not skywalker

my name is anika. a-nick-a. not a-neek-a ... and yes, people HAVE told me before that it's like annikin skywalker. but i'm not.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

How Old Are You?!

Sometimes I find myself really reflecting on something someone has said to me. It could be a piece of advice or even an off-handed remark that wasn't meant to be sentimental at all. Words really have the power to lift you up or tear you right apart. Yesterday I had one such interaction. With a stranger, at that.

I got ID'd, folks.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Brief Interlude

My best girlfriend said this to me a couple of days ago and for some reason it really resounded in my little black heart.

"Talking and laughing is one of the loveliest things to do and life is short."

Maybe it doesn't even make much of a ripple in your pond but I've reflected on it and it's true.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Some days you just feel euphoric like no matter what, everything is going to be ok because you know you've got everything you need right here.

And then some days every decision feels like a fork in the road and it's like a crazy Choose Your Own Adventure and you worry because you can't just turn to page 91 and read what it says and then change your mind.