Hey there! It sure has been awhile. I recently was talking to my parents and compared the last two years to roller coasters at Disney World (as one does). Last year was like Tower of Terror- a series of ups and downs, some small, some quite large. This year is like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster- it is literally just flying. There haven’t really been big ups and downs, but it is just going so fast, I barely have time to process what’s happening! Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few months:
Theater and Choreography
This year (so far) I have been in two shows and will start rehearsals for a third today! I played Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Shelley in Hairspray. Next, I will be starting rehearsals for Elf the Musical, which should be a lot of fun. I choreographed The Sound of Music and also assisted with a production of Mary Poppins in the spring. I continue to choreograph for two high school show choirs as well. There’s actually only been one week this entire year where I haven’t had rehearsals and/or shows going on. Am I crazy?? Just a tad. But I love every minute of it!
We just did a family “staycation” this year in the Milwaukee area around the Fourth of July. It was a lot of fun and so nice for us all to be together. Unfortunately, I got hit with a cold and didn’t get to enjoy the weather as much as I would have liked to. Also around this time (since everyone was home), we threw a baby shower for my sister Molly, who is due in early November! We also found out that my sister Emily is pregnant with her fourth child. I can’t wait to welcome these two new additions to our crazy clan!
I’m still working at the same company, but I started a new position at the end of May. And boy has it kept me busy! It’s very different from what I was doing before, but I’m enjoying the challenge of learning something new.
In June, two of my good friends from college got married on back-to-back weekends in Madison. It was a blast! It was so great to be able to catch up with everyone and be back in Madison. I also got to be the bride’s personal attendant at one of the weddings, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I know I’ve been very bad at keeping up with the blog. Like I said, this year has been crazy and, unfortunately, it usually falls to the bottom of my list. Even when I do have time for it, I sometimes can’t find the energy or motivation to do anything but watch Netflix or just sleep :) Here’s to hoping I can get back into it! Thanks, as always, for reading.