Busy People

I’m so sick of “busy” people. “Sorry I couldn’t get to that today. I was just so busy…” “I wish I could help, I’m just really busy…” “Oh wow! If I weren’t so busy, I’d totally be there…” I’m calling BS on that RIGHT NOW. There’s so many angles of this that bother me so badly. Do […]


Trust your gut It’s smarter than you give it credit for.    

Words Matter

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 […]

Intentional Progress

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 […]


Breathe. Moments. Decisions. Changes ahead. Remember to breathe. It will be fine. Trust yourself. Have faith. Breathe.

Writing is vulnerable

In an attempt to write more each day/week/month, I’ve put significant effort into sitting down and actually writing… Seth Godin put it best: SUSDAT. “Show Up, Sit Down, and Type” It sounds much easier than it really is. I’ve been better about the showing up part. I’ve even been pretty good about the sitting down part. […]

The day I decided to write

I love to write. I always have. There’s something about hearing words in your head and moving them out that is therapeutic and empowering. I find I don’t write enough. I recently finished school and have found joy in reading the books I want to read, learning the things I’ve been too busy to learn, and […]

Opportunity and the Third Sunday Curse

When I was 16, I began what was later deemed the third-Sunday curse. My dad spoke in church every third Sunday and for months I inevitably did something stupid the night before. The initiator of the curse was a lovely June day, a few months before my 17th birthday. I had an opportunity to go […]

Could addiction be a good thing?

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…) […]