Travis has learned many important life lessons throughout this journey. He made so many costly mistakes that it really hurt him and others around him. Travis does not feel like he is able to run a business without the help and support of someone else helping with the day to day operations of the business, Travis took money from a lot of people to provide a service and he was never able to provide the service so now his goal is to raise enough money to start paying people back the money they gave him to provide a publishing service.
This book is Travis' apology to all of those people who he hurt by taking money from without providing a service. Travis would like to pay each and every person back. His goal is to make everything right and be a good person. It turns out it was schizophrenia that was taking over Travis' life and autism was not to blame for any of his mistakes. Travis suffers from voices, hallucinations, and delusions every day which make it hard for him to function, let alone run his own business. Read this book to read Travis' apology to society about having schizophrenia and the mistakes that he made along his journey to happiness and wholeness.
Here is an excerpt from the book.
"I have come a long ways. Just a year ago I would say I am sorry because I have autism. I blamed everything on autism for so many years. But it was not the autism that was causing all of my problems and it was unfair of me to sit around and blame autism for problems that were not caused by autism. Most of my problems are likely caused by having schizophrenia. Sometimes I think I do something but I really do not do it.
Like I feel like I have paid people back what I owe them sometimes but I know it is not true because when I check my Paypal I still have not paid them back. My delusions and hallucinations during psychosis cause me to do a lot of bad things that are damaging to my reputation. I need to find a better way of coping during psychosis so that I do not destroy my entire life. One day I hope to be able to cope with schizophrenia a little better than what I am doing now but I am still learning all about it and trying to come up with ways cope with it. I think coming up with coping strategies for schizophrenia is much harder than coming up with coping strategies for autism."
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About the Author
I have overcome the greatest challenge in my life. I no longer cope with autism I live happily with it.
I have some really amazing friends and a truly inspirational and awesome best friend!
Life had always been a struggle for me until I started taking responsibility for my own life and situation. I spent a long time wanting and expecting others to fix or improve my life and make it what I wanted it to be. Truth be known, I was the only one who could and can do that.
Now I write books about autism and how I am taking responsibility for my own life. What a difference I've seen in life.
Life is what we choose to make of it.
I don't want to just be known as a guy with Autism. I want to be known as a guy who's doing something awesome with Autism!
Travis is dually diagnosed with Autism and Schizophrenia.