Cory Bradbury studied creative writing at Swinburne University at the age of 14. He then went on to write a novel before the end of his time at secondary college instead of studying. During this same time, he battled depression which continued for several years after leaving secondary college. This led him to the study of meditation, mindfulness and the ego, which has ultimately influenced his to this day.
Ever since entering the workforce, Cory observed the constant dissatisfaction of his co-workers and his own lack of enjoyment in the work he was doing. He changed jobs dozens of times but still failed to find the fulfilment he was looking for. In the end, he decided to leave the security of his well-paying job to pursue his passion for writing while working part-time as a barista.
A fable about standing up for yourself and living the life of your dreams.
There was a picture of how I thought my life would play out, but this is not it. I put on a brave smile for the sake of others and try to act happy about all I have achieved, but none of this is what I wanted.
All I want to do is leave everything behind and to pursue my dream, but every time I try something stops me. I am sabotaged at every turn and wherever I look someone is trying to control my life. They all have a different intention for how I should live and which path I should take - if only my opinion mattered.
Why am I not in control? Why can I not live the life I want to live? What is stopping me? Or, who is stopping me?
The Puppeteer is out there. I can feel the pull of subtle strings guiding me. But how can I fight back and reclaim my life when I do not know who it is?