Seize the Moment: A.M. Rose Shares A Time She Faced Her Fears and Won
A few years ago, my family was lucky enough to take a cruise one summer. I didn’t get to travel much as a kid so I always think it’s special when I get to take my kids to new, exciting places. One of the stops was in Honduras and my older son adamantly wanted to go zip lining. Now, I wouldn’t say I’m scared of heights necessarily, but I’d say I’m scared of falling to my death from very high places. But like I mentioned before I wanted this trip to be special for my kids, so I agreed we could do this.
Once we got to the port, we took this old van (with no AC or windows that could roll down) with a group of strangers up a dirt road to our location. To make it all worse, when we arrived at the place to go zip lining, we had to wait over an hour for our turn because they were backed up. Which means I had an hour with my harness digging into my legs and the sweat building in my armpits waiting to potentially fall to my death.
I was seriously thinking about chickening out as we hiked to the top of the hill, and then again when our tour guide decided my family would be the first to go, oh, and we would all go together. My brain was screaming, “What are you crazy? Do you know how much weight four people is?” “And that rope isn’t very thick.” But the look of excitement on my kids’ faces was all I needed to stay quiet. And I’m glad I did.
The view was spectacular, their screams of joy and the cool breeze whipping in my face was better than anything I could’ve ever imagined. If I would’ve let my fears take over I never would’ve gotten to experience that. So my choice to seize the moment is one I hope my kids will never forget, because I sure as hell won’t.
About Road to Eugenica:
Two dimensions – And the girl who connects them.
Yesterday, Drea Smith couldn’t do anything spectacular—even walking and texting at the same time was a challenge. But today, she suddenly has more answers than Google, can speak and understand numerous languages, and she can fight. Like a boss.
Drea has no idea where her encyclopedic knowledge has come from, but she’ll take it when she discovers someone out there knows her secret and wants her badly. And that they’ve been searching for her since she was born.
Since she was created.
With the help of her best friend Dylan, who just wants to keep her safe, and Maddox, a mysterious new boy who is prepared to get her answers, Drea will have to push her new skills to their limit as she uncovers nothing is quite what it seems.
As she uncovers…Eugenica.
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A.M. Rose is the author of Road to Eugenica, and writer of young adult novels of all genres as long as they have a hint of romance, the drinker of too much coffee (with way too much coconut creamer), and lover of all carbohydrates. Currently, she lives in Houston, TX with her three boys (yes, her husband is in that count) and three cats. When she isn’t writing about swoony boys or ways for her MC to get into trouble, she is an avid reader, critiquer, (is that even a word?) and trampoline enthusiast. A.M. Rose is a graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Communication and a minor in underwater basket weaving. (Okay, maybe not the basket weaving part.)