The Lives & Times â€“ A Roller-Coaster Ride For the sake of explaining my journey, I have had to write about the tough times, just so you, the reader, can understand exactly what I am about, and where I have come from. It's not all bad you know, however there have been some pretty rough times, and only after hitting a final point in my life, so very very low, and almost expiring myself from this precious gift of life, did I actually awaken to purpose and this time, embraced it and got on doing something about it. It really is a story of triumph, and the story continues day by day, so please stay with it, and maybe something will strike a chord with some of you. So, to the life and times â€Ś Where I have come from, to get to the place I am at right now, would probably astound and shock most people. I have had the most eventful life you could possibly imagine. In fact, it would take a very big book indeed, to do the experiences I have been through, some kind of decent service. I will however keep it brief, because that's what this is, a biographical brief. In my years, there have been many close shaves with death, due to varying circumstances within the many varied lives I have lead, within this life. I call them lives, because at the time I was living them, I was not the person I am now. I didn't know it at the time, as I was locked into whatever scenario or comfort zone that was going on at that time, and in truth, I realise now, that for most of my life, I was lost, and without hope or purpose. Like so many others, I came from a broken home, and was brought up in the school of hard knocks, with a crushing belief system, that I was useless, worthless, and would never amount to anything ever. I had to deal with some harsh and abusive scenarios, and this followed me all through my life. My exam time and university plans, were ruined by more personal upheaval, and my path into adulthood, followed a pattern of no self confidence or belief and no direction, and abuse of one kind or another, rejections, failures and negativity, followed me and haunted my entire life since very early childhood.