What a Difference A Year Makes

On August 28 of last year, I posted my opening article for Bravo, Bloomington! Happy belated anniversary to my little blog!

The stated purpose of this blog is to celebrate Bloomington’s inspiring theater and performance culture, and during this past year, I have met wonderful, talented people, promoted shows I believed in, and gained a little foothold in the Bloomington theater world.

On a more personal note, though, this blog had a bigger purpose. When I started the blog, I had just made the hardest decision of my life, to withdraw from my PhD program. For me, this was more than just quitting a job. I didn’t really know who I was outside of school. I had to rediscover my skills, my career goals, and my place in the world.

Bravo, Bloomington! was a key element to my emotional recovery. Read more