While I realize I say this every year and never actually follow through, I am going to say it again.
This year will be the year I start working on my life goals.
I had initially planned to present you all with the new show I am working on for the new year, “The Ian Show”, however due to some complications in recording this show that has been delayed. I do not expect that delay to last forever as I will be ordering some new equipment this week which should solve the problems I was having. The idea is to do the show bi-weekly for at least 6 months. This will get me 12 episodes which is enough for a first “Season”. The show is going to be a very basic talk/variety show that will start out very crappy but will help me hone my skills. I am very out of practice with video production so this show will get me used to talking on camera again as well as give me practice with basic lighting, audio, and editing techniques.
Expect more “Ian Show” news soon.
I am also working on re-starting Paint Comic. The older versions of this will be re-branded as “Paint Comic Classic” and the new ones will start back at #1. The reason I am starting this fresh is that I am actually giving each of the characters their own personality. Before each character simply reflected my own personality and they were all inter-changeable. There was not distinct characteristics outside of their visual design. Starting fresh will allow me to give each character a new backstory, improve the art style and hopefully open the doors for more interesting storylines. This is a huge departure from what Paint Comic was before but I think I can preserve the random/insane spirit of the original while still lending it some artistic integrity.
As far as the rest of my life, I would like to get myself in shape but I am not going to prioritize that over my creative endeavors. If I can find a way to make small changes that impact my overall health I will. If not, then I will remain the slob I am for now. Perhaps if I actually complete some creative works I will get a big enough boost to my self confidence to actually want to improve my physical appearance. We can only hope.
That is all I have for now, just a quick update. Keep it lovely out there my sweet delicious readers from the internet. 🙂
So here I am, living at home again. I really did not think my life would come down to this again but it has, so I am going to do the only thing that makes sense to do and make the best of it.
My goals for the next few months include studying to increase my job opportunities, get my creative side flowing again with some more videos and blogs as well as getting my license back. Hopefully before the end of the year I will be at least back on track with where I was in life before it all came crashing down again perhaps I will be doing even better.
The new adventure begins now!
Finish this short story by the end of March
Loose one inch by the end of May
Have a functional gaming rig by mid June
I have made these sort of posts before. Letting the world know what my goals in life are so that I may have some sort of accountability to make sure they get done. It hasn’t really worked in the past but writing them down still helps me at least attempt to meet them.
I want to be healthy. I have no problem with being overweight, but I can already feel my heart starting to give out and I am only 24. Years of substance abuse and an extremely bad diet have worn my body far past where it should be for a gent. of my age. It is a bit scary and I want that too change.
I have already been changing my diet and cutting back almost all of my substance abuse. I mostly drink water these days and almost never have fast food. I rarely drink anymore. Drugs have always been an issue and they are a bit harder to kick but I am fighting temptation and giving them the boot as well.
So what else is there to do? Let me tell you friends.. excersize!
It has been a long time goal of mine to start a regular work out pattern. Just because it is something I want does not mean it is easy to do. My body and mind still try to make me be lazy. Laziness is in the core of who I am.
My plan is to start getting up at 5:30 in the morning every day. I want to go for a morning jog followed quickly by a short round of pushups and sit ups. If I do it right I could be done by 6AM, my usual wake up time, and get a shower in.
I think it would also be good to increase the quantity of food I eat for breakfast as well as the protein content. Maybe instead of yogurt or cereal I will have a couple of eggs and toast.
So that is the plan so far.
In other news I should be done paying off my security deposit by the end of this month. Which means a new computer should shortly follow. When that happens expect a Green Glasses content explosion. I have been sitting on a lot of stuff that needs to get out.
See you next time, Space Cowboys…