Paul Preston

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger — something better, pushing right back.”

- Albert Camus

I found this quote years ago. I always liked the idea of an “invincible summer” from the moment I read it and it became an aspiration of mine to achieve, if not an “invincible summer” than at least a “fairly hearty spring” within myself. Having been a cynical, sarcastic, and mostly miserable gen-x bastard for most of my life, this seemed like a tall order...and it was.

But I found my summer.

One day I woke up and realized that if I didn't turn my focus inward and begin to consciously move my life in a direction of joy and enthusiasm, that I may never make it. So, I quit my job, got rid of most of my belongings, and set off on a spiritual quest that has brought me to where I am today...a much happier, relaxed, and purposeful place. It has been a long and sometimes circuitous journey and, of course, the process is ongoing, but I can tell you this: I have never been happier and more content in my entire life...and now I am chronicling the journey that brought me here in the hopes that others might find some benefit in the path I've been walking.

Over the next year, I'll be writing a book about my experiences in transformation and techniques I used to encourage, nurture, trick, and cajole my mind to change itself into a machine that can produce joy, regardless of the circumstances it finds itself in. I'll also be writing my usual "slice of life" essays and producing videos on my experiences in creating a better life, wherever you are.

By becoming a patron, you will have access to chapters of the book as I finish them, essays, videos, chats with me, and behind the scenes peeks at my process. When all is said and done, book-wise, you'll receive a digital copy of the finished work...all for just $1.00 per month!

Of course, you don't have to join in order to see content! There is no paywall. Pay as much or as little as you want. Pay nothing if you don't believe you should. And if you ever do become a patron, but decide to stop, no hard feelings. But if you're digging what I produce and you'd like to support a writer in his dream to go full all means...throw me a dollar. I promise I won't spend it at the saloon or the card table. Any help is wildly, gratefully, and sincerely appreciated!

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