My Name Is … Joshua Minnick, a Douglas County High School grad and published author

Posted 6/11/18

About me I'm 18 years old and I just graduated from Douglas County High School. I have a great and loving family. There is my awesome, funny dad (Thomas Minnick); my beautiful, amazing mother (Ellen …

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My Name Is … Joshua Minnick, a Douglas County High School grad and published author

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About me

I'm 18 years old and I just graduated from Douglas County High School. I have a great and loving family. There is my awesome, funny dad (Thomas Minnick); my beautiful, amazing mother (Ellen Minnick); and my awesome, athletic, older brothers, Brett and Jake Minnick. I also couldn't forget my amazing dog Molly. I was born in New York, then moved to Kansas City and then to Colorado. I have many hobbies which include bowling and basketball. I'm a huge sports fanatic and I love any team Kansas City. I also love helping people, and I hoped to do that through the book.

Becoming a published author

With the book, I started writing it last summer. I told myself to write two pages every day. I wrote this book because I wanted to help people. I love seeing people comfortable with who they are, and I wanted to help those that weren't comfortable. I wanted to help people realize that they're such a beautiful human and can do amazing things. If they're feeling down, I wanted to help them overcome those hardships through exercises, personal stories and motivation.

The book is a motivational book titled "H.A.P.P.Y." That stands for Have, Amazement, Peace, Personal Growth, and Yes. In the book, there is exercises, quotes from others, personal stories, and motivation.

I wrote it because of my grandmother we nicknamed "Happy." She was a big part of my life and I wanted to spread her happiness to others. This was published through Createspace.com. My Aunt Kak (Kathleen Quinn), Randi Wilson, Elizabeth Arway and Mark Decker were a big help. The accomplishment of publishing it was so great. What is even a bigger accomplishment is knowing that I will help people and I can't wait to hear people's responses.

After high school

My plans for the future are, I'm attending college at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (UCCS). I'm going in to study sports management. I wanted to do something in business but wanted to incorporate my love of sports.

My advice to aspiring authors

If you want to write a book, go for it. Set up a plan and make it a goal to get it done. You won't regret it in the end. Make sure to express your creativity. You're such a unique individual and don't be scared to express yourself. Be comfortable with who you are because you're truly amazing. You can do it!

My mantra

In life, I always tell myself to be happy. You enjoy life a lot more if you look at the positives. My grandmother influenced me to live by that motto, and it makes me feel a whole lot better. Whenever I'm feeling down, I always tell myself to be happy and it makes me feel better. Happy is just big in my life, and I try to be happy to myself and others.

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