I've never been terribly good at the new year resolution thing. I tend to look at myself in the mirror and before I do anything else get pushed along exciting new avenues of thought like, has anyone ever seen a head on a spot form? Before their eyes I mean, as they watch? You look in the mirror and there's nothing there, yet half an hour later there's a spot. It must surface at some specific point in time, but when, and why has no-one ever observed it happen? Has a scientist somewhere studied this phenomenon? And if so, did they experiment on themselves, or did they turn all Burke and Hare and kidnap pizza-loving teenagers to fuel their research?
By this point most people have worked out their resolution, chiselled it into a handy piece of masonry tablet and got on with upgrading themselves, while I avoid the issue.This year, though, will see my fortieth birthday, which focusses things somewhat - probably the reason why this year of all years I have thought about making some changes.
Among others, the Sky show really brought the whole acting/amateur theatre and my capabilities therein thing into focus, so once Jekyll and Hyde is done I shall be hanging up my thespian shoes, for a while at least. A year I would say, anyway, as a start - most likely a lot longer. I am supposed to be directing Macbeth for production early 2014 so will need to start that process towards Autumn this year, so I have an excuse as such to avoid board-treading (assuming I can find a full cast, of course!). Once that's done, more than likely I will also vow never to direct again, either! Watch this space...
I will continue with the graphic design though, if a demand for my services remains. And if not, I will design stuff for my own sake, and put it up here for General and Mrs Public to look at when they get lost trying to find a rare, antique gravy boat! :-)