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We are all told, “do what makes you happy”; I am here now to try just that. I quit my day job after a family tragedy and am on the journey to figure it all out.  Annitsa (It's Ukrainian.) serves as a vessel to project my discoveries and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, don't relax--get excited!--and read on.  All main site photos by Jenna Jones.

 

April 24, 2020

The lone palm tree across from her window stands sentinel for the outdated apartment building behind it.  Not much has changed outside this window.  Not the dirty streaks that obstruct an already-obstructed view.  Not the unkempt bush that sits halfway up its entire le...

April 15, 2020

I found myself lying awake past midnight last night descending into a rabbit hole of sadness and sobbing.  Don't worry--this isn't a depressing post about my feelings.  I decided to compile a list of dos and don'ts to apply to your daily life during this COVID-19 mess....

April 7, 2020

Day 23 of my Los Angeles quarantine.  My roommate and I have watched at least 30 movies.  We've decided to donate 20 of them.  I have painted two acrylic pieces (one on canvas and one mixed media) and one watercolor (which was my first ever...not the greatest.  I have...

March 24, 2020

Well, folks, it's about damn time.  For a revolution.  An evolution.

I found an old letter to myself I jotted down in June of last year and decided to post it last week as a kind of important moment in time.  Very small, but important to note.  I could have just wi...

June 5, 2019

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June 4, 2019

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June 3, 2019

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June 1, 2019

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May 30, 2019

Where the hell have I been?  

 I've been starting to live my life in a way that feels more true to who I really am.  To the woman I want to be.  What does this mean?  I've been soul searching offline.  Spending more solitary days in quiet and calm--away from social...

January 18, 2019

There's this thing called writing where one puts one's thoughts down either on paper or some sort of computerized device.  It's vaguely familiar to me after months of, shall we say, introspection and privacy, but as I sit at my new writer's desk with my patron-saint-of...

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