, please…!)
· Misc. Bills
· Purchase author copies to pass out.
· Food for my puppy...
· Editing for The Divine IX Trilogy: 'BOURGEOIS II
' and 'BOUJEE III
· Budd's Book Party - ‘BOURGEOISIE I’ release party (Date TBD)FUTURE INITIATIVES TO BE FEATURED IN THE STORY CAMPAIGN: Go Visit www.vehicledigest.net
· A day trip to the bay area to run the Golden Gate Bridge
. I’ll later publish the poetic story I create in my head on the run. (Not subject to weather)
· Travel back to the beaches and places near water I’ve ran to promote my books. Guerrilla publishing
at its finest! (LA, Seattle, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, Hawaii, PLUS MORE!)
· Reconstruct and share the stories I wrote as a young boy while growing up in Portland, Oregon.
· Mentor others through anxiety and depression.
· Publish a poetic book in recognition of each and every donor.
· Donate to a local charity or cause.
Lastly I'd like to share this. Everyone I've spoken with in this past year are highly appreciative of where I'm at today. If all goes down hill, I might be applying for a job at your work:) To believe I have a network of people who I look up to, and get the pains of chasing a passion not many people understand, is trust in the people I know who'll protect what I stand for.
For any questions you can firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will gladly respond!
Make it a great day:)
Ps, I am looking for beta readers!Connect with me!
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