The Wrapper in the Room

Was it the empty wrapper or the girl that made the elephant in the room appear? After all, the wrapper wouldn’t be there if the girl wasn’t there? You decide!

Taken from a Google search. Credits are listed in cartoon.

It was sitting there all by it’s lonesome. This little breakfast bar wrapper. It’s whole life it thought it’s only existence was to protect it’s precious cargo. It did an amazing job at that. It didn’t know it would hurt her, though and bring tears to her eyes.

So what did the breakfast bar wrapper think when it was torn open and it’s insides were joyfully ripped out?

“I did a great job! Yay me! I’m the best little breakfast bar wrapper this side of the Mississippi!” (Insert applause)

“I…

Things aren’t always what they seem...

My diamond ring has a story. Don’t they all? It was given to me by a very special person.

2013

Are we going to get married?

(((Silence…)))

Uh, I can’t afford a ring.

If you don’t want to get married, I think we should go our separate ways.

WHAT?! After everything I’ve done for you?

[Insert feelings of guilt, fear, and hurt here.]

2015

My grandmother told me she thought no one would ever buy me a ring. [Insert broken heart here.]

Thoughts of my boyfriend telling me he couldn’t afford a ring…

Thoughts of my grandmother telling me no one would buy me a ring…

“I bought myself a ring. I think I’m worth it even if you don’t think…

I didn’t know I needed this experience until I survived it...

Camping sounds like a fun weekend to some people. It’s not your typical bucket list adventure, though. At least I don’t think so. But add a thunderstorm and boom! You’ve got an unexpected bucket list adventure! I mean, a bucket list is a list of things you want to do to feel alive before you die, right?

Camping

Labor Day weekend 2020 I went camping and kayaking with some friends. But I slept in my tent. Alone. That was a first for me. Which was thrilling enough by itself in…

Anne with an ‘E.’ Gemini with an eye for sunsets.

That was my Twitter bio for quite a while. I just couldn’t define myself with my profession. I mean, my profession isn’t who I am. It’s what I do to make a living. I’m a graphic designer who loves the outdoors.

My job can be rewarding at times because some projects allow me to be more creative than others. The artist in me can shine through like a full moon on a cloudless night.

Outdoor activities like biking, kayaking, hiking, swimming, rock climbing, and sunset gazing keep me living. But…

I recently raised monarch caterpillars from eggs. Raising them is supposed to help their survival rate but what I got in return helped me with mine.

I started with 6 milkweed leaves, each with one egg, not knowing when they were laid. Within two days I had my first baby caterpillar, also known as number one, the oldest, my first. I fell in love. He was so tiny. Almost wouldn’t be able to see him unless you knew what you were looking for. …

I want feta cheese in my entire omelette!

Recently, I’ve had several awakenings.

This particular awakening started with the omelette incident. I state it like that because I actually saw what happened from outside myself. Possibly for the first time I was in a situation where I said to myself, “hey! This is wrong! This should not be happening! And yet it is. Something has to change!!”

I was having breakfast with my boyfriend and he ordered a vegetable omelette with feta cheese, because feta makes everything betta’.

While eating the omelette he noticed there wasn’t any feta cheese. And I remembered this happening the two other times we were at the same…

How do you make decisions in life? Do you think you’re happy? How do you know you’re happy? I’ll be happy when…

To love yourself or not to love yourself, and to be happy or not to be happy.

Are those two really choices?

Yes. But only when you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. When you’ve had enough of blaming everyone else or certain events for your sadness and not taking responsibility for your own happiness, do you begin to make a change, a decision to love yourself and “choose happy.”

A good friend of mine said, “A moment of true happiness…

Anne Koleff

A writing newbie. All thoughts are my own, that’s the scary part. Follow me on Twitter @pepperanne26. Find me on Instagram @pepperanne26.

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