THE LAKE HOUSE by Marci Nault
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Only in dreaming can we see how magnificent our lives are meant to be.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I believe perfect happiness is when you're comfortable in your own skin. There are perfect moments that are deliriously delicious; sitting around a campfire; seeing a beautiful landscape; eating really incredible chocolate; laughing with friends; curling up reading a book to a child; dancing with no worries about what others think; kissing someone you love; and so many more. But true happiness is when you can be by yourself and simply be content wherever you are.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'm an adult figure skater who will probably never achieve triples - I would love Michelle Kwan's talent.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I spent too much time asking permission to have the life I wanted and thinking I had to please everyone else. I'm so happy I grew out of it.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Making a list of my biggest dreams and going after them with everything I have. It's allowed me to see the world, try new things, write a novel and get it published, and really fall in love with the world and life.