Over the last six weeks, I have been acting in the professional Christmas show at the Butte Theater. I was cast as the Assistant Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz Colorado. My youngest daughter played Toto, and my oldest daughter worked backstage. It's been a great bonding experience with the girls, and I hope we can do it again next year.
I also challenged myself by joining the women's hockey team in Victor. I haven't played seriously before, but this is important to me. It's a way for me to prove my fitness journey is yielding real functional results, and I hope it'll be a way for me to bond with my boys.
I am about to spiral though, as my artist lifestyle constantly changes my routines, and despite myself, routines are how I thrive. January 1st literally starts a whole new routine along with the new year.
Fortunately I do have plans for the first bit. Hockey practice is on Monday the second. Then there's a game night at the bar in Victor (I am becoming known as a local author/artist/actor so I was invited by the bartender to come). I even stepped out of my comfort zone and invited the women on my hockey team to come too.
As for what I hope to accomplish in 2023, I do have a few goals. I am planning to make more progress with Contend (Book Five of the Children of Lilith Series) as well as work on a few other independent projects. I am hoping to be involved with the community theatre this spring, coach soccer again this spring/fall, hopefully the Christmas show again next year...
Unfortunately I also have to go back to NY (for the FOURTH damn time) to HOPEFULLY finish dealing with my mother's estate, which derails any other trips I might want to take, though I really really want to go back to northern Manitoba to see my family in Canada this July. Fingers crossed, it happens.
Other than that, all is well that ends well, I suppose.
One last Christmas show tomorrow night, then it's time to focus on 2023!