17 & Life by Aidan Mc Nally
17 & Life memoir brings us all to the crossroads that we have or are facing. One story after another helps us begin to question some of what we just never considered before.
In life we have all travelled through the teenage years and remember some or have completely forgotten, some are now only amidst their own journey in what is a difficult time.
At fifteen many cultures enact rites of passage ceremonies, sweet sixteen follows quickly around the world for a young teen preparing for adulthood. Boom! 18 and a young person has just become an adult with rights to vote and consume alcohol legally and obtain a driving license, so what happened to seventeen? Why seventeen has been left aside and nobody wants to speak of what a screwed up time it is for any young person?
Through my memoir you will find some questions to try and find answers to exactly this, a thought provoking read for all who have travelled through it and those who are now slap bang in the middle of it.
Today’s world does not have much time for the awkward years nor the slow learning so with the fast pace we are faced with each day, it can be comforting to take a little time and hear another perspective which may just shape yours into a whole and other new level to where you may rightfully belong.
Thought provoking reading which makes so much sense it is really hard to believe it has not been written about before.
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About the Author
From Loughshinny, Dublin, Ireland. After many travels of the worlds towns, cities and states, anyone from loughshinny will tell you, there is no where better to grow up in the world.
Life has thrown some curveballs and it is the daily chore to fight through and continue not to allow the harsh reality bring my personal well being lower than needs to be.
The loss I have encountered is indeed many a parents worst nightmare, the loss of my two sons in two separate tragic but sudden deaths. Though I have lived a life of meeting some of the greatest human beings on the planet and have been fortunate at every turn, now it has become a normal part of living to grieve and experience loss.
I keep my babies with me everyday and have shared with the world the stories of my adventures and my darkest days. There is nothing special about me, I just see that it is what it is, some call it strength, many cannot understand. Stubborn “Irishness” is a great excuse to continue forward, ask any Irish man.
At 40 now, there is no real message or theme but to say this, to all you parents out there cherish every waking hour with your very special babies.
Born big and strong in 76, the 80’s were a great time to grow up. The protector came natural as with the larger than life personality and frame,the universe has knocked me down but I get right back up only to be knocked again and again. Accepting the facts is always tough, so we search for forgiveness to this universe everyday to break the shackles, hurt is a prison and I from a very young young age refused to be held prisoner or even conform. This is surely what has led to my winding and twisting life thus far.
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