About Me

Hello Everyone!

Here’s just a little bit about me!

I was born and raised in Orlando, FL, where I lived for 32 years before moving to the South Florida area. I spent a few years in Ft. Lauderdale and then trekked across the state to Tampa, FL  I didn’t care for Tampa, because I’m an east coast gal, and I moved back to the South Florida area where I lived for 10 years.

After a life-changing event, which was only the beginning of several major changes in my life, I moved to Marlton, NJ. I stayed for 2 years and then returned to Florida, residing in Jacksonville, FL. From there I was relocated to Atlanta, GA by my employer.

I spent 40+ years in the corporate world and retired in 2012. My career industry was commercial insurance where I was an underwriter – yep, one of those people that analyze risks in order to place insurance coverage with an insurance company.

There was a time when I worked a couple of side jobs. One of my side gigs was modeling. While I lived in Orlando, FL, Disney World was being constructed, which created various opportunities in modeling and other forms of entertainment. The other gig was a fleeting activity as a cocktail waitress, which was fun but not my cup of tea. So, I remained in the insurance industry because it was my bread and butter, which carried me until I retired.

me in my modeling days

To make a very long story short, my last employer was repositioning themselves, which resulted in closing locations and transferring those employees willing to relocate. My family, which consists of my husband, Paul and our cat, Amanda moved to Atlanta, GA.

Amanda

Well, we found Georgia a delightful place to live and made it our permanent home. We love to trek to quaint little mountain towns, which are only an hour away from our cozy little abode. The drive is lovely, and we love to take in the scenery along the way. Eventually, we want to own a cabin in one of the several small towns we enjoy.

sunrise – Comfort Inn, Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge, GA
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Boro Inn, Blue Ridge, GA
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Chattahoochee River, Helen, GA
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downtown, Helen, GA
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Three Dog Night concert, Hiawassee, GA – Feb. 2019
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hubby and his toy – 1964 Galaxie
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St. Patrick’s Day, Blue Ridge, GA – March 2019
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me, 2019

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A gander at me –

I enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for me to follow my dreams by doing things I enjoy…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling and writing poetry. My fulfillment comes from encouraging others to achieve their goals.

My writing and creative endeavors can be found at my blogs, BrewNSpew (Coffee-break Scuttlebutt) https://amanpan.com/ and PoemsNSuch (Poetry, a seasonal state of mind) https://amanpan.blog/, where I have gathered a following of kindred souls who share my passion for writing.

I am the author of e-books, Seasoned Delights, A Haiku Collection; and Mama, me and Mother Nature. My time is also spent as a Brand Ambassador for beBee.com, a social website based in Madrid, Spain.

Amazon Author Page link – amazon.com/author/francieugeniahoffman

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin

-Eugenia

featured image – lovethispic.com

photos – personal property

About -Eugenia

"Style means the right word. The rest matters little" - Jules Renard
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7 Comments

  1. This is wonderful Eugenia! It’s nice to know you a bit more! Thanks for sharing! 😀 <3

  2. I’m so glad to get to know more about you, Eugenia.
    Georgia looks like a delightful place and of course you have a cat. (I knew that)
    I don’t get to look around your blog enough, as I sometimes have time constraints.
    Thank you for reminding me about three dog night, I love them!
    Oh and I learned to drive on a car like that, so cool.
    I’ve dreamed of visiting the USA since I was a child, maybe one day.
    P.S. Your blog is awesome! xxx

    • Thank you for visiting, Ally! So, you like classic cars and furry friends too! 🤗 It you ever visit the USA, please let me know!! I am glad you like my blog and I can relate to time constraints. There are only so many hours in a day. 😕

      • It is always a pleasure, Eugenia. Sadly my cat died a year ago and I miss having a feline to boss me around. I have a sweet little dog though. I would definitely make a plan if I ever come there. Have a lovely day. xxx

  3. New look and name for your blog; cool! I enjoyed reading your biography, Eugenia. Georgia looks lovely, especially Helen, which reminds me of my German birthplace. Hubby’s toy must be fun to cruise around in. Love the colour! 🙂

    • Thanks, Debbie! Yes, it was time to make some changes to my poetry blog and I also have a new look to my other blog, BrewNSpew.

      Helen is a great town, formerly a logging town, and now a replica of a Bavarian alpine town. Every building reflects a south-German style. And German food is everywhere along with lots of beer! There are a lot of events that take place there from car shows, festivals and of course, Oktoberfest. Population 510 as of 2010.

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