Guest Post with author Angela Breidenbach
What were yours? Have you done them or become them?
Obviously, I didn't get to sit amongst the clouds…or did I? I suppose being a flight attendant meant I sat amongst the clouds. I often sat at the window while traveling staring at the massive clouds as we flew through them. I'm never, never bored with clouds.
I've flown around the world, lived in Spain (not quite Scotland), and traced my genealogy back seven to ten generations on most family lines. But it wasn't enough. My dream, since around the first grade or earlier, was to go to Scotland to write the stories of my people. Then I wanted to expand to Ireland, England, Sweden. That dream hasn't quite happened though I visited England for a few days once while working. And yet, the wheels are turning to bring it through to fruition…
Scotland is finally on my radar. If that one trip can be in the planning, maybe the others can happen too. In the meantime, I do a lot of research to bring those daydreams into my life and write stories about the places I want to go. Something I think makes books the most awesome daydream experience in the world, whether fiction or non-fiction. Deep in the pages, I'm whooshing off into my dreams. Deep in the pages, I'm learning more about the places I want to go and how to do the things I want to do
I hope that deep in the pages of one of my books you'll also get picked up and whooshed into your dreams. Maybe you'll learn something or keep a dream alive because you've jumped into the story and immersed yourself in it like I do.
Dreams are scary. They stretch us and make us uncomfortable. Dreams make us more daring. Once achieved, a dream makes us more confident. But it takes courage to take the leap into the unknown.
Angela Breidenbach is a bestselling author of romance through the ages and host of two shows, Historically Speaking with Angela Breidenbach and Grace Under Pressure Radio. Angela is the Christian Author Network's president. And yes, she's half of the fun fe-lion comedy duo, Muse and Writer.
The Bucket List Dare
The Bucket List Dare — Four stories of adventure…but do they dare to love too?
Four best friends—Texas A&M grads—challenge each other to revisit the bucket lists they made in college and tackle one daring item before they turn thirty. Living in different parts of the country and with birthdays on the horizon, the Aggie girls choose their adventure and work toward making it happen . . . with wonderful, unexpected results.
In Her Impossible Dream, Arabel Milligan, recently unemployed and with a new genealogical certification to her name, takes off for Scotland to discover the answer to a mysterious missing branch in her ancestral tree. By Angela Breidenbach
In What Lies Ahead, Kat Brownlee, an army veteran and amputee, has always dreamed of climbing the most challenging mountain she could find. Now that her life and body have been drastically altered—does she dare? By Pamela S. Meyers
Jojo Merritt, in Skydiving to Love, is a country veterinarian who has never jumped out of anything higher than a hayloft much less an airplane. How did that get on her bucket list? By Linda W. Yezak
Will they dare to love?
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