Postcard from the edge

imageI am writing this in a mountain cottage literally on the edge of a steep cliff with the most amazing view of a mountain called the Amphitheatre.

This was the stomping ground of my childhood. Many, many holidays were spent here as a child and that is part of why I’m here now. I wanted to show my own children this wonderful place as we now live a whole ocean away.

Being here has reminded me of so many things, chiefly that I am very fortunate and that there are truly amazing places in this world.

I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions. I like to reflect and adjust continuously through the year. 2014 passed by in a blur for me. I simply can’t believe it is over at midnight tonight, but if I have any reflection today, it is that I should seize the day, don’t let time pass me by because I’m concentrating on things that don’t matter, and do what makes me happy. Life is too short for anything else.

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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5 Responses to Postcard from the edge

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi, Michelle,

    What a gorgeous view! I can see why you’d share it with your children. Warm wishes for a Happy New Year!

    • Happy new year, Mary!

      Right after I posted that, a huge thunderstorm came down and there was a power failure, so I’ve been somewhat without internet access. It was wonderful, and my children really had an amazing time.

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Michelle, that’s breathtaking. Your children are so lucky to have you as a parent to show this to them. And to show them so much more.

    I love the idea of seizing the day, and I wish you many amazing days!

  3. Dale Mayer says:

    That’s a stunning vista Michelle – and a beautiful set of memories made even better by sharing them with your children! Happy New Year!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Eyes to the Soul – up for pre-order

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