When we don’t feel good about ourselves, telling the truth is not easy … to ourselves and to others.
In fact, we will often go out of our way to keep truths hidden because we are afraid … of what people will say or do when the truth is revealed.
This truth I have had to accept as I’ve struggled with the idea of telling the whole truth in nonfiction book rather than a fictional book.
A part of me wants the accolades for developing the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept, company, books, products, and services … all still waiting for the company’s growth and expansion to happen when the financial means makes it all possible.
Yet another part of me wants to keep the truth of how and why the concept came about because that means putting my life out there for examination in a very personal way.
Initially I tried to convey the truth in fictionalized format in a 70,000 word novel I wrote a few years ago. Developing the characters, choosing their names, and a lot of creative energy went into writing that novel. I have since pulled the novel from my ebook listing on Smashwords with the gut knowledge my story had to be told as the reality it was and is in order to demonstrate why my life was what it was and how it prepared me to be the developer, founder, and president of a social business venture dedicated to obliterating the mindset that some people matter more than others and the reasons why it is important to do so.
As a result, the transformation from novel to nonfiction has begun along with the prayer to write without blame or malice, but with compassion and humility to share my experiences that illuminate how we, consciously or not, break the spirits of so many children, teens, and adults, plus then blame them for being damaged, even broken, incapable of healing their wounds and traumas by themselves.
The other nonfiction book in process is the in-depth look at the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept and how it can serve to reduce and even eradicate the results from the negative mindset that some people are more valuable than others and the negative impact this philosophy has on all humanity, locally and globally.
Just a facing truth is difficult for us as individuals, facing the truth of humanity as a collective is just as difficult, but both need to have the light shone on them for the darkness to be illuminated.
The these two nonfiction books will shine the light and reveal our unique, individual lights and the power we generate as a collection of unique, individual lights in a world held for years in the grasp of darkness.
Stay tuned and shine bright!
Best & Blessings,
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
March 15, 2017
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016