Writer’s Retreat

Writer’s Retreat.  It’s the perfect get-a-way from the daily grind – not that I’m complaining.   Please, life is hard and most people, I think, know this.

In fact, I’m actually grateful for the grind.  But that’s another story.

Back to this short story.

I’m on a week-long writer’s retreat.  Of all places, Sanibel Island.

Of the many things I’ve learned as a writer, one critical success factor is the occasional trip away from your normal, daily surroundings.  Sanibel Island is the polar opposite of my normal life.

I have learned a ton and written a ton.

The retreat leader told everyone yesterday that you should write in a style outside your comfort zone.

Of course, I asked, “Why”?

He replied, “You’re a runner right.  A sprinter, if I remember correctly”.

Yes, that’s right”, I said.

He made an excellent point, “Well, as a sprinter, do you run distances much longer than a sprint”?

I got his point.

You have to “stretch yourself outside your comfort zone” and vary your training to be a great sprinter.

Same for writing.  It’s one of the big take-aways for me, and we are only on the third day.

Make it a great day.  I have to get back to the session.  More later.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Island Time?

Island Time?

Indeed.  It’s the pace of life while on vacation on a tropical island.

This post marks the fifth one this morning.  


Because I love to write.  I am a writer.  And a professional speaker.

The more I speak and the more I write, the better I get.

It’s the same with running too.

Which reminds me, I better get going before it gets too hot.

Happy July everyone.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS:   jungle jeff,  Lane 8,  Mid Life Celebration,  jeff noel.org

Running for Mayor?


Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.

So, I’ve decided to become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

I’m runnin’ for Mayor!


Mayor of Margaritaville!

Gotta go for now.  Hitting the campaign trail, but first, breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day, eh?

Carpe diem, my potential Parrothead friends, jeff noel  🙂


Blown away?  Seriously?



Excellent question grasshopper.

Please visit today’s post at Lane 8.org to find out why.

I really appreciate you visiting  jeff noel.com and any of the other blogs I post daily.

It is my sincere intent to help make the world a better place before my time here is up.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  I work desperately hard to practice what I preach.  Desperately hard.

PSS.  The other reason I’m blown away is that Friday’s web site statistics produced a record setting day for web site traffic at www.MidLifeCelebration.com .  I don’t want to reveal it at this time because it will quite possibly sound like I’m bragging.