I just got back from recording an update podcast with The Lovers, The Dreamers and You team. It has been a long time since our last podcast… we have not recorded anything since February! Sad trombone! But the entire team has been incredibly busy the past few months. We discovered that in between all of us, we’ve worked on 7 shows — Matt and Ceris had done 5 each!
I thought I hadn’t done too much, but looking back on the year thus far, I’ve actually done a LOT. So without further ado, here’s my mid-year check-in list!
- Co-hosted The Lovers, The Dreamers and You podcast #9
- Took my mom to Medieval Times Toronto for her birthday
- Started rehearsals for OKTC’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
- Interviewed event attendees on the red carpet at the Beat Dish Awards
- Organized and produced the first OKTC Coffeehouse
- Purchased kerryhishon.com!
- Guest instructed for “60 Seconds of Fame” at Matthews Hall
- Attended the OKTC Stairway to Love Gala
- Performed in Empty Space Productions’ inaugural show, Edward II, at the Arts Project
- Co-hosted TLTDAY podcast #11
- Went to an Oscar party with the Edward II peeps
- Started The Artist’s Way
- OKTC’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. had an entirely sold-out run!
- Did some fight choreography for OKTC’s production of Juvie
- Turned 30 years old!
- Travelled to Chicago with Shawn for my birthday!
- Was the recipient of an amazing surprise birthday party!
- Started serious planning for [THEY FIGHT!]... performing/assistant fight directing/co-producing!
- Had the first [THEY FIGHT!] company meeting and started rehearsals
- Assisted with the second puppet-making workshop at the Palace
- Went to a London Knights game with my friends and had box seats
- Shawn and I set our wedding date!
- Went to my first Blue Jays game of the season
- Assisted with Sullivan & Gilbert at the Palace Theatre
- Master of Ceremonies at my stepsister’s wedding
- Completed my first 5k at the Run for Ovarian Cancer
- Tons of rehearsals for [THEY FIGHT!]
- Completed my second 5k at Josiah’s Journey Walk/Run for the NICU
- Presented the Grade 8 feature at the OKTC Grad Gala
- Attended the BackStage Bash at the Grand Theatre and went on a backstage tour
- Performed in The NO Show at the London Fringe
- [THEY FIGHT!] won the Impresario (Patron’s Pick) for the Spriet Theatre at the London Fringe Festival
It’s been a crazy busy six months! Looking back on it, I’ve actually accomplished quite a lot. It’s nice to have a list like this to look at when you’re feeling down in the dumps or uninspired. A lot of these items blended into another, such as rehearsals for Edward and Mermaid and [TF!]. I’ve learned a lot, improved my skills, spent quality time with friends and family and tried new things. Ceris wrote a post about her past few months and all the things that she’s accomplished as well.
At the same time, there is still a lot I want to accomplish. I haven’t made much of a dent in my 100 Things list lately, but to be perfectly honest, I haven’t been actively pursuing any of those things, unfortunately. Plus, wedding planning has been on my mind!
So here’s what I want to achieve by the end of December 2013:
- Have a beautiful wedding in September!
- Edit my two existing one-act plays (After Alice and Inspector Noble and the Figure in Black) and post details on how to purchase the rights to them on my website!
- Finish The Artist’s Way (I gave up after Week 7, and I want to finish it once and for all!)
- Write 30 pages of my one-woman show. (If I finish this by the submission date, I just might submit it to the 2014 London Fringe.)
- Get my own business cards.
- Stretch daily and be able to do the splits.
- Pay off the balance on my credit card and keep a zero balance.
I think that’s a good list! Challenging but definitely achievable, as long as I keep focused and push myself! I also am committing to doing a full recap in December with regard to these goals!
If you’re feeling a bit behind on your goals, Nicole Antoinette wrote a post about How To Grab The Next Six Months By The Balls on her blog, and you should go check it out. SillyGrrl has an entire section of her website devoted to achieving goals, and Gala Darling wrote a great post about setting goals.
So, dear readers, what have you accomplished since January 2013? What are your goals for the rest of the year? Let me know in the comments!