Hardship to Happiness
From the Aussie Outback to the World
About the Book
Because outback Queensland was so vast and flat, author Reece Kennedy’s little boy imagination grew as far as he could see. This imagination was slowly infused with a far-sighted awareness from which he proceeded to develop a lot of questions about the how and the why of everything. In Hardship to Happiness, Kennedy shares the story of his life beginning in the Aussie Outback to boarding school to the whole wide world. He tells what it was like riding bulls to rolling cars and living to tell the tale. He tells of marrying the girl he dreamed about, having four kids in five years, and being grateful for every minute. This memoir shares the highs, the lows, and everything in between. It’s about realizing the world can give you all you ever wanted it to, or equally, everything you wanted it not to give you. Hardship to Happiness is about a journey that started out being directed by influences and has ended up being guided by attitudes.
About the Author
Reece Kennedy was born and raised on a cattle property in outback Queensland, Australia, and is a real Australian bushman with a story of life. The outback created him but his yearning for excitement took him out of the bush and into the wide world. Kennedy and his wife, Penny, have four children. They live in southern Queensland near the east coast.