A Bildungsroman set in the US
Everyone knows how hard it is to transition from a secure lake to the unpredictable ocean.
Graduating high school is the start of the long trek a person must endure to get across the desert to reach the oasis. I, Robert "Bob" Jefferson, was no exception.
I have my faults. I was swept up in the epidemic that storms millennials to this day. I partied more than I should have. I was lazy. Not to mention how entitled I was. To be raw and honest, I was lower than dirt.
I guess it was what some like to call "rock bottom".
Graduating made me realize that claiming you will do something then doing it half-assed wasn't going to cut it. I had to stop dipping my feet in the pool, I had to dive in.
Honoring the promise I made to myself to be the best painter of my time was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but like an oyster I made a pearl out of a grain of sand.
Through hard work, hatred turned support from others, and discipline I molded my life into what I wanted it to be.
My story is not only a steaming cauldron of sexual pleasure, that was a bonus.
It is a story of going from not having a clear vision for the future to closing six figure deals with millionaires.
What some like to call a "rags to riches story".