Shifetober 31st

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway 
The journey ends today as my book has been officially released into the wild.
It’s been a long road to get to this point with numerous ups and downs but Big Ern pretty much summed it up best as I have learned a lot during this journey. The most important takeaway from this excursion is that I have an amazing network of family and friends, and your support, generosity and all-around awesomeness makes me grateful that I have you in my life. Thank you for everything and I will be forever in your debt for helping make one of my dreams come true. Where I go from here is a mystery but I do look forward to a new set of adventures. And for those of you still chasing your dreams – since we are on a journey theme – don’t stop believing. 
P.S. Thanks for making me cry at work this morning Lee. Your review was absolutely wonderful. A perfect way to end this chapter of my journey.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.


  1. Lee's review is brilliant... and cannot be bettered. I'm glad it all worked out for you, Matt.

  2. I agree, good review by Lee. Also loved his about the replacement meal, he should write a book too :)

    Quite a journey you've had Mr. Shife and I'm proud to say I've been able to witness it. Wishing you many more successful journeys ahead of you.

  3. congratulations on a job well done!

  4. That baby is getting after it! Does he have the audio Shife book playing?

  5. I ordered the Kindle version last weekend. I'm halfway through, have laughed often and I'm looking forward to finishing. Great work!


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