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New Goals for 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


  1. Do something the minute that I’m inspired to do it
  2. Keep my journal on me at all times
  3. Get less approval
  4. Be satisfied with myself
  5. Lose Weight
  6. Contradict myself more immediately
  7. Leave more blank spaces
  8. Indulge more dumb ideas

First Photo of 2013 & Goals

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

First photo of 2013

Firstly, some amazing things have just happened to me. One hundred and one extraordinarily nice people people combined monetary powers to pay for over half of my new Canon 5d, mkiii. Above is a photo from the first session taken with the new camera. I’m overwhelmingly touched. I’m in the process of making a cute “Thank You” video. I want to thank everyone personally and show them how much I appreciate this gesture.

Secondly, I have decided to lay out some goals for the new year. 2012 sprinted by but I managed to at least start a lot of projects I’ve had in mind. Here are a few highlights of those:

  • My directorial debut of  Manhattan Stories far exceeded my expectations in vision and reception.
  • I enrolled at new improv institutions (new for me), namely ColdTowne Theater and the experience has been invaluable
  • I have seriously begun digging into learning Spanish, mostly vocabulary, in preparation for my March trip to Spain
  • Squirrel Buddies, my improv duo with Roy Janik, was accepted to the Alaska Improv Festival and will perform in April, 2013
  • Other notable experiences: Process (Hideout Theatre), multiple performances at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, visiting Ohio, teaching new improv classes every other month, swimming lessons, roadtrip to see wildflowers, wrecking my scooter and fracturing my elbow!
And so I challenge myself to the following for 2013!
  • Publishing photography in regionally or nationally known publications
  • An exhibit of new photography works, of my own conception , not just a collection of photos from the past
  • Feeling confident in my ability to speak Spanish while in Spain, this March
  • Reading as much Anton Chekhov as I possibly can
  • Perform or produce a scripted piece of theater
  • Resume oil painting projects
  • Build some furniture from scratch
  • Continue to exercise, especially swimming
  • Visit more people
  • A photography project that includes getting to know people as part of the process
  • Camping, dancing lessons in some capacity
  • Launch a full-fledge Volunteering committee for the Austin Improv Community