I’ve just published the seventh book in my autobiographical series called In Search of the Meaning of Life (An Autobiography) and this is Book Seven – The Seattle Years (Part Two). This is the story of my life from June 1978 through April 1979 and all the adventures I took part in during this 10 month portion of my life. This story and a book of philosophy I wrote that follows it, formed the basis of my decision to embark on a solo-bicycle adventure through England, Scotland, Wales and France from May through July 1979 and to maintain my focus on adventure. Here’s how I describe Book Seven:
“What do you do when life is good and seems to be getting better all the time, but you’re still not happy? What happens when your life seems to be moving in a completely wrong direction? What if changing the course of your life requires you to strip away all that you currently are for the possibility of achieving all you could possibly become? What if remaining true to yourself – to who you are as a person and to your spirit of adventure – requires you to follow your heart into the unknown without a compass or map to guide you into the future?
These were the questions I began asking myself in the winter of 1978-1979, not knowing what my future held or the direction my life should take. I didn’t know what my meaning and purpose in life was, or why I was even born to live this life in the first place. All I knew at the time was I was lost and directionless again in life, in what turned out to be my desert place meant to find myself. This is the story of how I got there and the process I took to begin finding my way out again…”
Here’s a link to my Author Page – Mark D. Jones on Amazon:
Book Nine – A Book of Philosophy will be out soon – enjoy!