by Rebecca Royce
Hello! I’m author Rebecca Royce and this is my first time blogging at the Decadent Publishing blog so HELLO and Thank You for having me! While I am new to Decadent Publishing, my first book Initiation, a Young Adult Paranormal, doesn’t have a release date yet, I’m not all that new to publishing and I have to admit, I love to Blog!
Today, I was thinking about Decadence. What does it mean to live a Decadent Life? Does it mean having what you want? Because aren’t we, as good men and women, not supposed to indulge in all of our greatest fantasies?
A good example of this, I suppose, could be illustrated with a television show I was watching while I ate my lunch today. The show is called House Hunters International. It follows couples, usually Americans, on a journey to purchase Real Estate in foreign countries.
Today’s adventures were about a couple who had two children from Idaho. They had sold a bunch of houses they’d fixed up themselves and now they were moving to Honduras and they wanted to buy a beach resort.
I watched, stunned, as they looked at one beach resort after another and contemplated the pros and cons of each resort as both a business and a home. Finally, I realized what it was that had me staring at the television with my mouth open like a landed fish. These people were actually moving from Idaho to do something that most people talk about doing but never ACTUALLY do. And seeing them doing it felt…decadent to me. The idea that people might decide to live the life they want to lead as opposed to the one that would be normal, more standard, is somehow indulgent. They were throwing away their comfortable life in Idaho for a much more adventurous one in Honduras. Heck, I suppose it wouldn’t be too much to say it’s the kind of thing heroes and heroines do in the fiction I read and write. In real life, I know very few people who throw caution to wind and sail off into the sunset. (Especially with a 3 year old and 1 year old with them.)
But, why not? Life is short.
I started to think about this in terms of my own life. Isn’t that exactly what I’m doing? Writing things I hope to get published (like my book coming out with Decadent Publishing!) as opposed to spending that time doing something that might be considered more productive?
So, I decided to applaud the couple from Idaho who have never run a resort before in their journey to Honduras as I embrace my decision to keep writing and telling the stories in my head!
Best to you today! Rebecca Royce