Sometimes life becomes a little chaotic and I forget that (despite all thoughts and well meanings ) i need to update my blog. Other times, my mind is experiencing so many thoughts at once it is difficult to sit down and pick out individual moments to write about. More or less, it usually both of these combined and when I look at the calendar I go “um when did it become mid September 2018?
So here is a quick update
I commence my volunteer role on September 30th at the National Clubs carnival on the Gold Coast. National Clubs was my first competition (back in 2005). Apparently I did something right because I am still here. I will be doing various jobs which include medals, music and managing the WAG and RG warm up gyms.
So I am helping out with Savoyard’s production of Chicago doing FOH and anything needed during rehearsals. There may even be a little surprise ☺️
Chicago commences previews next week at Iona College.
Jo and Heidi as Velma and Roxie 👯♀️
I looked up and we are into week 9 of 13 of this semester. I received a credit for my first assessment of this semester with one more to be marked and two more to complete. I am very much enjoying it and have learnt so much about autism in general and myself.
As many of you know, I am a leader at both Chermside and St Lucia units, I am finally fully qualified as a youth leader again and have taken on the role of John Oxley Arts Person (St Lucia is John Oxley region while Chermside is Brisbane North). So that is my usual Monday and Tuesday nights.
Recently my St Lucia girls raised $250 for Orange Sky Laundry at their cardboard sleepout, pretty much we slept in cardboard boxes, taught the girls about the challenges the homeless face and raised money for a good cause.
At Chermside we went camping at Bribie Island on the weekend and enjoyed the circus themed activities, walks and building sandcastles on the beach and performed a show for the parents at the end. The girls created their own skits.
I have been busy writing my presentation for Autism West’s symposium in Perth in early November, I will be speaking on the Saturday morning (November 3rd). I also attended the Autism in Education Conference in Brisbane recently.
I have also writing my weekly theatre column for Theatre People.