Annakin – Mi Hija
We Celebrate Anna Wilson and honor her life. She graced us for 21 years and her legacy lasts forever. She was, and is an angel who embodies Pura Vida and inspires many to find their own “Pura Vida”too.
Pura Vida is Spanish for “pure life”. In Costa Rica, Pura Vida is used as a greeting for most any occasion: Hello, Goodbye, Everything’s Great, All is Cool – almost like “Aloha” in Hawaii.
Pura Vida is more than a saying – it is a way of life!
Simple, clean, pure, happy!
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Celebrate the Life of Anna Marie Wilson
On January 3rd, 1997 Anna Marie Wilson was born in Huntington Hospital in Pasadena California. She was born just a few hours after the birthday of her mom, Laurie Mead.
21 years later on March 28, 2018, Anna passed away in a car accident while on spring break with a best friend, Amanda Korbas, in Puerto Penasco / Rocky Point Mexico. This was the day after the 60th birthday of her dad, Kevin Wilson.
Anna was expecting to finish her undergraduate studies at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) a year early. She had nearly completed the requirements for her undergraduate bachelor of science degree in Pharmacological Chemistry at UCSD. UCSD awarded her (and Amanda) their degrees posthumously.
In addition to being an excellent student, Anna was a beautiful woman inside and out, and a kind soul who touched countless others wonderfully, many lives deeply, and some of us profoundly.
She attended Eagle Rock Montessori for day care, Ribet Academy for preschool and kindergarten, and then Marengo Elementary school in South Pasadena from 1st through 5th grade. From 6th grade through High School, she attended Westridge Girls School in Pasadena. She earned stellar grades, nailed many AP exams, and was active in extracurricular activities and leadership positions. She applied and was accepted to many fine universities, and ultimately chose UCSD for the academics and student life.
Anna loved being physically active including stints with team sports such as gymnastics, soccer, basketball, swimming, and golf. She was a co-captain of the Westridge Golf team. She also loved to ski, hike, sail, jog, and play tennis and racquetball and WII. She completed two sprint triathlons in Santa Barbara. Her senior project in high school was salsa dancing, and she developed a deep inspiring love of dancing most especially to reggaeton. Perhaps her greatest passion was yoga.
Anna was a musician. She played piano for over ten years performing regularly in recitals and guild competitions. She played the trombone in 5th grade, and switched to viola when she started at Westridge. The orchestra at Westridge was quite spectacular with regular concerts and traveling concerts in San Francisco and Chicago.
She elegantly married music to her singing and to her dancing right until her last moments. And no doubt beyond.
Anna loved to travel, and she picked up Spanish like a native. Her Mexico trips included 2 vacations to Club Med in Ixtapa in Zihuatanejo, a medical internship in Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, and countless trips as the “ringleader” with her friends to Tijuana, Ensenada, and Rosarito Beach. She also had an internship and a bunch of vacations in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Spain. She also visited Paris and New York, and probably a few other amazing places that I can’t remember right now.
Anna’s soul’s purpose was (and is) to be a bridge of light and connection. She loved each and every one of her family members and especially loved all of her friends. From preschool mates to the people she met on her last day on earth, all were deeply touched and moved by her. Yes, she was kind and intelligent. But she was exceptionally present. She once said her life’s purpose was to listen. She wrote about, talked about, and thought about each person deeply and insightfully. It’s amazing that she was so connected to so many people and yet so low key about it all. I call her the Switzerland in our family bridging divides left and right. Some people thought she would become a diplomat.
She is an old soul with youthful energy.
Everyone loved her dearly. We still do.
Mucho Amor, Anna. Mucho Amor, Mi hija
Anna loved lists. So much is revealed about Anna by reviewing her lists. Here are a few:
Harney Sushi punch card
Asian massage punch card
Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
Purple macbook with chemical equation and eco turtle stickers
Beach towel and sunglasses
Walking into Harney Sushi and the vibezzz man the reggae music and the decor I love
Yoga teacher certification
Club med or other jobs abroad
Landmark forum, agape retreats
Trips w/mom to vegassss, w/dad to Tulum
Every body is beautiful
Ornithine carbamoyltransferase mutation that blocks the ability to use arginine
Make habits now rather than plan to break them later. Make friends now. Eat healthy now. Exercise now. Be who you want to be right now
UCSD Graduation - June 2018
ICANN62 in Panama and 63 in Barcelona
Ayahuasca ceremony in Tulum, Mexico
Spread her grandfather’s ashes atop Mt. Wilson as we did two years ago for her grandmother, Charline
Summit Mt. Whitney
Solar Eclipse in La Serena, Chile - July 2nd, 2019
Mt. Kilimanjaro summit and Safari in Tanzania
Develop yoga retreat center in Costa Rica
Start businesses that yield passive cash flow and ability to travel the world
Surf awesome beaches and witness countless sunsets
Life is good.
Look around at all the miracles around you. Sky? Rain? Inventions?
How can you do anything but sit in awe of what God has created.
Rise in gratitude! Why? Because you deserve it.
You are good, light, peace, good, love. That is reality.
Bask in the feeling of goodness or knowing you are unique manifestation of God
There’s really no separation from you and the next person next to you. So any apparent tension you might be feeling is actually kind of a joke. Laugh at it.
You are just dancing with God, talking to God, fighting with God. You are God. You are love. You are light Everyone is God, love, light.
Breathe. Connect to the NOW.
Emotions are part of the human experience but they do not deny what i’ve already written here.
You are not a victim. I know it can be nice to have that story sometimes. It’s nice to blame things on others. But come on, it’s so much better to be a BADASS. And you are a badass, Anna. Don’t even try to deny it. Just look at how fucking interesting you are.
Be more awake and aware
Be unattached to the outcome
Work hard, love hard, and experience it all to the deepest level I possibly can and then let go
Grateful that life is good
Amazing friends that cause me to break out in a huge smile - some once a month, some i live with, some once a year, some from HS, some from college, some from random nights out, some from around the world -- all of them I laugh with, proud to be with, respect and respected by, full of love and admiration, reciprocal
Awesome romantic relationships. They look at me like I’m an angel. Smart, kind, aware, attractive, great in bed, worldly, successful, and joyful. Full of love when there. Full of gratitude for the lessons when they are not.
Prosperous. Amazing bank account, rising every day, too much for myself so I give. My house is welcoming and warm and inviting.
Being able to go to such a prestigious university
Being able to do whatever I want!
Financial support from my parents
My relationship w/ my dad
My relationship w/ my mom
My relationship w/ Jim
My relationship w/ Kathy
My relationship w/ Zen
My relationship w/ Nick
Netﬂix (super $)
Exelis (piezoelectrics) - xls Yelp
linked in account
dr real estate
more money into stocks?
Help Sustain Anna’s Legacy
Westridge School for Girls, Pasadena California. Anna started at Westridge in 6th grade and graduated high school in 2015. Westridge helped shape her to become a strong woman, where she was in an environment that allowed her mind to blossom and her heart to be touched by a community of sisters. Donate to Westridge in Anna’s name here: www.westridge.org/annawilson
Agape International Spiritual Center founded by Reverend Michael Beckwith. When Anna was 4 years old, we started attending the children’s church at Agape. She performed with the Children’s choir and supported her dad in becoming a licensed spiritual practitioner.
As a young adult, she re-started attending services when in town, studying the spiritual teachings of new thought ancient wisdom, and listening to Rickie’s music. She challenged me to join her in the 31 ways in 31 days to Love, Heal and Prosper. On her own, she joined Agape’s 4 day silent meditation retreat in Joshua Tree and welcomed 2018 in with 18 “ohms”. In her words, “it was amazing and life changing. Dad, I think i got this life thing figured out.” Donate to Agape in Anna’s name here: https://web.agapelive.com/registrations/anna-marie
StandUpForKids. Anna volunteered throughout her life for many organizations and in many ways. Most recently she was a regular volunteer for Stand Up For Kids which empowers homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth. Contribute to StandUpForKids here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/sufkannawilson
Click on the play button to listen to her favorite songs and celebrate her life in pictures.