Things I did in 2017

Despite the fact that I quite literally just wrote a post about moving forward in 2018, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to write about next, and was looking through some pictures on my phone.  It occurred to me that I actually did quite a bit last year, and some of those things were things I never thought I would do in a million years!  So here are some highlights from 2017!

I was a lead in a musical

It’s no secret that I love musical theatre and have been fortunate enough to be in some really beautiful shows.  In 2017, I was cast in my first lead role, as Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins.  I’m a quiet person by nature and usually shy away from the spotlight, but having a directing team that believed in me and thought that I could bring this character to life was truly life changing.

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Blurry dressing room photo

I spent time enjoying my city

Ottawa has a bit of a reputation for being boring.  It’s a government town, and when you grow up here, it can be really easy to forget how beautiful it really is.  I spent a lot of time actually exploring and appreciating my city.  From it’s beautiful parks to the festivals and Canada 150 celebrations, 2017 was a good year for Ottawa.

Gatineau Park

I was an extra in a movie

I actually started doing this in 2016, but filming actually wrapped before I got to go on set so I wasn’t actually a part of the film.  This time I was an extra in 2 movies.  Unless they’ve cut the parts that I am in though, I’ll definitely be visible in at least one of them. It was actually a really cool experience.  The filming took place over night which was a little bit exhausting, but I actually had a lot of fun with it and look forward to more possibilities in the future.

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On the film set

I went to see professional wrestling…

… and actually enjoyed it.  It was not something I expected to like, but I genuinely did like it.  It’s a different form of entertainment for sure, but I left the event looking at it as a form of theatre in a way and that I can really get behind.

I did some knitting and crochet commissions

I’ve been knitting since I was a little girl, but it never really occurred to me to actually get paid for it.  My first commission was for a stuffed sheep.  It was a challenging design, but I was really pleased with the final result.  After that, I was commissioned to make a few other items.  Knitting has always been a passive hobby, but one that I’ve always enjoyed doing, so I’m looking forward to pursuing it a little bit further in 2018.

The sheep pillow I made.  The pattern is available here (https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2013/03/03/lauras-loop-bobble-sheep-pillow/) if you’d like to give it a try.

Those were just a handful of things i did last year.  Looking back, I can only expect more from 2018.  What are some things that you did in 2017 that you enjoyed?

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2 thoughts on “Things I did in 2017

  1. mphadventuregirl says:

    I did some wonderful things in 2017. I read about 11 books, watched three musicals (Little Shop of Horrors at school, Rent and Les Mis on tour), went to Asheville for a day trip, had a wonderful Christmas. But if you really want to everything I did in 2017 go to my blog and find my post about 2017

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