99 TIMES—I have moved 99 times.

Below is my biographical timeline from my memoir, NEVER SETTLED: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood. I defined a move if everything I owned went with me and if it didn’t go with me, I no longer owned it.

Biographical Timeline

  1. Camp Pendleton, CA
  2. Fallbrook, CA
  3. Camp Pendleton, CA
  4. Griffith, IN
  5. Hobart Twp, IN
  6. Castle Rock, CO
  7. Fair Oaks, IN
  8. Paris, IL
  9. Chrisman, IL
  10. Horace, IL
  11. Leiters Ford, IN
  12. Rhinelander, WI
  13. Lavina, MT
  14. Jacksonville, FL
  15. Black Oak, IN
  16. Medora, IN
  17. Roundup, MT
  18. Bennett, CO
  19. Morocco, IN
  20. Portage, IN
  21. Elizabeth, CO
  22. Elbert, CO
  23. Savannah, GA
  24. Glenrock, WY
  25. Grant Park, IL
  26. Donovan, IL
  27. Tefft, IN
  28. Demotte, IN
  29. Crandon, WI
  30. Laona, WI
  31. Monico, WI
  32. Ingles, KS
  33. Cheyenne, OK
  34. Grover, CO
  35. Reno, NV
  36. Lovelock, NV
  37. Tucson, AZ
  38. Grover, CO
  39. Ault, CO
  40. Loving, NM
  41. Loogootee, IN
  42. Crawfordsville, IN
  43. Portage, IN
  44. Carterville, MO
  45. Avilla, MO
  46. Loogootee, IN
  47. Sterling, CO
  48. Crook, CO
  49. Stratton, CO
  50. Limon, CO
  51. Taylor, TX
  52. Huntingbird, IN
  53. Hawthorn, NV
  54. Missoula, MT
  55. Washington, IN
  56. Loogootee, IN
  57. Seymour, IN
  58. Taylor, TX
  59. Pine Bluffs, WY
  60. Cloverdale, IN
  61. Sheridan, IN
  62. McCook, NE
  63. Windfall, IN
  64. Hudson, CO
  65. Bailey, CO
  66. Grant, CO
  67. Deer Trail, CO
  68. Agate, CO
  69. Waterman, IL
  70. Ransom, IL
  71. Streator, IL
  72. Agate, CO
  73. Thornton, CO
  74. Byers, CO
  75. Byers, CO
  76. Greeley, CO
  77. Byers, CO 
  78. Deer Trail, CO
  79. Loogootee, IN
  80. Chicago, IL
  81. Deer Trail, CO
  82. Springfield, OH
  83. Granger, TX
  84. Byers, CO
  85. MCRD San Diego, CA
  86. Camp Pendleton, CA
  87. MCRD San Diego, CA
  88. Camp Pendleton, CA
  89. Del Mar, Camp Pendleton, CA
  90. Camp Johnson, Camp Lejeune, NC
  91. Camp Johnson, Camp Lejeune, NC
  92. Jacksonville, NC
  93. Camp Lejeune, NC
  94. Med Float in the Mediterranean Sea
  95. Springfield, OH
  96. Springfield, OH
  97. Springfield, OH
  98. South Charleston, OH
  99. Springfield, OH

Imagine moving nearly 80 times and living in almost 20 states before graduating high school. This is the story of a young boy growing up on the road. Shawn D. Congleton shares his account of overcoming his life’s challenges, of never settling, that included poverty, constant change, and an alcoholic and abusive father. He learned some memorable lessons along the way as he grew up in this most unforgettable experience and found hope to overcome.

Journey with him across the United States as he moves from his birthplace of Camp Pendleton, California to Indiana to Colorado and sixteen other states only to return to Camp Pendleton for Marine Corps boot camp where his life changes forever. Find the hope he found and never settle for what life throws at you!

“Readers will be glad that Shawn Congleton never settled for a life like the one in which he grew up. Now his story can give hope to hearts that are looking for a chance to be loved and to belong.” ~ Tanya Anderson, Award-Winning Author and Editor

“This memoir quickly drew me in and I found myself engulfed in the narrative.” ~ Jeremy Hudson, Pastor, Fellowship Church

“In a beautifully raw and compassionate way, Shawn invites us into his painful, yet hopeful story.” ~ Chris LeMaster, LPC

“This book, more than most others, was able to reach all five senses! It took me back on a nostalgic journey of childhood memories that I had previously tucked away.” – Todd Buck, Educator

Purchase on paperback or Kindle here. (Or read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited)

Published by Shawn D. Congleton

traveler, writer, lover of God, thinker, family dude, in no particular order

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