As I mentioned in my last post, I have had a lot going on! So let’s start where I last left off.
The new year started of with the 20th Anniversary HRC Dinner in which I volunteered for. This was my first dinner and it was a blast! I was able to go to the VIP reception that was held in the Executive Dining Room located at the Bank of America Corporate Center. It has been many years since I was in the dining room and was a beautiful sight to see. (I used to make reservations and attend dinners there when I worked as an Executive Admin for the bank.) I was even able to snap a quick photo before the guards caught me.
The dinner was phenomenal. I chose to go to the dinner as Lana and I am so glad that I did. Mary also came to the dinner, and we were able to spread a little knowledge of QKITQC. Samira Wiley was a great speaker and I truly enjoyed being a part of such a speical night for so many. I was also able to take my niece to see The Phantom of the Opera in Feb. It was her first Broadway theatre experience and it was neat to see her reactions to the show. We were in the balcony section (not my favorite for the record), which gave us an impressive view of the new chandelier as the show opened. The new set was impressive, and I loved the addition of the pyrotechnics to the chandelier.
My documentary premiered in a special sneak peak for the Kickstarter backers at our March Trivia Tuesday. It was so very special having some very close friends and family there to see the film and to see their recations to my story. Now being this week was also my birthday week, it made the premiere even more special. I also had my fair share of Cupcake Delirium since we not only had them at the preimere, but my birthday party as well.
Right after the premiere, I headed up to Washington, D.C. for a special screening of Living In The Overlap and my documentary at HRC! We had a little over 100 people come to the screenings and again I was so surprised to see the joyful reactions to the film. I stayed the weekend and enjoyed some time with my rock of a best friend and his dear husband. Lana also made an appearance at the Imperial Court of D.C. fundraiser being held at Cobalt that weekend.
I find myself being a little reflective due to the documentary coming out and also because my legal name change also happend this month. I have reflected on both the high and low points of my life and realize that I am a pretty amazing person. Filming the documentary has truly taught me how to love myself a little better and to not dwell on the fact that I am 37 and single. I do hope there is a mister right out there that is willing to put up with me and all that comes with, but for now I am going to continue my personal growth through my life experiences.
March also brought the Charlotte Knitting Guild retreat at Camp Caswell in Caswell Beach, N.C. Oak Island holds a very special place in my heart as it was the primary beach we went to growing up, and in my young adult life I continued to visit as much as I could. Our instructor was the fabulous Patty Lyons whom I met on one of my first trips to NYC as a new knitter. It was great to catch up with Patty and to see just how far we both have come in our journey as knitters. Patty is an exceptional instructor and Camp Caswell was the perfect setting for a retreat. I must make a priority to get back down to Oak Island this summer for a little rest and relaxation.
The next few months will be just as busy with more screenings of QKITC, the Wells Fargo Championship, a trip to Boston to meet and see Bette Midler and a work trip to NYC with an extended weekend for fun.