What makes the perfect week for you? For me, it's about balance of family, art, music and work coming together.
I'll start with work. Last week, we had our Annual General Meeting at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. I had been sworn to secrecy for about one month, with the knowledge that a surprise was going to happen for the agents present at the meeting. What a surprise it was! My beloved Choir (www.Newchoir.ca) performed a Flashmob for the 300+ agents present. It was a mashup of Livin' On a Prayer and Dude Looks Like a Lady. The music began, my friend Dionosis walked through the group, a lone singer with a microphone, then...groups of people converged to the stage and rocked the Hallmark people. About 60 or so Newchoir members braved the elements, some coming from Mississauga, Oakville, Pickering and beyond, to be there for a morning meeting. I was totally touched by all of them for doing that.
We received a standing ovation for our performance, along with generous sponsorship from my company. Bravo Newchoir and RE/MAX Hallmark.
So, after that positive start to the week, I sold a luxury home that I had been marketing for some time. It was a very rewarding experience and both Seller and Buyers were over the moon. That, right there, is why I love my job!
Last night, "my" choir performed at St. Michael's College, at Bathurst and St. Clair. It was a terrific, intimate venue and we received rave review afterward. This choir, these people, are really stepping up their game and I am so incredibly proud of them. The one thing I have really learned in the past year is that having outside interests, beyond your work, is so very important and sometimes those outside interests can lead to more work. Go figure! After our concert, we went to a local watering hole called Scallywags at St. Clair and Yonge and danced our faces off. I haven't been out that late in years! I have met so many people that I now call my friends in this choir; it's just great!
So here is the other bit of great news...we are singing at Koerner Hall (part of the Royal Conservatory of Music) on May 31, 2014. Our repertoire will include an all-Canadian roster of 20 songs and a special guest. Tickets for that will be soon and we will sell out, so if you'd like to reserve a space, let me know here, or go to www.Newchoir.ca and watch for further details.
All in all, a very satisfying week.