Anna Weaver

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Content Writer/Manager, Poet, and Open Mic Host

Anna Weaver
What do you do?

"I write and organize words, for work and for pleasure."

What are you working on right now?

"Since summer 2020, I've been trying to relearn the art of paying attention. I quit Facebook and started meditating, which I'd call a good start. I actually focused for 20 minutes straight just last week!"

What’s something you would rate '5 stars'?

"Jenny O'Dell's How to Do Nothing: All The Stars. Her take on the attention economy is both wise and radically subversive."

Is there an activity that calms you?

"Currently, meditation.

(I use the Ten Percent Happier app every morning.) This past year I've come to feel more relaxed in my own home than I ever did pre-pandemic."

Where will we find you when you retire?

"Writing poetry, organizing poetry events, & hitting open mics whenever I get to travel.

I do those things now (or will again when travel is possible), but I'll do them more when I'm done working for money."

What's something you'd like to accomplish?

"I'd like to publish a chapbook (okay, multiple chaps). I want the experience of working with a professional editor/book designer, and the weight of the physical item(s) in my hands & on my shelf."

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

"Definitely quitting smoking. It took two years of trying AND going to Army basic training to solidify the new habit of not-smoking."

What's your mantra?

"It used to be 'not the hold-up,' but I'm trying out a new one—'lighten up'—to remind me that I don't have to take myself so seriously."

What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done—and would you do it again?

Honestly? Leaving my marriage, because I disappointed virtually everyone in my life. My ex was (is) a good person, but I'm not suited to the arrangement.

And yes, but I won't have to. ;)

Anna Weaver

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