About the Book
Have you ever felt trapped or lived with that emotion? It's like the very person you know within you melts away each day as hot sun liquefies a glacier. Time seems endless and yet still. Silenced to nothingness. Drifting in fragments. No control. Thoughts are stuck in her mind. She needs to expel outwards. The fear alone stops her. Time may seem silenced, but the days go on and the years gone on without her.
It was going to be the first day of the rest of her life. She stood tall and proud, strong and confident. She loved being there for people and helping them to be the best they can be. She pledged her life to serve her country, then it was all taken. It was strong powerful men that shut her down. This book is Mel's tumultuous journey of working through the emotions, pain and struggle after dealing with abuse whilst serving as the only female chaplain in the Royal Australian Navy.
Dr Melissa Baker (1970-) was born in Sydney Australia. After a very difficult start in life, her experiences influenced the way that she motivated herself towards challenges, self-confidence, and sheer determination to make a difference. Even though she was forced to leave school at 15 years of age and was homeless for a period of time, that did not stop her ability to apply herself in various careers including, graphic arts; aid & development; lecturing in adult theological education; school, police and navy chaplaincy; and research. Melissa's motivational speaking and writing started at an early age, as she wanted to encourage and support others. Her first speaking engagement was in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea at age 18. Her first book was published in 2003. Melissa has travelled extensively around the world to 51 different countries and have spoken at many events to inspire, encourage and motivate others in their lives.