Before You Leave for The Big Bad World: A Guidebook to Help You Navigate to Happiness, Success & Longevity (Paperback)
This is a 130-page informative, inspirational, and entertaining Leaving Home Guidebook for young adults leaving home for the First Time to College, the Military or an away job. Written by an Iraq War Veteran and Helicopter Pilot that developed an interest in sociology and statistics and their application to happiness, success, and longevity. A perfect gift for going away. What's in this Book is most of the critical stuff a parent would want their kids to know before Leaving Home with true stories and interesting facts about a range of topics in life.
I started this book as a reference for my kids before they leave out the door for college or elsewhere. I wanted to let them know what Dad and Mom thought about keeping a moderate perspective and avoiding conflict. I also wanted to input information that could give them a better shot at living the happiest, most successful, and longest lives they could. Like many parents I have spoken to, I did not want to have regrets on something I forgot to tell my child that could have helped him or her later on. So, on a range of issues from modern science, sociology, politics, religion, relationships, and life, I laid it out there. This book is for folks who see themselves as in the middle, the ones that don't tend to take extreme positions; but rather, want to try and understand the opportunities and challenges ahead in the 21st Century. My hope is that it can help young adults do a lot better in life than they would have if they would not have gotten to read it. Many thanks to those who gave me the support to get this book written and distributed to those who need it.
Billy is an Iraq War Veteran with over eight years in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2009. He served in two deployments to the Middle East in 2005 and 2007 as a CH-46E helicopter pilot. He received Norwich University's William D. Hassett Prize in Political Science as a senior in college in 2000. His military awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Air Medal-Strike (4 Awarded), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal (Kuwait), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 Awarded), Iraq Campaign Medal(with one Bronze Service Star), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and a Boeing Rescue Citation for the evacuation of civilian casualties in Iraq in 2005. He has a BA in Political Science from Norwich University (2001) and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Consortium (2013). Billy has also worked in manufacturing for 5 years serving as a Quality Supervisor, Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Quality Manager. He has a number of certifications from Villanova University in Six Sigma and Lean. His intrigue with the latest developments in International Affairs, Sociology and Cultural Conflict, Technology and Science, Health, and Mathematics is evident in this book. He hopes the book helps to serve as an objective fall back for young adults when making life decisions.