Hi everyone. You may have noticed some radio silence around these parts throughout the month of April. It’s totally a case of “It’s not you, it’s me.”
One of my personal goals for 2016 was to slow down. Any long-time readers of my blog know that this is a huge challenge for me. I normally have a ton of projects on the go all at once and to be perfectly honest, it’s exhausting. This year I’m focused on being really picky on what I spend my time doing. I just don’t have the time or energy anymore to deal with eight million things at the same time.
But this is not a bad thing — it’s a really, really good thing. Here are a whole bunch of good things that have come out of my resolution:
- Tarzan is coming along beautifully. We have ten rehearsals left before tech week (have you got your tickets yet?) and I’m so, so happy with and thankful for all the hard work that my cast, crew, and army of volunteers have done. (Check out a teeny preview here.)
- I’ve been participating in the TLTDAY #CreativeApril Instagram challenge and it’s been a lot of fun.
- I’ve been doing more stage combat work, which I am SO thrilled about. I was an assistant stage combat instructor at Ryerson Public School, where I got to teach two grade 6 classes choreography for their upcoming school production of Macbeth. I’m also the fight director for Musical Theatre Production’s upcoming production of Heathers the Musical. I cannot express how much I love stage combat and I am so happy that I’m getting the opportunity to do it more and more.
- I wrote and recorded a course for Theatrefolk’s Drama Teacher Academy, which I believe will be available in September. Creating a course was a crazy undertaking but it was such an awesome challenge and I’m thankful to the Theatrefolk team for giving me this opportunity and trusting me to do a decent job of it.
- I’ve gotten back into yoga, and am practicing once a week on Saturday mornings. It’s so good to be back on the mat, and is doing wonders for my overactive brain.
- I’ve been cleaning and decluttering my house like crazy, as well as slowly learning how to cook and bake (yes, I’m totally behind in the whole “adulting” thing). I’ve made four dozen banana chocolate chip muffins and a batch of macaroni salad. Shawn is understandably thrilled about this.
I have missed blogging though, and starting in May, I’ll be back to posting regularly again in this space. Right now I’m aiming for once a week, because I have had lots of new ideas as well for this blog and my online business that I can’t wait to bring forward.
Thank you so much for your patience, and for sticking around. I really appreciate it.
Working on stage combat with the cast of Heathers the Musical. (Photo Credit: Ross Davidson)
Linktastic – April 2016
- By me, for Theatrefolk.com: Create a Costume Vision Board, Props on a Budget: A Resource Guide, Respect the Tech! A Technical Theatre Challenge, How to Make a Basic Hair & Makeup Kit for Student Actors
- “How do I get published?” is a stupid question.
- Theatre etiquette, courtesy of Something Rotten.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda is basically taking over the world.
- Exciting news from CreateLoungeHQ!
- 65 creative ways to afford your dream.
- Animation has begun on Disney/Pixar’s film Coco, which I’m super excited about.
- How to rescue yourself from an unproductive day.
- Trips vs. vacations: what’s the difference?
- How to trick yourself into saving for travel.
- How to fit exercise into your crazy busy schedule.
- The seven worst pieces of blogging advice that you need to ignore.
- How to create video content on a shoestring budget.
- Five signs you need to stop consuming so much content. 😛
- One thing to remember when your motivation is at zero.
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