Short Term Goals

November 2017

*Excluding carryover from October

  • Be more thankful – tis the season
  • Register for Spring 2018 classes
  • Come up with a Christmas list for my mom (trust me, this is harder than you can imagine as an independent woman)
  • Watch Stranger Things, season 1 and season 2 (it’ll be a re-watch for season 1 because I honestly didn’t get it)
  • Attend Play reading committee (yes, I joined something else with my oodles of available time)
  • Begin working on directorial submissions for Forge Theatre (this is a big deal, I submitted three plays and I want all three seriously considered)

October 2017

  • Read five scripts in my desktop folder
  • Further develop the Scrooge make up with Director
  • Complete the costume design for 1940s
  • Identify and sign up for a conference focused on writing, marketing, and consulting skills (if such a thing exists)
  • Plan next trip with my two sets of girlfriends, plan first solo trip, plan next Disney trip with family and/or friends
  • Don’t panic
    • Three shows
    • Transition between classes in Grad school (Sustainability -> Leadership)
    • Friend and family balance
  • Read and review one show
  • Handle ambiguity of costume (and prop) changes for Laramie (I know they’re coming)
  • Decide whether or not to audition for Titanic, Gypsy, Avenue Q, Our Town (yes, all four are on the docket for the spring)
  • Run 4 to 5 times a week (Half marathon training is in full swing)
  • Time management of three shows
  • Practice of make up – on self, on director, with assistant
  • Delicacy of sizing actors – both male and female.

September 2017

  • Request to attend the auditions for The 1940s Radio Hour and observe the production staff through decision making
  • Hold down the home front
  • Read five scripts in my desktop folder
  • Develop a new weekly post topic with a theatre focus, similar to my *peek* posts
  • Consistently run three to four times a week — do not allow yourself to get upset if you don’t meet this goal (8K on September 16th)
  • Finish reading and analyze three books for school:Honeyman, R. (2014) The B-Corp handbook: How to use business as a force for good. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.Eisenstein, C. (2013) The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, North Atlantic BooksWicks, J. (2013). Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The unexpected journey of an activist entrepreneur and local economy pioneer. Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.
  • Further develop the Scrooge make up with Director
  • Complete the costume design for 1940s
  • Check in on mental health via a) yoga, b) journal-like entry on this blog, c) running capabilities, d) attend more yoga/training sessions and e) time spent with friends and family
  • Enjoy the Netherlands, make an attempt not to feel guilty about missing a class night
  • Identify and sign up for a conference focused on writing, marketing, and consulting skills (if such a thing exists)
  • Plan next trip with my two sets of girlfriends, plan first solo trip, plan next Disney trip with family and/or friends
  • Stay on top of my magazine collection (current count should be zero, hopefully)
  • Sign up for voice lessons with Melisse, the classically trained opera singer
  • Celebrate my birthday – can I get into a Phillies game this year?  (Secret pleasure of mine as a theatre nerd)
  • Supporting my friends’ charity

August 2017

  • Personal Training reservations with Scott – so far, 4 scheduled within the first two weeks of the month
  • Massage and Facial – random Sunday afternoon pampering session
  • Multiple aesthetician appointments to maintain my lovely facial features
  • Read through for The Laramie Project at my local theatre
    • Costume plot for this show including a make up plot for The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge and another costume plot for The 1940s Radio Hour – both in December/January
  • Publicity evening for next season, Script in Hand
  • Disney movie marathon with my friends one whole weekend (after getting a mani pedi)
  • Board member meeting after the Disney movie marathon
  • Renaissance Faire and Hershey park the next weekend
  • I START SCHOOL – my certificate classes begin and I may be panicking
  • Annual Banquet for my local theatre
  • Hello Dolly! with my mom and BETTE MIDLER

July 2017

  • Four peek posts (some of my favorite things to write)
  • Each blog has to have a topic – not just a tiresome, unending blog reel of self-pity or concern or lack of plan.  It’s going to get old, fast.
  • 7 blogs written for the Month of July
    • Focus only one on Disneyland trip Here was a slight downer, I definitely focused two blogs on Disneyland
  • Register for a yoga class BONUS – I found a place that holds classes for less than $20 a session and does various types of yoga, so I can find the one I like the best. SCHWIN!
  • Plot out one script with stage directions, costume themes, set design, sound/music I did not, and I agreed to put more on my plate for other people versus focusing on what shows I want to direct
  • Sew one item of clothing from archive of patterns
  • Prepare for August graduate school – LEAN Six Sigma classes in particular
  • Finish reading magazines built up from December/January

June 2017

  • Do not get discouraged if this blog isn’t picked up for syndication at the end of the month, June 2017
  • Believe in myself and my writing capabilities to entertain and entice people to read about my journey
  • Write at least five blog entries – one down, four to go (with only a half of month)!
  • Decide whether or not I should look for sponsors – but the question is, what kind of sponsors would I look for?
  • Begin drafting and set for publishing at least 7 ideas for July’s blogs
  • Pick 2-3 shows to propose for the 2018-2019 theatre season