Taking a break


By Julie Osborne

After six months as the managing editor for Current in Zionsville, I have decided to take a break. While I have loved the people I’ve met wandering around town, I realize my life needs more balance. For those of you past and present journalists, you know that the news never stops. When you finish one paper, the deadlines for the next one immediately kick in.

So, with my son home from his first year of college and piles of paperwork stacked up, it’s time to turn my attention to home, but I take some wonderful memories and new relationships with me. I also learned a few things along the way…

–  “It’s Pleasant View, not Prairie View”

–  Lois Lane is alive and her name is Janelle

–  A few years ago, someone attempted to move the Christmas tree from the middle of Main Street and it didn’t go over very well.

–  I still stink at Facebook and Twitter but, somehow, I have more followers.

–  I AM a photographer. For proof, check out the November 27 cover online.

–  Lions Park flooding is not breaking news (except for earlier this year)

–  Inga was my sorority sister, and the smell of her popcorn on Main Street makes me smile.

–  School Board meetings are three hours long when I attend; otherwise they’re about an hour.

–  Leigh Ann Akard is still my hero

–  I love to write and tell inspiring stories.

–  Snow falling on Main Street takes my breath away.

–  Ron Hopwood for Mayor!

–  The Ford Road bridge is still in operation, and I’ve never heard any creaking or cracking sounds while passing over it.

–  Bill Kern can make trashed Uggs look brand new.

–  I still can’t decide who makes the best martini in town so I guess I’ll have to keep sampling.

–  There are many people who are passionate about this town and you don’t want to say the word “Carmel” around them.

–  I CAN parallel park

– My family is the most important thing in my life.

So long, my friends, and thank you for a wonderful journey.

And now it’s time to wander back to Carmel to spend time with my kids. And my journey continues…


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