My name is Anna Colibri and I, along with a few select writers and artists (let me know if you’d like to be one of them!) contribute to this blog with the sole mission of making the world a more beautiful and functional place.
I am a working single mom living in the heart of San Francisco during extraordinary times. We’re in the midst of a technology revolution and face issues like income inequality, mass incarceration, climate change, overpopulation, and slavery. Despite all this and the fact that I still sometimes have trouble paying my rent, I’ll be the first tell you that life is great!
This blog is where I tell the truth about life as I see it, with all its messiness, unpredictability, and heart-stopping beauty.
I started writing the first #CrazyBeautiful blog in September 2012, motivated by a broken heart. Because I didn’t want to feel alone, I decided to turn my personal experiences into something shareable that could help people feel connected and inspired. In March of 2016 I renamed the blog #RealSweet, reflecting my goal to accept the reality of life as it paradoxically is, enjoying the sweet while facing the bitter. Not easy, but the only way I can imagine living the truly good life.
#RealSweet means that life is messy and amazing, often difficult, unpredictable and uncontrollable, and yet, when all is said and done, sublime.
The #RealSweet message is that life at its best is lived on the adrenaline-producing edge of what we believe is possible and hope can be true. In a world of trouble and pain, we are spiritual soldiers, fighting the good fight and walking the high road to discover the truth about ourselves and others, and to use that truth to encourage love, courtesy, connection, and creativity.
Living the #RealSweet life is intense. It requires self-reflection, faith, courage, the senses of adventure and humor, and a willingness to take a stand for yourself and everyone. Being a soldier on the high road is often lonely and sometimes scary.
#RealSweet is about us — you and me — traveling the high road together, keeping it real and making it sweet.