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What if everyone believed they could live a life of their dreams no matter where they came from or who they were? What if we knew that anything and everything is possible? If you're reading this, then I suspect that you want to know that dreams really do come true, too.
Memoir of An Ordinary Person is my story. It’s about someone you don’t know and never heard of yet, you may recognize me in yourself. It’s a story about how I created a life that I dreamt of and made it mine.
Hi! I’m Carrie KC West. When I attended the American Film Institute, it was due to my love of stories and storytelling. Stories were how I comforted myself in the madness and terror of my childhood. I endured trauma and panic from the moment I took my first breath. As a child, my family rejected me. I learned to fend for myself, sometimes with near catastrophic results. And yet, I am now a thriving successful adult. This book is the story of making peace with the people who as my family, should have protected me, but didn’t. Through understanding and healing, I built an amazing, extraordinary life. In telling my story, I want to inspire others that they can overcome anything and have a life they've dreamed of too.
After much encouragement I wrote Memoir of An Ordinary Person to share and celebrate life. I know if I didn’t go through this exploration of change, I’d either commit violent acts or hurt myself and people I love to mitigate the deep emotional pain I felt. My adventure shows that we can heal and become more of who we are, more of who we are meant to be.
If you want to receive a free preview of my story, you can go here and sign up.
If your family was a mess of dysfunction and drama, it may comfort you to know that I can relate. Your story is a shared one. On the other hand, if your life was fairly free of the chaos, I hope you'll agree that it's time to tell this story that unfortunately too many people can relate to. My book can help you understand how stories affect us, and most importantly, how stories can empower you to live a happy and fulfilling life, one that you dream of living.
How's it going?
The book is written and ready for a professional edit. Once that's done, I will get it to the publishers to get it printed and ready to go. I eventually will add an audio version but that costs a ton of money. In fact this entire process was a lot more expensive than I thought, hence the crowdfunding campaign. I won't lie to you, I never thought I'd ask for help like this, but it turns out, it's been a great part of my journey to being extraordinary.
In the meantime, I have everyone standing by to take the project forward. As soon as money comes in we're off to the races! To give you an idea of it all here's some detail:
Book Edit $4,000
Publishing and PR $12,500
That's $25,000 just to get to the launch! If this goes well, I'll do another round, but if I can get to this point, I'll be ecstatic and have all of you to thank for it!
Why am I running a crowdfund campaign?
My plan is to launch the book and bring my work on Awakening to Your Dreams to a wider audience. I want this all to happen at the same time and have learned, as you've see above, that its expensive to do it and do it well. With your help, I can get everything done at the same time. In return, I will give you the first, hot of the press book and for some of you, a free session to show you how you too can have the life you dream of. I also have other great rewards that I hope you’ll enjoy.
What you can do.
Once you sign up, I’ll send you a free preview even if you don’t do anything else right now. I want to get the word out and the way to do that is by giving you as much as I can so that you’ll be as excited about the world we can build together as I am. I’ll also share a few more of my stories. Some are quite funny; some aren’t but that’s how it goes sometimes. I’ll also send you updates on the campaign and how it’s going. I promise to only send a couple of thousand emails a day (joking).
Who am I really?
I am, as they say, an open book. I’ve rebuilt my social media footprint and am sharing probably too many photos of my puppy who runs our home and owns me and my heart. Besides, he’s a lot more interesting than my family.
You can email me and ask me anything. I’m grateful that you’ve read this far and look forward to connecting with you and sharing my story. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to share your story, too.
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Your own journal to capture your journey to an extraordinary life! This great journal is like the one I used when I started my journey to this book. I hope you'll enjoy it. And this reward also includes a copy of the book to give you the steps to getting to an extraordinary life.
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In addition to receiving a signed copy of Memoir of An Ordinary Person, you'll receive a special THANK YOU on my website and in social media. We'll also have a 30 minute zoom call to share more stories about how I changed my life. This is one of my favorite rewards as I get to meet and connect with so many great people!
Please note, there are no shipping costs for books sent in the US.
For this contribution, you'll receive Memoir, mug, journal umbrella and a special THANK YOU on my website and social media. Plus, we can get a call or Zoom to talk about the book and the process of how I changed everything in my life. It will be wonderful to meet you!
Available only in the US.
This is a special reward limited to only 5 people. In it, you'll receive Memoir, mug, journal, umbrella, a 30 minute Zoom call and an invitation to my book launch in Santa Barbara, CA. At the launch (date to be determined) I will be speaking at a local book store that's a true treasure. While I don't have a date yet, you'll get regular updates as when this event will happen.
Also, I will host a special dinner at a great local restaurant for the five people that take this reward.
Please note, that travel expenses, hotel and meals are NOT included in the reward.
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