One Day I Will Tell The Truth

A little over a month ago I asked readers to guess what the acronym ODIWTTT stood for. Thank you for your valiant attempts. I’ve listed some of the guesses and the winner at the bottom of this post.

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The Calm After The Storm  –  Main Beach – Byron Bay – June 2014 – Photo – Tony Barea

One Day I Will Tell The Truth is the name of my forthcoming book and as you will have noted also the name of this post and my blog going forward. It rose out of my first visit to Byron Bay in 2014. Almost six years ago. I was there to take part in a five-day one on one retreat with my new therapist to work on “me”. I would return to Byron on numerous occasions over the next five years to continue the “work”.

The photos in this post were taken at the end of each day after some pretty intense sessions. The universe definitely had my back when it came to winding me down after some very confronting work.

It was during this time that I reflected on a lot of things, everything, and I reconnected with the young boy that had said that very line to himself on the family living room floor when he first learnt to read some 35 years earlier. One Day I Will Tell The Truth.

You’ll have to wait for the book’s release for all the details into the treatment but in the meantime, you get to enjoy these magnificent shots. For me they represent a new beginning, leaving the old behind and starting anew. It was during this time that I stopped drinking, gambling and smoking amongst other things. When I look at them it reminds me of our ability to change and to come out of crisis with a whole new perspective.

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                                                                 Stairway To Heaven                                                                               Fisherman’s Lookout – Main Beach – Byron Bay – June 2014 – Photo – Tony Barea

The winner was my friend and fellow creative Rob Stefoski from Perth.

Other notable guesses included:

Overcoming Depression In Ways That Transform Trauma – Gebe Peterson Condon One Day I Went To The Toilet – Sue Skinner One Day I Will Take The Time – Laurel Thom and Sandra Baonza  One day I Will Thank The Teacher – Francesco Vellozzi One day I Will Thank The Telephone – Adem Nadal

Contents of this post, specifically the writer’s experience with healing in Byron Bay and his childhood experiences form part of the upcoming book One Day I Will Tell The Truth.

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The Pass – Main Beach – Byron Bay – June 2014 – Photo – Tony Barea

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