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“It’s hard!”

Sometimes when Arden and I are talking to someone else, Nick appears to not be paying attention to the conversation.  I have wondered if he is bored or if he is having some non-generalized seizures.  Whatever the reason, he is not engaged in the conversation and then all of a sudden he will blurt out a few words or a short sentence that is profound.

That is what happened this morning.  We were talking with Arden’s brother Darren about trying to see things in a positive light when going through difficult situations.   Each of us had agreed that our responses to situations are governed by our thoughts.

Suddenly, Nick said, “It’s hard.”  I noticed what he had said, but we all kept on talking.  Again Nick said, “It’s hard.”  I turned to him and asked, “What is hard Nick?”  Darren and Arden stopped talking to hear his answer.  “It’s hard,” He paused and then continued, “It’s hard to change thoughts in your mind.”  I couldn’t believe it, he was spot on.  It is hard to change our thoughts.  It is important to try though.  What we think about impacts our perspective on our circumstances.  It can be uplifting or can drag us down.

The tone of our conversation changed after hearing what Nick had to say.  He sat there with a huge smile on his face, nodding at each of us, as we were actively discussing this concept.  He had gotten his point across.  It really was incredible.  Again I was amazed at the insight Nick had.

After 37 years, I should know by now that he is always listening and he has valuable wisdom to share.  I do believe that it is important to take the time to hear what others have to say, and I have been blessed when I have.

Life can be like riding on the merry-go-round.  Sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down.  It is important to figure out how to enjoy the ride.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.