No one should have ever left me home alone in the first place. It was a weight I was unprepared for, with a punishment so decisive and swift it would leave me devastated. But I can’t go back in time. I can’t change what I did. And to this day, my mistakes haunt me. I … Continue reading My Personal Nuclear Disaster: A True Story
I didn’t want writing to be my hobby. I wanted to like music; I wanted to play the guitar for an all-girl rock band, or paint, or design. I wanted something else, anything else, in my heart. But none of those things were there. Words were. So, much to the dismay of my mother, I … Continue reading Are you there, Writing God? It’s me, Anna.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel
I have a hypothesis about Lewis Carroll when he wrote Alice in Wonderland. I think he was busy getting stoned when his publisher called him and told him that he wanted the final draft on his desk by noon tomorrow, and that Carroll , in his compromised state, slouched in front of his typewriter and … Continue reading Coffee Tables, Rabbit Holes, and the Universe
It’s 11:30 pm, and you hop into bed with your favorite pajamas and heavy eyelids. You read for a few minutes, turn off the lamp on your nightstand, and BAM! You’re wide-awake. As a college student, night-owl, and all around irresponsible human being that is awful at going to bed at a consistent time, I … Continue reading What Keeps me up at Night…
Written By: AnnaTheCoffeeAddict, certified Procrastinator Step Number One: Visualize all of the tasks you have to do today. Go in depth! Imagine what you need to do to complete each one, and how much time it will all take. Do this until you start to feel a creeping anxiety about finishing everything. Step Number Two: … Continue reading The Procrastinator’s Guide to an Existential Crisis
Anyone who has been thirteen (or currently is) knows that a crisis begins around this age. Okay, well, a lot of crises, but I’m going to focus on one, because I’m not looking to write a 500 page book on the subject of early teenage crises. This crisis is one of identity. It’s that awful … Continue reading Yes, That Too.