Karen Halvorsen Schreck
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Open eyes. Open hands. Open heart. Open mind.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. The way screens dominate our lives so that we can’t even look away when other people talk to us.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I most regret my tendency toward self-consciousness. I wish I had earlier learned that it is all right, and in fact necessary, to take risks and make mistakes
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. “And then . . . “ I have this bad habit of beginning new paragraphs with “And then.”
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Yoga. And going for walks.