Josh’s Big Year
Josh’s Big Year follows this intrepid journey through the good and the bad and is illustrated by countless photographs of all the wild and wacky creatures so few ever get to see.
But where did this epic adventure begin? That’s easy, rock bottom. In 2012 I dropped out of school and fell into deep depression, I became suicidal and was soon diagnosed with Aspergers and OCD. I only now realized that was the best thing that ever happened to me. After battling against my situation for the better part of a year, we finally decided to embrace it in full force, using my differences to my advantage, and with the help of my parents, I began a Big Year. A Big Year is a birders tradition dating back to the 1930’s which involves identifying as many species of bird as possible within the calendar year. My goal was never to set any records, in fact it was little more than a last ditch attempt at staying alive, but in the back of my mind I always knew that I was out to make a point, to prove that with the right understanding, and the right motivation, people with Aspergers can do some pretty incredible things.
Weight 2.5 kg Dimensions 20 x 20 x 2 cm