anna brones

writer + artist + producer

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I Don’t Believe in New Year’s Resolutions, But I Believe in This Daily One

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Beach glass by Anna Brones

Resolutions.

This time of year the “R” word abounds, always filled with aspiration and yet an impending sense of guilt. Few people keep their resolutions, and most of the time by the end of January, those good intentions have melted away, like the snowbanks by the side of the road, that once shone in pristine white and that have inevitably turned to a wet, grayish mush.

But the reason that resolutions can be so hard to keep is that we put so much pressure on them. Our expectations are high. This is the year I will change! This is the year I will be better!

Those are admirable desires, but when one day out of the year is the day slated for the beginning of all of your enormous life changes, it’s easy to crumble under pressure.

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January 5, 2015 at 09:37

Instructions For Living a Life

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Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
― Mary Oliver

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March 22, 2012 at 06:06

Thoughts on Empowering, Inspiring and Advocating for the Women Around Us

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Only in my early 20s did I learn the global importance of International Women’s Day with streets full of women around the world coming together in solidarity. This day is about empowerment and equal rights.

The 2012 theme is “connecting girls, inspiring futures,” which has gotten me thinking about all of the inspiring connections that surround us every day. In my everyday I come into contact with female colleagues and friends, all that are passionate about what they do. They are writers, filmmakers, doctors, lawyers, humanitarians and vagabonds, and every single thing in between.

What does it mean to be a woman? A lot of things.

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March 8, 2012 at 20:00