Window Design: Street Strut

When Jeanne Marie asked me if I’d be interested in doing a window design for the Street Strut I was thrilled! There was a time in my life where I’d wanted to be a window designer and that part of me lit up. With her help, Odell’s, and Bryan’s we all sourced dresses, instruments, and other elements to create the display for Street Strut. I’m thrilled to have been asked to help with this display and excited to break out another one of my ball gowns for the Street Strut. If you need me, I’ll be one of the dancing people.

The Street Strut itself will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, (2021) at Audubon Mill Park.

In a new twist, a free breakfast, featuring individually wrapped breakfast sandwiches and burritos from the Sidewalk Cafe, will be offered from 8 to 10 on the morning of the Street Strut under the beer garden tent on Water Street with the help of a grant from the Henderson Chamber of Commerce…

As in the past, no pre-registration is necessary for the Branaman Street Strut — participants just show up in their extravagant Mardi Gras-esque regalia.

The Gleaner

Disco Wave Remix | Jenna Citrus | Mix by Quadrod

Listen on your favorite platform: https://ffm.to/dwqr

When Quadrod reached out to me on Twitter and asked if he could remix Disco Wave I was thrilled! I love the new beats he brought to the mix and I can’t help but dance every time I hear this song, so here’s to more dancing. I’m loving the music and can’t wait to see what other creator collaborations 2021 has in store for me.

I love dancing and creating videos for these songs. I’m especially happy about that pose I struck while filming!

I was pretty excited to see this preview hit 135K views before the song even released.

Disco Wave Lyrics

The moon is out
The city glows
I’m burning up
but the air is cold

Get lost in the music
Feel it in your soul
Get lost in the rhythm
let it take control

Here in the moonlight
I feel like time stands still
Living in the moment
I feel like I’m fulfilled

It’s like a party every night
Under the glow of the city lights
Beautiful and so sublime
We could dance til the morning time

Feel the rhythm in the air
The melodies that we could share
Just dancing without a care
Oh yeah

I’m feeling good
I’m feeling great
Gonna let it go
Can’t hesitate

Get lost in the music
Dance the night away
Get lost in the rhythm
til the light of day

Here in the moonlight
I feel like time stands still
Living in the moment
I feel like I’m fulfilled

Time stands still
I feel like I’m fulfilled 

It’s like a party every night
Under the glow of the city lights
Beautiful and so sublime
We could dance til the morning time

Feel the rhythm in the air
The melodies that we could share
Just dancing without a care
Oh yeah

Swee ‘Audio Book’ Scavenger Hunt

See the most up to date version here: https://jennacitrus.medium.com/swee-audio-book-scavenger-hunt-7895c470f28d

To help motivate myself to keep editing Swee and to provide a fun, Scavenger Hunt Style, search for the readers/listeners I’ve decided to record myself editing Swee.

Swee is novel geared for young and older adults alike where non-binary people enjoy an idyllic community and learn about natural building, healing herbs, and maybe a psychedelic mushroom or two. This book provides a safe place for reads of all genders to immerse themselves in an inclusive world by being exposed to reading and hearing the pronoun they throughout the entire book.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the finished copy of Swee once this scavenger hunt concludes. Happy hunting and happy discovering of all the different social media sights, don’t for get to subscribe and like! 🙂

START HERE: Scavenger Hunt Intro + Chapter 1 Part 1

Chapter 1 Part 2: Twitter: Little Sunshine (Instrumental) Music Track

21 Chapters total, can we do it in 30 days?!? This book was written as a part of NaNoWriMo where I wrote 50,000 words in October 2020 by writing 1,677 words each day (more or less). I was thrilled that I could write that much if I put my mind to it because it felt like such a monumental task. Now I just have to edit it…again. 🙂

Little Sunshine Lyrics by Jenna Citrus

She’s always making plans
Doing what she can
And now they understand

And as the seasons change
They count down the days
But her smile still remains

And after all the time that we spent
I’m just glad that we could be friends

It’s gonna be alright so wipe the tears from your eyes
It’s not that hard to see ’cause she shines so bright
I know that everything will be fine

Little Sunshine 
My Little Sunshine 
Little Sunshine shines so bright

Little Sunshine 
Little Sunshine 
Little Sunshine 

She’s always on the move
Doing what she chooses
And now they know the truth

And as the days go on
I still think of this song 
Cause she always sings along 

And after all the time that we spent
I’m just glad that we could be friends

It’s gonna be alright so wipe the tears from your eyes
It’s not that hard to see ’cause she shines so bright
I know that everything will be fine

Little Sunshine 
My Little Sunshine 
Little Sunshine shines so bright

Little Sunshine 
My Little Sunshine 
Little Sunshine She’s my Little Sunshine 
She’s my Little Sunshine
She’s my Little Sunshine

Listen now on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1790Vqlhe5sesvsWqksRd4?si=IEKpUhVUQ9yQRrFnEeuOig

Or on your favorite streaming service: https://ffm.to/littlesunshine.owe

2020

I decided to publicly share my Rules to Live by/Manifesto/Life Advice from Yourself/Missions Accomplished with you. I’ve been making a list at the end of each year since 2013, they go by various titles but it is what I learned about myself and the world and the things I’ve done. My travel list is the shortest since I’ve started making it, for a good reason: everyone’s health and safety. I don’t long to travel as much as I used to but what I’d really like is to have some people over!! Fingers crossed for 2021. Here’s to the future. ❤

Traveled

Feb. 9th Winder, GA
10th Athens GA, Savannah, GA
11th Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski, Sebring, FL
12th-14th Sebring, FL
15th Orlando, FL
16th Plant City, FL
17th Weeki Wachee
18th returned to home
October 23rd and 24th my first overnight trip since the lock down to Cincinnati, OH

Rules to live by/Manifesto 2020

You live most of your life inside your head, make sure it is a good place to be.

A hike should be taken every week, if possible, every day.

Relive life through writing, writing unlocks memory.

Life feels a bit more fragile and transcendental after a car crash.

Be proud of what you make.

Do at least one difficult thing every day.


Dreams are blessings from beyond.

I need a project to work on.

Without a job/project/mission to accomplish each day life feels directionless. Before your project ends, start a new one.

My creative block has been broken in the form of using a typewriter (February) then (October) through A Club. Thank you. ❤

Sing, dance, move. 

Be happy everyday. Smile.

I’ve started treating dreams like real experiences since many experiences this year are closer to mundane than peak experiences.

I spent many years being an explorer of the world. More writing more of the time has now been incorporated into life.

Live—>experience—>write

Get uncomfortable for your art. Photography early in morning, the cold, the discipline of writing everyday.

Sprint writing & hard goals that you must meet for 30 days in a row.

30 Days of _________(writing/dancing/etc). Every 30 days!!!

You derive great pleasure from writing. In general and in broad self observations like this document.

I finally feel like I have a future.

When I was in college I felt like no one would take me seriously because I was too young, now I’ve quit asking people to take me seriously and take myself lightheartedly.

Believe in everything. I believe in everything.

Defining success differently: success is not working too hard, success is my personal relationships, I don’t have to achieve on a high scale in order to be successful. ❤

Finding more ways to appreciate the everyday. Reveling in sunrises and sets. Look for reflections.

Traveling less makes me value the trips I get to take more. 🙂

This year has taught me that no matter how long I’m allowed to keep library books, I will never finish all of them I check out.

I think the mind set of I have all day to do this for me equals I don’t have to do this now which becomes ever. When I have two hours of free time after work it means I have to do this now or it isn’t getting done. 

Set deadlines for all projects.

I want a place to call home but I also long to rove and not settle down.

Pants are important for writing. I’m not talking about being a pantser or plantser but rather wearing pants. I’m a cozy comfy clothes wearing person but there were a couple work at home seasons where I didn’t wear anything besides a housecoat and I was so unproductive. So pants it is! 


I’ve always worked from home, my recreational life and work life are deeply intermingled and mixed.

Non-negotiable goals.

I must and will ______.

Demand more from yourself.

I’ve never asked enough. I’ve only done what was easy and fun. 1,000 words is hard and I like it. I’ve always enjoyed living life on easy street. I need to raise the difficulty level with every accomplishment. Don’t shy away from difficult tasks. Break them down and do them.

Be in control of your body.

Hedonism in moderation

If you can’t write, eat a healthy treat. Food stimulates the body and mind.

Create not because I have an audience for the creation but because the creation is inside me and needs to be made available to the world. No one may like it. It may not help you be a people pleaser. The answer is to create.

I committed to improving my health this year, I did but I still have more to go. I’m happy I’ve cut as much sugar and processed foods out as I have but I need to keep going.

My first big April fool’s prank! Partner in crime. Beach balls in the office! 🙂

Really happy working at the farm.

The path of knowledge.

Recording 10 sexy stories to tell in the dark.

Recorded Little Sunshine. 

Recorded 12 days of Christmas.

Swee! I wrote a novel!!!!!!! I can write a huge long book now!!!!!

Read a lot about compost, gardening, etc. Tried it, made a compost toilet, and now I’m over it. Fire handed.