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.
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.
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.
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.
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?