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By Krysha Thayer
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About this project

I started college when I was 18, fresh out of high school. I struggled and I struggled and no one knew why. It was one battle after another. Then, when I was 21, I was diagnosed with Bipolar I. It gave me an answer for the problems, but it still didn't give me any solutions to them. I battled my way through college, never giving up, sometimes having to fight my schools to let me stay enrolled despite my poor grades. 

Now, here I am, 9 years later and I am within inches of the Bachelor's degree that I have worked so hard to achieve, despite my mental illness. I graduate in a few months and I have begun working on a memoir of the challenges I have faced through these difficult 9 years. 

My goal with this book is to inspire people to never give up on their goals, no matter what they are, whether they struggle with mental illness or not. This is something very near and dear to my heart and I wish to inspire people the world over to keep striving for their goals and dreams. What I need help with is the self-publishing and marketing costs associated with getting this book out there. I would deeply, from the bottom of my heart, appreciate any and all help that anyone is willing to give to help me make this dream come true. 

Risks and challenges

I am currently in school full-time scheduled to graduate in May 2014. I don't expect any delays to that as I am currently stable and have had no problems with my classes for the past year but if I were to fail a class, my graduation would be delayed by only 8 weeks as my classes work on an 8 week term schedule.

I have talked with a printer here in Vermont where I live about getting these books printed and published locally, with a possibility of going national if it gets picked up by a bigger publishing house. They already know of my graduation and writing schedule so everything should be planned for the books to be printed before November 2014, with online release to coincide.

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