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Good things of 2016

Last year I started a practice where whenever something good happens, I write it down and put it aside to look at on New Years. 2016 was an awful year, and honestly I expect 2017 to be worse, but in the interest of practicing gratitude and not getting bogged down in negativity, it's good to focus on good things too.

I notice a lot of this stuff is similar to last year-- it's clear what sort of thing I consider to be a success --which at first glance made me feel like I didn't make much progress. But it actually shows small steps forward, such as breaking into screenwriting and improving my day job situation. And small steps build up, right? So focusing on the fact that I did show forward growth is good for me.

1. Mrs. Hawking and Vivat Regina were performed at Arisia 2016 to an audience of over 400
2. Mrs. Hawking and Vivat Regina were performed again at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016 to an audience of about 150
3. Vivat Regina and Base Instruments were accepted for performance at Arisia 2017
4. Vivat Regina and Base Instruments were accepted for performance at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017
5. Started a relationship with one television executive who thinks my work is worth showing around
6. Lesley rehired me for both spring and fall semesters, with more classes and a higher rate each time
7. Base Instruments had a public staged reading with Bare Bones
8. I wrote a new television pilot, Hood, that has gotten some good response
9. I completed 31 Plays in 31 Days for the fifth time
10. I got Hood requested for reading three times
11. I found an acne treatment that worked for me and my skin looks clear
12. Most of the Hawking cast returned for the third round in a row
13. Even with the departure of my old friend, I was able to find a great actress to play Mrs. Hawking
14. Started a relationship with a second television executive who thinks my work is worth showing around
15. I made more money this year than I did last year
16. Bernie got a new job

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( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 3rd, 2017 03:49 pm (UTC)
one more thing!
I seem to recall you also getting to be a super awesome maid of honor, deliver an emotionally moving toast, and wield the Colonel's service knife in battle against Bernie.
Jan. 4th, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
Re: one more thing!
That is totally true. I am very grateful to have had that experience. ❤
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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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