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Happy New Me! Happy New You! Happy New Year!

31 Dec

I blinked and January 1st 2015 stood on my doorsteps. I blinked again and December 31st same year followed. Did it feel the same way to you?

There are less than 13 hours left in this year as I write this post and I’m sure they’ll pass as fast as the rest of them. I’m not lamenting, nor wishing they’d pass by faster because I’m tired of trying to get somewhere, always in search for something and always trying to achieve it. How about just be here in this very moment and enjoy it, without any plans for the next step? How about just let life and time just happen and figure out what to do as it comes? Sounds like a plan?

Ever since I began writing and publishing books I’ve been on the run, always trying to write the next page, the next chapter, the next book. Every story was another journey, another discovery of what I could do and another evolution. All these years my motto was it doesn’t matter who I am or where I come from, but what I leave behind is. I thought I have it all figured out.

Socrates, one of the biggest philosopher to ever grace humanity once said, “I am talking a crock of shit.” I had no idea this expression dated hundreds of years ago and belongs to him, but who am I to argue with him? Needless to say, after some soul searching I realized my motto was a . . . pot of smelly stuff. I had a meltdown because, if you think about it, why would what I leave behind matter more than who I am here and now in this very moment? How will I ever know if what I left behind mattered with no way of seeing it? How am I gonna enjoy it? Think Socrates; does he know how much he touched humankind? Does he know people still remember him centuries later? And if he knows, does it make a difference?

I’m not sure. Frankly I doubt with all my heart it makes any difference to him. He’s gone, like I’ll be gone one day and instead of beating myself up to leave something behind me, I’m going to learn how to live here, now and freaking enjoy it. No more worrying about tomorrow, but live today. No more five-year plans, but rather let the sun soak my skin, the air fill my lungs and the grass touch my feet. 

To A Happy New Me! To A Happy New You! To A Happy New Year (and by Golly, really mean it!!!!)


Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

31 Dec

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Dear All,

Here we are about to say goodbye to 2014, hello 2015. I don’t know about you but for me 2014 was the fastest year ever. Here was January 1st, I blinked and end of December knocked on my door. I’d like to believe it has nothing to do with my growing old…

As I sit here and ponder on what my family and I went through this year, I am hopeful that the New Year will be if not better than this one, at least as good as 2014. 

I’m a true believer that we and we alone make our own decisions, taking one step at the time and living through the aftermath of those decisions. Sometimes those decisions prove right, sometimes wrong; sometimes fear keeps us from making a decision, but life goes on and one way or another we all move forward

As a writer I could never do it without your help! I thank all of you, for your time, effort and willingness to give my books a place on your shelves and in your hearts. Over the years you became dear friends, all over the world and I’m humbled by your friendship and candor. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Wishing you and your loved ones endless joy, blessings and an amazing 2015!

Yours truly,

Camelia Miron Skiba


Happy New Year!

31 Dec

To you and yours, a warm and kind



Merry Christmas, everyone!

23 Dec

Don’t laugh but I just got my tree(s) up just  . . . now.

For the first time in my life I just wasn’t in the spirit this year, and decided until the last minute there will be no decorations. The house seemed empty, of course. Then I finished wrapping all the presents. This was the last one.

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And for some reason while holding the present I thought this is it, Christmas tree goes up. Not one, not two but three. One for Chris, one for Patrick and one for myself. 

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I guess the moral of the story is: it’s never too late. But it’s early enough I’m wishing all of you a wonderful New Year, lost of love, laughter and peace in your hearts and homes. 

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop

31 Dec

We kick off a new beginning with the Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop running from January 1st  – 7th 2013. As always this hop is hosted by Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and helped this time by Babs @ Babs Book Bistro. Thank you ladies for your hard work!

Open US ONLY for this hop I have 3 books (hard cover). Take a look at them and chose ONE. In the form below leave your preference. The winner will be announced on January 8th . The remainder of the books will be given away during the following hops, so if you want one of them, please come back for other hops and who knows, maybe you are the next lucky winner.