Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Costume Designer, Director, Graduate Student

A Look Back

What have I accomplished? A lot! I often underestimate myself but let me run through everything I did in 2018:

  1. Costume designed my first period piece, The 1940s Radio Hour
  2. Supported the cast in their aging make up, Dixie Swim Club
  3. Consulted on costumes, Our Town
  4. Supported the cast in their natural make up, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
  5. Designed and completed make up, Gypsy
  6. Survived dressing 41 teenagers with 3+ costume changes each, Curtains!
  7. Performed and dressed in a single show (learned never to do it all again), All Show Up
  8. Directed and designed costumes, Charlie Brown’s Christmas

The above are tangible items with physical pieces of evidence available for view and enjoyment. It was an amazing year, with many learning opportunities that I either ignored or implemented into my daily life; to be determined in the future and how I decide (or chose to decide).

Let’s look at some blog stats. I’ll be looking at these and reminding myself that where there are a few gaps of time when I dropped the ball. I am going to allow myself to be okay with those choices, they were right in the moment and they allowed me to survive and thrive.

Looking back, the three months where my reader activity dips (February, July, and Fall 2018) correlate with my life: my first half marathon race, my biggest costuming challenge, and my return to school while performing and dressing a show. Overall, I’m pleased that I was able to intrigue so many individuals to follow my journey!

Considering all of the above, I am very eager for 2019 and what I have planned for myself.

  • Make up for Dracula
  • Costuming for Red Herring
  • Directing and costuming for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

And that’s it! I do have things I’d like to be a part of but until the offer is made, it’s not in my plans for now. I will say, now that I am approved to direct at two theaters now, I’ll be submitting plans to direct in the near future and am eager to see what can be and will be done by myself and my team. I am proud of me and I am proud of you, for sticking around through my highs and lows.

Thanks for being here throughout 2018 and see you in 2019! ‘Til next time.

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