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  • Writer's pictureNatalie R. Vice

Take Time to Dream….

The Scrapbook Series is my Dream

 

In 1977 I bought a plaque at the TG&Y in Fayette, AL. I was 12. It had an old Irish proverb written across the front. One of the lines of the proverb goes as follows:


Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star…

After spending a lifetime working, owning, and operating businesses, I finally have the chance to follow a dream. My dream is to write; it is a passion that developed from a love of reading and finally, at 50, I’m following that dream. So, what did I choose to write? A fiction series entitled “Women of the Ozarks, The Scrapbook Series”.


This book series is set in the Ozark Mountains, in the fictional town of Polk Ridge, AR, and chronicles the lives of Jorja and Regina. Children of the turbulent 60’s and 70’s, who grow up to be women of the 80’s and 90’s. It is a celebration of life from a woman’s perspective about the strength and resilience of women. Women who made beds and history. Women who raised kids and hell. Women who shattered the glass ceiling, or at times, simply found a way around it.


The opening chapters of Book 1, Tomorrow’s Promise, relate the lives of these two very different young girls, how they met, the friendship that developed, and how life’s paths can take us in completely different directions, only to reunite us later. Much later, with much to share.


I invite you to join Jo and Gina, as they laugh and cry, reunite and reminisce, and look for a way to bridge the distance between their past, their present, and their dreams for tomorrow.

For your reading pleasure, I’m also including the Old Irish Proverb in it’s entirety below:

Take time to work, it is the price of success.

Take time to think, it is the source of power.

Take time to play, it is the secret to perpetual youth.

Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.

Take time to love and to be loved, it is the privilege of the gods.

Take time to look around, the day is too short to be selfish.

Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

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