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When I travel, my thoughts take on a life of their own. I wonder, for example, at this farm stand, the person who so inventively stacked honey, peaches, and tomatoes. Someone who felt a boat hull would not only serve beautifully as a display but also double as a truck bed and be so quirky and alluring, passersby would have no choice but to stop and buy. This farmer might, in another lifetime, under different circumstances, be a CEO--a king or queen of marketing--but today is living on the proceeds from produce,  jars, and baskets of dreams. πŸŒ΄πŸ“πŸ…β˜€οΈ #travel #ontheroad #roadtrip #crossing #travelwriter #essaywriting #thoughts #road #inspiration #amwriting #mywords #writersofinstagram #wordsmith #fromtheroad #florida #teampixel #centralflorida #microfiction #pagesandstories
When I travel, my thoughts take on a life of their own. I wonder, for example, at this farm stand, the person who so inventively stacked honey, peaches, and tomatoes. Someone who felt a boat hull would not only serve beautifully as a display but also double as a truck bed and be so quirky and alluring, passersby would have no choice but to stop and buy. This farmer might, in another lifetime, under different circumstances, be a CEO--a king or queen of marketing--but today is living on the proceeds from produce, jars, and baskets of dreams. πŸŒ΄πŸ“πŸ…β˜€οΈ #travel  #ontheroad  #roadtrip  #crossing  #travelwriter  #essaywriting  #thoughts  #road  #inspiration  #amwriting  #mywords  #writersofinstagram  #wordsmith  #fromtheroad  #florida  #teampixel  #centralflorida  #microfiction  #pagesandstories 
I will never grow tired of gardening in winter or wearing fuzzy slippers when the air conditioning is set too low. πŸ˜ŽπŸ¦ŽπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈ #lovewhereyoulive #onlyinflorida #saltlife #beachlife #south #writerslife #amwriting #wordnerd #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #winterinflorida #floridawriter #home #homelife #myworld #tequesta #pagesandstories
Squeezing in a few small runs before the half this weekend. I've learned the hard way that my muscles have zero muscle memory--typical. πŸ˜‚ I can't take more than one day off before a big race or taper too much or my body won't work. One more easy one tomorrow before the #stpeterunfest on Sunday! 😎 πŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈ #roadrunner #halfmarathon #floridarunner #teampixel #initforthelongrun #trainhard #sweat #movementislife #runnergirl #runhappy #runlove #gooutside #floridaracing #writerswhorun #runnersofinstagram #pagesandstories
Squeezing in a few small runs before the half this weekend. I've learned the hard way that my muscles have zero muscle memory--typical. πŸ˜‚ I can't take more than one day off before a big race or taper too much or my body won't work. One more easy one tomorrow before the #stpeterunfest  on Sunday! 😎 πŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈ #roadrunner  #halfmarathon  #floridarunner  #teampixel  #initforthelongrun  #trainhard  #sweat  #movementislife  #runnergirl  #runhappy  #runlove  #gooutside  #floridaracing  #writerswhorun  #runnersofinstagram  #pagesandstories 
There are long passages in Satori in Paris where taking a breath seems impossible, but it is Kerouac after all . . . , and there's French cuisine . . . , and well, Paris. πŸ’• πŸ˜πŸ—ΌπŸ“š #satoriinparis #kerouac #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #whatimreading #read #booklover #booknerd #writerswhoread #readtowrite #authorsofinstagram #famouswriters #quotes #literary #pagesandstories
Eight hot miles was all I could crank out today. Looking forward to cooler temps for next week's St. Pete Run Fest! 😎 #longrun #roadrunner #runhappy #initforthelongrun #marathontraining #runlove #movementislife #trainhard #sweatequity #running #behealthy #fitness #writerswhorun #runnersofinstagram #teampixel #pagesandstories
No PB for me on this hot and sweaty race day, but I made it to the podium with a second place in my age group! I haven't won anything since my horseshowing days, so I'm feeling pretty happy! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ #zoeloren #5k #raceday #floridarunner #zoelorenmakeadifferencefoundation #roadrunner #gooutside #movementislife #runhappy #runlove #runnersofinstagram #jupiterbeach #pagesandstories
In the process of creating a Google Slide review of writing terms for my class, I plugged POV into the search bar, and this is what came up. Seriously? I'm so disturbed . . . 😱 #stopthemadness #worddesecration #justno #wordmurderer #killingmeheregoogle #pointofview #protest #definition #wordsaresacred #words #amwriting #wordlove #writerproblems #research #dont #writerslife #writingcommunity #keeperofwords #writersofinstagram #tequesta #pagesandstories
In the process of creating a Google Slide review of writing terms for my class, I plugged POV into the search bar, and this is what came up. Seriously? I'm so disturbed . . . 😱 #stopthemadness  #worddesecration  #justno  #wordmurderer  #killingmeheregoogle  #pointofview  #protest  #definition  #wordsaresacred  #words  #amwriting  #wordlove  #writerproblems  #research  #dont  #writerslife  #writingcommunity  #keeperofwords  #writersofinstagram  #tequesta  #pagesandstories 
You know you’re a writer when thirty minutes of writing after a hard day is better than a Xanax. 😏 #zen #happyplace #serenity #amwriting #writerslife #myworld #words #writingistherapy #writersofig #writingcommunity #stressblock #wordstagram #life #author #keepswimming #pagesandstories
Could not have picked a better day to skip my long run and take it easy. Temperature 79Β°, with a β€œfeels like” of 83Β°. Humidity 80%. Thank goodness I decided to ignore the time change and start early. Must have taken at least five stick-my head-under-the-beach-shower breaks. What season is it again?Β πŸ₯΅ 😎 🌴🌺🌞 #runhappy #onlyinflorida #teampixel #floridarunner #floridaautumn #marathontraining #initforthelongrun #writerswhorun #roadrunner #asics #restday #gooutside #runlove #runnersofinstagram #runlove #jupiterbeach #pagesandstories
Could not have picked a better day to skip my long run and take it easy. Temperature 79Β°, with a β€œfeels like” of 83Β°. Humidity 80%. Thank goodness I decided to ignore the time change and start early. Must have taken at least five stick-my head-under-the-beach-shower breaks. What season is it again?Β πŸ₯΅ 😎 🌴🌺🌞 #runhappy  #onlyinflorida  #teampixel  #floridarunner  #floridaautumn  #marathontraining  #initforthelongrun  #writerswhorun  #roadrunner  #asics  #restday  #gooutside  #runlove  #runnersofinstagram  #runlove  #jupiterbeach  #pagesandstories 
There is a school of thought that young people can’t be expected to know what they want to do with their lives at eighteen, but that was never me. Like so many of you, I always wanted to be a writer. It was all I ever thought about when I enrolled as a journalism major many years ago. Life took another turn instead, and I chose the path of greater resistanceβ€”dropping out of college, divorce, and single motherhood.
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For those of you who know me, this is an old story. But life is funny the way it cycles in and out. Today, I choose to be optimistic despite the fact that this goes against my nature. I choose, on this day that rain falls steadily on my little seaside village, to be happy, to register for my next MFA class, to write, to live, to be with my family, and make this cycle last as long as I possibly can. Have a safe and happy weekend. βœοΈπŸ’•πŸ“š #beokay #behappy#mfa #highereducation #neverstoplearning #choosehappiness #writersllife #student
#amwriting #lindenwooduniversity #truestory
#pursuejoy #writerscommunity #words #nonfiction #writing #floridawriter #writersofinstagram #tequesta #pagesandstories
There is a school of thought that young people can’t be expected to know what they want to do with their lives at eighteen, but that was never me. Like so many of you, I always wanted to be a writer. It was all I ever thought about when I enrolled as a journalism major many years ago. Life took another turn instead, and I chose the path of greater resistanceβ€”dropping out of college, divorce, and single motherhood. ✏️ For those of you who know me, this is an old story. But life is funny the way it cycles in and out. Today, I choose to be optimistic despite the fact that this goes against my nature. I choose, on this day that rain falls steadily on my little seaside village, to be happy, to register for my next MFA class, to write, to live, to be with my family, and make this cycle last as long as I possibly can. Have a safe and happy weekend. βœοΈπŸ’•πŸ“š #beokay  #behappy #mfa  #highereducation  #neverstoplearning  #choosehappiness  #writersllife  #student  #amwriting  #lindenwooduniversity  #truestory  #pursuejoy  #writerscommunity  #words  #nonfiction  #writing  #floridawriter  #writersofinstagram  #tequesta  #pagesandstories 
BookBub . . . A blessing to my reading soul but considering the number of $2.99 purchases, a curse to my bank account. πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ“š #bookbub #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booknerd #readersofinstagram #ebook #cormacmccarthy #words #lovetoread #writerswhoread #readingislife #bookshelves #bookworm #tequesta #pagesandstories
IΒ feel so grateful to have visited and lived so many places in my life. Even when I’ve been in a new city for business or lived somewhere I wasn’t entirely enamored of, I was able to tuck at least a small part of it away in my heart. On other traveling adventures, it seems, nothing can go wrong. The plane is on time, there’s zero turbulence, the rental car place gives you a brand-new Volvo instead of the roller skate you paid for, the sun shines the entire time, and every dish at every restaurant is amazing. Travelling, to my way of thinking, is like dessert, and no dessert can ever be entirely bad. 😎✈️#throwbackthursday #santabarbara #roamtheplanet #wanderlust #traveling #adventure #californialove #wherestheairport #takemesomewherenew #timetotravel #travelwriting #teampixel #lifeisbeautiful #amwriting #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram
IΒ feel so grateful to have visited and lived so many places in my life. Even when I’ve been in a new city for business or lived somewhere I wasn’t entirely enamored of, I was able to tuck at least a small part of it away in my heart. On other traveling adventures, it seems, nothing can go wrong. The plane is on time, there’s zero turbulence, the rental car place gives you a brand-new Volvo instead of the roller skate you paid for, the sun shines the entire time, and every dish at every restaurant is amazing. Travelling, to my way of thinking, is like dessert, and no dessert can ever be entirely bad. 😎✈️#throwbackthursday  #santabarbara  #roamtheplanet  #wanderlust  #traveling  #adventure  #californialove  #wherestheairport  #takemesomewherenew  #timetotravel  #travelwriting  #teampixel  #lifeisbeautiful  #amwriting  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram