Liquid Patience

coffee and crushes

There is something fiercely precious about those first few moments of the morning for me. It’s peaceful and unspoiled time. It’s another promise of a fresh start, despite however chaotic the prior day ended. Most mornings start the same way for me: I get up after looking at my phone, admittedly longer than I should […]

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Comparison

As I flipped open the crisp and unmarked pages of my writing journal, hit “play” on my trusty Jim Brickman playlist on Spotify, and flicked on the lighter for my caramel cabernet scented candle I thought to myself, “Okay, Anna. Time to make some magic happen.” I had one of those movie moments where I […]

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Shears

There is something that feels so wildly liberating about getting a few good inches of dead weight chopped off. Not to mention the salon always uses the best smelling herbal shampoo that makes you feel as though you are one fragrant hair flip away from forging an entirely new life for yourself. One second away from a fresh new start where you are on top of the world and nothing, and no one, can stop you.

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Failure

“Today we are going to work on getting more depth on your squats,” my trainer Brett said as he walked toward a wooden box. He set it on the ground by the squat rack and then set a weight on top of that to keep it sturdy. I looked at him with raised eyebrows and […]

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Where have I been?

So, I’m going to come right out and address the big old elephant sitting in the room next to us. I have not been posting in a few months, as some of you may have noticed, and instead of acting like nothing happened I’m just going to lay it all on you and explain myself.

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I said I’d be back at 1…but WHICH 1?!

Wedding!!

As some of you may have read in my previous blog posts about my transition into a healthy lifestyle, (Changes) I use the phrase “baby steps” consistently to remind myself to take, or do things, one step at a time. I have to take one day at a time, one meal at a time, and […]

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My Mother’s Necklace

My Mother's Necklace

My Mother’s Necklace   A million questions flooded into my mind as I headed down the deserted hallway. “Is Dad hurt? Is something wrong with Mom? Did someone die…? No, no anything but that. But as of right now, anything is possible. No, Anna, don’t think that way.” I quickly rushed toward my lofty faded […]

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