We went to see Frozen 2 last week. It was amazing. And let me just promise right now: no spoilers to follow. Frozen 2 was fantastic. I didn’t think I’d love it. I didn’t think I’d like it. But I did. It was phenomenal. The storyline was great. The characters were great. And yes, there […]
Failure is rough. And we ALL fail.
Wouldn’t it be nice if somehow we could immunize against failure?
Your failure is only what you let it be. Don’t let the anticipation of the unknown prevent you from taking action now.
You don’t have to monetize your hobby.
We all have a thing we do. Maybe we make music or art or stories. Maybe we tell jokes. Maybe we cook. Maybe we do a little bit of all of it.
I’m a mom. It’s awesome. It’s also the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m learning to be not-quite-selfish. I’m learning to balance my time. I’m learning to be fair to myself while being fair to my daughter. I find myself drawn to work with people who get that I’m trying to be a mom first. […]
Today I need courage Today I need strength To do something which Absolutely cannot wait Courage is hard Courage is scary It musters emotion Of which I am wary It brings discomfort And a small dose of fear It adds vulnerability Naked, standing here So muster up courage Muster up strength And do that which […]
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. What a load of you-know-what. I was on the phone the other day having a conversation that repeats itself in many forms all too often. The person on the other end of the line says something and it makes me angry/irritated/frustrated/insert-favorite-angry-word-here. Then […]
I love pie. Don’t you love pie? I think everyone loves pie. (Ok, there’s probably a few people who don’t love pie. This is not a love letter for them.) Pie, you make things right in the world. There’s something about methodically mixing butter and flour and water that gives you a moment to think. […]
Progress is scary sometimes. Most of the time we get to a point in our lives, look back, and say “Wow! Look how far I’ve come!” That’s not the scary kind of progress. That’s progress that has happened to us, and while we are likely the reason we’ve progressed, it’s not always on purpose. Have you ever […]
This post was originally published on kristinaevonne.com Composers – songwriters – throughout history have been addicts. Chopin and Berlioz used opium. Mozart and Beethoven were addicted to alcohol. Bernstein was dependent on painkillers. Despite their addiction, these composers are legendary. Their creative facility is unmatched. Could their addiction be a good thing? I won’t go so far […]
I’m a pretty adventurous person. I like to explore and get myself into bizarre situations. (One time my mom and I came within about 1/4 mile of Lebanon via a bus full of Israeli soldiers and had to hitchhike our way back to Tel Aviv, speaking broken Spanish to someone who also only spoke broken Spanish…) […]