Year In Review

So, in my line of work, you never know what is going to happen in the up coming year.  As the year comes to an end, I always reflect on the year as I recoup from the busy Christmas year.  This past year definitely had some amazing moments.  From road trips with my wife to taking my magic show on the road to L.A. and spending time with some of the worlds foremost magicians in Las Vegas.  My knowledge and appreciation of the art of magic has grown tremendously.  I have rediscovered all over again what it means to be a magician and feel like I did when I first started performing, 20 years ago.  I figured I would end this year by quickly going over my year.

It began in January… like most everyone else.  I kicked the New Year off doing a series of shows in a small town, Kincardine Ontario.  I was lucky enough to perform in my wife’s home town for all her friends and family as well as all the locals in 3 different sold out shows.  After flying home, I thought I was going to have a slower several months, but ast the weeks progressed, my spring started to get full!  In fact, I had to turn down a few shows which I always hate doing.  But, Palm Springs and Mexico was calling.  Once the vacations were done, it was back to the drawing board as I had two theatre shows that I had to write and plan.  This is always a fun thing to do, as it is a slightly different show then what I do for corporate events.  I love the diversity that comes with this profession.  I would have to say that the most fun I had was planning and writing a show with International Comedian Matt Falk.  I can’t say enough about that guy.

Then comes fall.  A fabulous road trip to Nelson B.C. for a wedding.  My wife and I took roads we’ve never driven and saw sights that we didn’t realize Canada had to offer.  I had a really hard time leaving this beautiful part of the country behind, but I had to get home as it’s the time of year where I start preparing the show that I will be doing for the fall/Christmas season.  This part of the year proved to be a hectic last 4 months.  Luckily there was less flying this year, and the longest drive was only 3 hours.  I averaged 3-5 shows a week and loved every minute of it!  I met amazing people and I have gerat memories from spending time with all the groups I performed for.

Every December 31st, as I ring in the New Year, I reflect, as it marks the day that I took my future in to my own hands and followed my passion…  Performing Magic!    I look forward to 2013 and all new adventures it will bring.  Bookings have already started pouring in.  Hopefully this year I will be able to accomodate those who I had to turn down last year.

Happy New Year to you all and I hope you make 2013 the best year yet.  I look forward to seeing you at your corporate event or private party.

I thought I would end this with one quote I received this past season from one client.

[testimonial author=”J. Krahn”]

Your performance was truly a jaw-dropping, spellbinding, and hilarious experience.

Bravo and well done!


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