The Night My Stepfather Tried to Drown Me… [Part 2 Leaving Home]

The Night My Stepfather Tried to Drown Me… [Part 2 Leaving Home]

So there I was, unable to swim and yet knowing that, if I went back to the shore I would die anyway. I remembered seeing people swim on their backs and I just kicked my feet and moved my arms and started going further and further out into the river. I could hear my Stepfather shouting at me: “Come back! Just you wait till you come back! Come back I going to drown you like a stinking rat!” NOTE: Over the…

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The Night My Stepfather Tried to Drown Me…

The Night My Stepfather Tried to Drown Me…

The Night My Stepfather Tried to Drown Me… [Part 1 The Importance of Doing What You Love] It was November in 1974. I was only 14 years old and was sat across the desk speaking to the ‘Career Guidance Officer’ at my high school. Him: “So tell me, Chris, what kind of job do you want to do when you leave school?” Me: “Actually Sir, I don’t want a job. I’m going to work for myself.” The look on his face…

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