My Starry Life

I'm Anne, I'm an English major, I like things.

God has infinite attention… You’re as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He’d ever created.

—C. S. Lewis (via worshipgifs)

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how to improve a skirt: add pockets. how to improve a dress: add pockets. how to improve jeans: add pockets. how to improve a cardigan: add pockets. how to improve your acne: add pockets. how to improve your shattered relationships: add pockets

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improbablewanderer asked: herbal oolong

herbal: post a selfie


oolong: what are you hoping to be doing in ten years?


elenaflutterby asked: lady grey, green tea, oolong :)

lady grey: favorite outfit?

I wanted to take a picture like you did but basically all my clothes are in the laundry. I think my favorite is my dress that is black with a pink/blue/green floral pattern. I like to wear it with tights and lace up boots and my leather jacket. And lipstick. I also like sweaters a lot though. AND my jumpsuit. Which is also black and floral. Basically all the floral things.

green tea: where do you feel most at peace?

Hm, you know, I don’t know anymore. I would have said Wisconsin, my family has a cabin on a lake, sitting on the dock when it’s all calm like glass. It’s quite peaceful there but I’m not sure I really felt that peaceful when I was there this summer.

With my old roommates, sitting on each other’s beds and debriefing our day. Or on our deck reading our bibles together.

I go to coffeeshops when I feel distressed generally and sip fancy coffee drinks. Mochas usually. Sometimes I feel better.

MY MENNONITE FRIENDS’ HOUSES I usually feel quite peaceful at. They are so kind and hospitable and their mothers are always like COME IN EAT THIS CAKE I JUST MADE FROM SCRATCH. And trees and stars and bonfires. It’s lovely.

oolong: what are you hoping to be doing in ten years?

Writing things, loving people. Not sure on the specifics. It used to be that all I wanted to do was write books and become a famous author. Currently I feel like what I really want to do is end child marriage. I think I want to use the storytelling abilities I have to raise awareness about issues people don’t know a lot about and give a voice to people who aren’t being heard. Particularly girls. I wrote an article on human trafficking last semester that broke my heart. So basically I want to be CHANGING THE WORLD in ten years. Or, you know, doing meaningful things.

These all seem like kind of unnecessarily long answers, but THERE YOU GO.


  • earl grey: how do you take your tea?
  • lady grey: favorite outfit?
  • irish breakfast: what country do you want to visit?
  • chamomile: comfort movie?
  • peppermint: what's your favorite holiday and why?
  • milk: do you have any allergies?
  • sugar: tell me about your first crush
  • honey: type out the last text you sent
  • green tea: where do you feel most at peace?
  • bubble tea: what ride would you pick at an amusement park?
  • mug: when/where do you normally drink tea?
  • chai: what do you order at starbucks?
  • oolong: what are you hoping to be doing in ten years?
  • herbal: post a selfie
  • coffee: surprise coffee ask! how do you take your coffee?

real things I heard today as an English major:

"I wrote in my notes ‘don’t fear the abyss’"


"I started making doodles about Finnegan’s Wake"


        When school was dismissed Anne marched out with her red head held high. Gilbert Blythe tried to intercept her at the porch door. “I’m awfully sorry I made fun of your hair, Anne,” he whispered contritely. “Honest I am. Don’t be mad for keeps, now.”
        Anne swept by disdainfully, without look or sign of hearing. “Oh how could you, Anne?” breathed Diana as they went down the road half reproachfully, half admiringly.
        "I shall never forgive Gilbert Blythe," said Anne firmly. "And Mr. Phillips spelled my name without an ‘e,’ too. The iron has entered into my soul, Diana."

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