2018 has ended, but it started a new chapter in the story called "My Life".
List of accomplishments in 2018:
-Performed my first two private stand up comedy gigs.
-The first and only comedy club in Iceland, The Secret Cellar, opens and I started working as a bartender.
-Co-created two stand up comedy shows for the Reykjavik Fringe Festival; “My Voices Have Tourettes” and “Thor vs Jesus”.
-Performed stand up comedy in a festival for the first time in my life in three shows; “My Voices Have Tourettes”, “Thor vs Jesus”, and the “Goldengang Comedy Variety Show”.
-Started actively trying to stop suppressing my tics.
-A news article was written about my show “My Voices Have Tourettes”.
-Co-created the only comedy game show in Iceland, Seat Filler.
-“My Voices Have Tourettes” and “Seat Filler” became weekly shows at The Secret Cellar.
-Became a manager at The Secret Cellar (or as I like to put it, I became the first person with Tourette Syndrome to become a manager of a comedy club in Iceland. It’s the first and only comedy club in Iceland, but I’ll still take the win!).
-Was placed in charge of planning an event at the club and it was a success!
-Started performing percussive guitar in public for the first time.
-Had a logo and artwork created for “My Voices Have Tourettes” by Brian from Comedy Artwork.
-Created a website for “My Voices Have Tourettes”
-Created a logo for a friend’s show.
-Saw a post on Facebook that “My Voices Have Tourettes” inspired a friend to stop being embarrassed about having Tourette Syndrome.
-Was a guest on several podcasts to promote mental health awareness, “My Voices Have Tourettes”, and The Secret Cellar.
-Had a promo created for “My Voices Have Tourettes” by the incredibly talented Guðmundur Jóhannsson.
-Was interviewed on two radio stations here in Iceland to promote mental health awareness and “My Voices Have Tourettes”.
-Guide To Iceland wrote an article about “My Voices Have Tourettes”.
-Sang a song in karaoke that I always dreamed of being able to sing and, for the first time ever, was able to sing it because of not suppressing tics as much anymore.
-Performed stand up comedy at a school to promote "My Voices Have Tourettes".
-Performed stand up comedy for a private Christmas party.
-Created merchandise for “My Voices Have Tourettes”.
-Performed stand up comedy in Los Angeles, California.
-Started writing a blog (never done that before).
-Recorded two episodes for a new podcast for “My Voices Have Tourettes” (being released soon).
2018 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what happens in 2019!