About Julia

 A small glimpse into who I am (in no particular order)!

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Courtesy: Stacey L. Rhoades Photography

Here are some things I love…

* Snuggling with my favorite dog
* Watching the sunset at the beach
* Leisurely brunch with my husband
* A fine Italian meal
* Observing / listening to people
* Time with my sisters
* Painting
* Running
* Exploring a new city
* Advocacy for the vulnerable––people and animals
* Playing with children
* Speaking or teaching (conferences; retreats; workshops)
* Conversations with a friend
* Art museums
* Great concerts
* Spending time with my kids and grandkids
* Meals, movies and laughing all night with friends
* Surprise parties
* Studying and learning
* Driving a fast car (as opposed to riding along in one)
* Reading a great book under a blanket next to a fireplace
* A long ICE train trip
* Dreaming of writing on an Italian vineyard or transatlantic cruise
* INFJ personality type
* Riding horses
* Road trips
* Discovering a new, quaint coffee house
* Wine after a long week of work
* Finding ways to make a difference

 – Julia Penner-Zook

26 thoughts on “About Julia

    1. I discovered Learning from Dogs just today and already am in love with what you share. Having lost my precious furry family member of 14 years just two months ago, it’s a priceless find. Indeed––we learn so much from them. Thank you for visiting. 🐾

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  1. Hello, Julia.
    Thank you for visiting my blog, and the follow. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, and I’m intrigued to read more. It’s great to connect with you. Oh, btw, reading a great book under a blanket next to a fireplace, is just heavenly! Wish you a lovely day! 🙂
    Cheers,
    Soumya

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit, Soumya! It’s great to have you.
      I’ve also enjoyed reading your writing a great deal. Sure look forward to more.
      I wish you a wonderful day as well. Happy writing and reading. 😊

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    1. Awww Elle! thanks! I know, right? Italian food is amazing!
      I decided to do the “About” in this way, probably to prove to myself that there are a lot of fun things I do and love! My writing sometimes reflects only the darker, more serious side of me! I’m glad you liked it! ☺️

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      1. I totally get it, and I will probably follow form, because I’m the exact same way. I am a silly, goofy, fun loving person in my off paper life, and that is probably why the aches and pains need to bleed out in the writing. our writing is only one facet of who we are, and there is such a necessary place for that bloodletting! I love both sides of you 🙂

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    1. Ahhh Amber. Another INFJ! I love that!
      Just a small clarification! My “about” list does not describe my “sustained life”. Some of the elements I “love” have happened very rarely; others are, in fact, dreams of what I dream about for the future. I have hopes, disappointments, HARD WORK, drudgery and fear mixed with joy and celebration just like every other person! But I find it life giving to dream––to remember lovely times.
      A southerner? I didn’t grow up in, but have lived in the south for years. I love it there!
      Thanks so much for taking time to visit and comment. Wishing you much more great writing.

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane! That’s just the greatest comment!
      Clearly the feeling was mutual as I must have pushed “follow” on your site about the same time! Welcome and I cannot wait to get to know you more!

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  2. Hello

    I see in you a person filled with all elements of life. There’s something peaceful regarding your personality. Delving into small actions and feeling satiated thereafter. A quaint coffe house, reading a book under a blanket. To this gentle persona there’s a corner which is ready for all the wild fun and challenges. I am sure I will learn a lot from your blog.
    Nice to meet you 🙂

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  3. Many thanks for your visit to my site, Julia, in turn enabling my accessing your posts and marvelling at the active life style you are into. I share most of your passions, specially driving fast cars, often playing on the nerves of my co-passenger. I look forward to reading your posts and exchanging notes…best wishes… Raj.

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