June 1! Officially two weeks till my birthday.
When I was younger, everything after May 15 and before June 30 was related to how close it was to my birthday.
That’s less of a big deal now.
But I do see June 1 as the unofficial beginning of summer and a new year (for me) and a time to evaluate what to do during the time “off.” (Although after 15 months of a pandemic, what’s different?)
I have a few goals for this summer:
- Watch all of the Marvel movies in chronological order (I’m paying for Disney+ for more than just Hamilton at this point).
- Re-watch WandaVision after #1 so that the stuff I missed will make sense to me.
- Learn two new arias for my WNO audition in September, which I hope to coach with a friend of mine, Shannon Coates (she doesn’t know this yet because I haven’t asked her).
- Successfully host What To Know/What I Wish I’d Known About College Auditions on June 30 at 6pm.
- Plan and implement a new membership program for serious vocal students for the 2021-2022 season
- Write some new cabaret shows!
- Lose the 8# that I gained back since the beginning of the year (still 17# down, but I’m trying to avoid the slippery slope).
All of these goals are, hopefully, achievable over the next three months, which is what goals should be. Not pie-in-the-sky goals, but ones you can get done. (Oooh, maybe I shouldn’t be talking about pie right now…. see #7..)
If you’d like to see another point of view about goal setting and re-evaluating them well after the New Year (which is when we usually set goals), here’s a great article from the website Stage Agent. What I really like about this article is the acknowledgement that goals shift and it’s okay for them to do so. Lord knows mine have!
Do you have goals for the summer? What are they? Drop them in the comments and we can talk about them!
If one of your goals is to audition for college next year, check out the June 30 panel discussion.
More info and registration can be found HERE.