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.

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 – 3/31/2001 to 1/30/2020
Callie – adopted 2/14/2020

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 in Blue Ridge, GA
Main Street retailer, Blue Ridge, GA
Boro Inn, Blue Ridge, GA
Chattahoochee River, Helen, GA
Helen, GA (downtown)
Three Dog Night concert, Hiawassee, GA – Feb. 2019
St. Patrick’s Day 2019, Boro Inn, Blue Ridge, GA
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my hubby, Paul, in Blue, our 1964 Ford Galaxie
me, August 2019
me, 2020

Good coffee is a way of life

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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, Eugi’s Causerie https://amanpan.com/ and PoetryPalette 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, “Fanciful Delights”; 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


images – featured image – lovethispic.com

other images – personal property

revised – 9/27/2019