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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.

 

October 3, 2018

I know, I know.  It's become trendy to love October.  Yuck.  But let me be clear--I was the OG lover of this spooky, autumnal month.  (I'm sure we all think that...)  I was born in October--the day before Halloween, to be exact, SO, I think I've earned the the right to...

September 25, 2018

My sleeping habits of late are the worst.  I wake up at four AM to use the bathroom, and then I'm fucked.  I'm up.  I lie there, eyes closed, brain running a mile a minute with writing ideas and to-dos that span weeks.  I always think that I should write them down, whi...

September 14, 2018

As a farewell to my (short-lived) blonde hair, I am sharing the very rad photos that Jenna Jones and I shot a few weeks ago.  This series depicts a woman that goes a little mad over the course of one night.  Enjoy.  

September 7, 2018

My cat Louie is staring at me intensely while I write this on my couch.  If I didn't know better it would feel like judgement, but coming from her I know it's love.  Animals are amazing like that.  She doesn't look at me and see that I didn't get to this post yesterday...

August 28, 2018

This is far too overdue.  I've been thinking about it for a long time, wondering how to even start.  I can't adequately do it justice, but I have to say it today.  My mom.  Pam.  I've felt she's deserved a book written about how extraordinary she is.  See, she's the on...

August 19, 2018

Tonight I find myself sitting alone in my room, crying.  It's the kind of flooding tears that come about from something that has been stirring inside for a long while.  The thing about trauma is that it doesn't go away.  Just like all of life that happened before....

August 14, 2018

I wanted to share some shots that Jenna Jones  took a while back.  It's been so so so hot here these days that I just want to reminisce about being out and about when your face doesn't melt off.  She has done several series with me as the subject (ooof, poor girl!), an...

August 9, 2018

The City of Angels.  Let's be real.  I've had such a love/hate relationship with this ginormous place, and tomorrow is my nine year anniversary.  I came here from NYC fleeing a breakup, stars in my eyes, a fresh start on the horizon.  What I got were some of the most d...

July 31, 2018

This whole work from home thing is interesting.  It kinda sounds like the dream, right?  I mean, staying in your pajamas all day, lounging on the couch, watching reruns of Chrisley Knows Best in the background.  Perfection.  Welllll, don't be too quick to load up the D...

July 27, 2018

So when I started writing a blog seven years ago (on Tumblr then) I set out to do one thing: be honest in order to connect.  Over the years I've shared a lot of heartbreak and sadness, and I've gotten beautiful personal messages that have led me to believe that I've ac...

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