About Jannett

Jannett Matusiak is proud to be a first generation Polish American and it’s not just because she likes kielbasa at cookouts. It’s the resolve in the eyes of Poles who can teach her a thing or two about about hard work, resilience, and love while staring down the grim reaper.  She speaks pretty good Polish but is constantly striving to improve her Sz sounds. Her parents’ immigration to the United States in the 1960s instigated a curiosity to travel, a fascination to know her family roots and the undeniable urge to write about both. She is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop where she experiences the creative process with two parts elation, one part anxiety. Jannett is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea, Africa. When she is not imitating her mother’s accent, she can be found dancing the Argentine Tango and telling stories about her family to anyone who will listen. She is currently working on a Memoir.

14 comments on “About Jannett

  1. Erin Ingoldsby says:

    Jannett, this is awesome! It’s really beautiful writing and such a lovely, attractive layout. I’m excited to read more. And so proud of you!

  2. Wonderful work. I am so delighted that you are sharing your great work with us.

  3. Holly De Santis says:

    Amazing writing! I’m so excited to read your posts. They somehow transform me back to when we were kids. Can’t wait to read more.

  4. Julie Angelica says:

    Have I told you I love you lately? Well, I do, my incredible wondertwin. I will be appreciating your musings regularly.

    Thank you for sharing yourself with us.


  5. Adam says:

    Nice work Jannett! Keep it up – looking forward to future posts.

  6. Jodi says:

    Congrats! Very cool – enjoyed reading it and looking forward to more.

  7. I love your writing style and am happy to be invited into your writing/blog world. I was raised by my Hungarian grandmother when my mother wasn’t at home and was “forced” to be bilingual. Am still struggling at times in expressing myself in words, yet love to write in a group. Keep this up it is great and who knows where it will take you. May your journey be amazing!

  8. Jannett Matusiak says:

    You guys make me warmy and fuzzy. Thanks for all the encouragement and support!

  9. Rachel Lauvik says:

    Love it Jannett. Thanks for sharing!! Will def be visiting you regularly.

  10. Mariam says:

    This is fantastic. I have always been a fan of you and your writing. I will be following this definitely. Lots of long warm hugs to you.

  11. Mary says:

    Great job Jannett it brings back lots of memories love it

  12. Judith Frans says:

    I saved your last two posts to read today, Christmas 2011, a gift I gave myself. Like a kid, I wanted to open them immedialtey, but as a wise old woman I knew that much joy would come with the anticipation of the gift/story. I love your work, thank you, Jannett for your gifts.

  13. Jannett,

    I am so proud of you! This is really wonderful and quite inspiring. xoM

  14. Bonnie Carver says:

    Jannett, thank you for revealing so much of yourself to those of us who cannot speak with your talented voice. Through you, we are pleased to discover that we too share your emotions.
    Your writing helps me unearth a desire to express my own family memories and experiences, if only I could so well.

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