Thank you, President Barack Obama, for the last eight years. I and many other Americans wish you the best as you transition to back to normal-ish citizen life, and although I’m sad that you will no longer be president, I am excited to see what you and your family will do next.
Played Jigger in Carousel. Turned 30. Took some amazing voice lessons. Gave some good voice lessons and watched students grow. Saw friends triumph in their creative endeavors. Heard some incredible singing. Auditioned in Germany and took job with Theater Dortmund. Married my Rebekah and saw lots of people who I love dearly all at once or within a few weeks of the wedding. Studied German furiously. Sold nearly everything and moved to Germany. Began work. Sang in Don Carlo, Le nozze di Figaro, Anatevka, and Tannhäuser. Furthered my growing love of photography. Made new friends and doubled my family. Caught more colds in one year than I’d caught in the previous three (sitting at home with one right now actually). Binge watched Star Trek and Community. Played with dogs. Visited my first Weihnachtsmarkt.
Thank you for being in it in whatever way you were. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014.