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Bringing Something To The Table

Senior Writer Ann Taylor reflects on a decade-and-a-half at Vero Beach Magazine.

At the end of the day orthopedic surgeons Guy Hickman, George Nichols and John Peden take time for personal pursuits that include running, alligator hunting and music.

At the end of the day orthopedic surgeons Guy Hickman, George Nichols and John Peden take time for personal pursuits that include running, alligator hunting and music.

Loose ends. That’s where I was 15 years ago. When my husband and I moved to Vero Beach we were excited about starting a new chapter in our lives. No more marching to the drumbeat of a corporate structure and schedule – we could sleep in, walk the beach, take an art course. Each day held a fresh promise and the opportunities were endless.

It didn’t take long before we became restless, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when one morning my husband, hammer in hand, headed for the Habitat worksite with a big grin on his face.

So what about me? After a rewarding career as a journalist and public relations officer for a financial institution I needed to find something meaningful to do. I often think back to the morning when on impulse I opened the Press Journal, turned to the want ad section and spied one that literally winked at me: New publication seeking experienced writers; send samples of published material, etc., etc.
 

Read the entire article in the March 2013 issue