“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot
My name is Anna. For (quite literally) years now, I’ve wanted to start a blog. I have started them, to be honest with you. But every time I have, there has always been something that feels off about it. The timing is wrong, or I stare at a blank page for half an hour while I think about what to write. And there’s no use having a blog when you’ve actually got nothing to blog about, is there? At least that’s what I kept telling myself, each and every time I’d delete the makings of a site or blogpost, each time I’d click ‘Delete Account’ on various blogging platforms.
That happened on and off for a while, until I realized that if I wanted to start a blog, I had to stop making excuses about why I couldn’t, and to just make one and see where it took me. So that’s what I’m doing now: I’m flinging myself into the unknown (which, by the way, I know my friends would pay good money to see me do — I am not the kind of girl to step out of her comfort zone). I almost feel as though I’m jumping onto a train with no real purpose or end in mind, and no idea what I’m doing. And yet I find I’m still looking forward to the ride. That’s what they always say, isn’t it? It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Well, I suppose it’s time to put on my seat belt and prepare for takeoff.
But first, I thought I should at least introduce myself a little bit. I’m eighteen years old, which is not old enough to be considered an adult, in my opinion. I live in Southern California, and I enjoy scorching myself in the bright sunshine until my pale skin turns as red as my hair; reading books far past my bedtime (I still get the age-old thrill that comes with the possibility of being caught by my parents and being told to “Put that away, and go to sleep!”); writing novels that more often than not don’t actually have ends — just half-scrambled beginnings and messy middles and everything in between — and listening to all sorts of music, except for rap and country. If you play either of those in close proximity to me, I might very well just walk away and never come back.
If this blog actually goes somewhere, and I don’t close it down like all the rest — which I really hope I don’t! — I’ll be blogging about…well, my life (if the URL didn’t give it away, now you know!) I’ll post book, movie and TV show reviews; recommendations; new foods I try out; more pictures of coffee shops and current reads than either of us could count; snippets of my own writing; and more! I hope you enjoy, and please never feel afraid to leave a comment or send me a message! I don’t bite!