Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't I? So, here's my review of MY year.
I played the guitar and helped arrange songs for Ottershaw Players' annual rude revue in February. Not as much fun as actually being in the show, though. I'm looking forward to the next Farrago, in March, as I'll be playing Sherlock Holmes.
March to June was spent rehearsing Les Liaisons Dangereuses, again with Ottershaw Players. Preceded by 3 months of preparation. The play was generally a critical succes, though not a financial one, unfortunately. Looking back, I think I should have got the pace picked-up somewhat, but I'm proud of how well it went. Currently, I'm planning for the production of Habeas Corpus next June.
I've now managed to keep blogging for a whole 6 months, with 1149 visitors, at time of writing - I'm not in Scaryduck's league, but I'm happy that anyone reads this with any regularity. I don't think I've left a gap of more than a week, or so. And that was when I was on honeymoon in Shanghai. And knowing that I've inspired the likes of Delmonti to start blogging makes me happy. And having 'met' new blogging acquaintances like Mel and MaryB is great.
Blimey. June was busy! I got married, for the 2nd time, to The Wife (for the 1st time). And I know that this one is for real. Kathleen makes me very happy indeed and I consider myself one of the luckiest men in the world for nabbing her. And the honeymoon in Shanghai wasn't bad either!
I used up a ton of holidays going to drama school auditions and, frankly, not doing nearly well enough to get in. Good luck to some of the fantastic youngsters who I saw at the auditions, though I was also encouraged to see a few kids who weren't very good at all, so I wasn't completely living in cloud-cuckoo land. Lately I've enjoyed directing a lot more than acting. And I may have to start thinking about ways of changing careers in that direction.
A year ago I was promising myself that by this time I would not be in my current job. But I am still there. If I make no other resolutions this year I will endeavour to sort out my finances and get out of debt so that I am in a better position to make changes in my life and career.