Lauren (#684) 10-26-14

I am a sucker for Mom and Pop bookstores. I always buy something, even if I later donate it to the local library. Just got to support these lovers-of-what-they're-doing. In Winter Park, the new bookstore was three days old, and such a neat name, “A Writer's Block.”

This is Lauren's first foray into entrepreneurship. By training, she is an attorney, but her heart is here, not there. Her practice had not been booming, but she does support three teenage daughters at home. For some time, Lauren has had an almost religious feeling that she should do this. A few times (like when signing leases), she contemplated backing out, but her heart kept pushing her forward.

Three days earlier, A Writers Block held an opening reception. It was well attended, and people were so supportive that Lauren is optimistic about her future.