The Ten On Tuesday topic for Tuesday, December 29, 2015, is 10 Things You Did in 2015 That Made You Proud.
- Trained a new Stage Manager. Granted, this is a volunteer theatre company, and so there’s lots more that professional SMs do that we don’t. But still, it’s nice to have another trained SM in our company so I don’t get burned out by doing too many shows. But speaking of that…
- Stage Managed two successful shows for my local community theatre group. One at the beginning of spring and the other mid-fall, but even so that was almost enough to burn me out for a while.
- Had serious talks with Mr. Wyrm about finances. This is a big one for me, because I get embarrassed talking about things and would rather just handle it myself. But we are married and a team now, so I’m glad I was finally able to sit down and talk about where things stood.
- Left the job I’d held for years in favor of one that makes me happier. Yes, it meant taking a significant pay cut, but it gave me back more time (shorter commute) and cuts down on the job-as-source-of-unhappiness aspect.
- Made Halloween costumes for me and Mr. Wyrm. I’ve done this before, but it’s always a good feeling to make costumes and get compliments on them.
- Sang with my community theatre’s caroling group. I only went on one gig, but it was fun, and it helped the community.
- Donated to The Bloggess‘ 6th Annual James Garfield Miracle. I gave a bit, though not as much as I would like to be able to afford, but if this thing works the way it’s supposed to, it went to people who needed help. And I had help to give. It’s a good feeling. And if you want to feel good, or need a good cry, go read the comments to this post. Proof that there are still good people out there – even on the Internet.
- Speaking of donating… I also donated to Sierra Club via Beat The Dev. Not one of my regular charities, but I enjoy helping other people with their donation goals. It’s kinda strange: I donate to a few charities on a regular basis, but that feels “normal”. Donating to charities that other people are actively recruiting for somehow feels better. Maybe because it’s above and beyond what I would have done normally?
- Put highlights in my sister’s hair. (And it looks good, and she said she liked it.) Not a huge accomplishment, but it’s something I’ve been offering to do for ages, and she finally took me up on it. It feels good to help her feel pretty at a much lower cost than she’d been normally paying. Yeah, a hairdresser is still better at it than I (and has better products), but neither of us can afford to pay salon prices on a regular basis.
- Helped Mr. Wyrm with his backaches. I manage to do this on a regular basis, but I still feel good about it. We both get tension headaches sometimes, and while I can often manage mine with some Advil and a heat pack, his behave best when I work out the knots for him.
How about you?
Have a great rest of the week and a very happy New Year!