Last Friday I attended an event at the Vancouver Writer’s Fest called ‘Belonging.’ The event featured four writers (and their memoirs): Brian Bett, Charles Demers, Camilla Gibb, and Michael V. Smith. At the end of this entry, you can find
“I left something important at home during week 1 at the National Voice Intensive” – entry by Christine Bissonnette
I’m in Toronto, Ontario taking the four week National Voice Intensive. As of right now – as I am writing this post – I am almost 1 week into the intensive. I feel strange. I made a pact with myself
Christine: I’m Hosting the Very First Creative Life Event on Wednesday. Currently, I am Remembering to Breathe
On Wednesday, April 8th I’m hosting my very first event… and I am insanely nervous. There are so many pieces falling into place, and so many people helping me to make my vision a reality, and I feel incredibly overwhelmed
Christine: I Acted All Weekend… and Now There’s a Part of Me That Feels Guilty.
This weekend, I was introduced to a side of myself that I’m not sure I’ve ever properly met before. I had the amazing privilege of getting to act all weekend. On Saturday I performed in two different staged readings (and
Christine: I failed big, and now I’m studying hard to move forward in a real way.
Lately, I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed by life. Life has been chucking an unfair amount of roadblocks and obstacles directly at my face… but it’s also been giving me a lot of wins, and right now I’m just trying to
Christine: Masculine energy is goal-oriented. Feminine energy lives in the ‘now’… I’m deficient in one.
There’s not enough time to be creative in all the ways that I aspire to be creative. I feel overwhelmed by ambition – by what turns out is an overabundance of masculine energy. I found my flute when I was
Christine: Is it Possible to Be a Disciplined Artist, or Is That a Contradiction? (This reflection took a strange turn)
I realized last week that the idea of discipline – rigorous schedules, consistency, accountability (at least that’s how I define it) – felt incongruous with being an artist. It felt especially incongruous with being an actor. I wrote about my
Christine: “I don’t think you could carry this character for a full film,” said my mentor.
A couple weeks ago I got my new headshots taken. I remember waking up that morning. My first thought was: did I get enough sleep? Sometimes I’ll jump out of bed on an adrenaline high only to realize a few
Christine: I think I’ve always expected to struggle. I didn’t realize I could shift my mindset so effortlessly
Over two weeks ago I introduced a new habit into my daily routine. Sometimes it’s the simplest changes/additions that make the biggest difference. I think part of me has always expected big change to be a struggle, so it’s always
Christine: Am I giving away my power if I post a picture that shows off a more sexual side to who I am?
I feel pretty confused about a lot of things, but one of the things I feel most confused about right now is femininity. Over the last few weeks, I have gone on a major feminism kick. I’ve been reading “The