One of the biggest misconceptions we face in life is believing that we have time…. We don’t!
“Is this the life you imagined? What if you were wrong?” is a 63,000 word interactive journey that both chronicles my life growing up in a poor, broken family in one of Calgary’s roughest neighborhoods and invites the reader to consider the important questions that my experiences raised for me—questions that I believe everyone needs to ask before it’s too late.
This book is about how I over came adversity and ultimately finding success and happiness. I share about:
• being raised by an abusive alcoholic father who routinely raped my mother
• taking a man’s life while a police officer in a small rural farming community in Saskatchewan
• being the target of organizational harassment
• being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after witnessing the atrocities of genocide while working with the UN in war-torn Kosovo, Yugoslavia.
It’s a story about beating the odds.
I became a high-ranking police officer with Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and was a member for 34 years. I achieved the rank of superintendent and was decorated three times for outstanding service to Canada, twice by the Government of Canada and most recently by Her Majesty the Queen. I was also formally recognized for meritorious service to the United Nations, when I was awarded the prestigious United Nations Peacekeeping medal.
This memoir will demonstrate in a very simple step by step method that life is truly a gift not to be wasted. It will encourage readers to realize that there are no “do-overs” or “rewind” buttons and that everything we experience in our lives is, in fact, what we’ve chosen to experience.
This is a story about how we can all learn to live the life we were meant to live before it was too late.