Since I'm very tired of sitting around, pissing away all my time on video games, being depressed, and writing shit that I will look back and one day regret, I'm finally willing to take control of my life as a New Year's Resolution.
I've had to give a lot of thought to what exactly I want to do, but I'll need a way of keeping track and keeping up with it. Thus, weekly blog entries will do the trick.
Here are my goals:
1. Time to get this lazy ass moving (Get in Shape, Start Lifting, Start Losing Fat)
I'm fortunate enough to have floor mates at school who enjoy going to the gym to lift and run. After coming off a snowboarding injury that required 11 full months of recovery time and physical therapy, I'm finally good to go as far as health is concern. And being a skinny-fat 5'5" 140 lb. guy, I want to change this.
2. Work Hard, Study Hard (Pass my winter and spring terms)
Being an engineering student ain't easy. It requires a high level of math and science that usually makes the business students cringe. Luckily, I've been blessed with a love and an ability for math. This term, I tackle 19 credits worth of classes. I intend on finishing with 19 credits.
3. Fuck it, why not? (Record a Post-Rock EP)
Like everyone on this site, I have a die-hard, burning, passionate drive for music. I love driving around in my car for hours. Why? So I can listen to music. I love hanging out with my friends. Why? We debate music and where the industry is. Over the last 2 years, I've amassed instruments, pedals, and accessories in order to play music. I've never been able to find my calling in music until, for my 17th birthday, my parents bought me The Earth is Not a Cold, Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky. I hate to use the word life-changing, but its the only one I could use. I remember being completely and utterly mesmerized by the song Your Hand in Mine. So much that I began to write like that, and diving head-first into all the post-rock I could. With the proper tools necessary, and a floormate that wants to go into audio recording and engineering, this is my opportunity to accomplish that.
4. Damn You to Hell, Blizzard! (Less time playing video games/more time doing better things)
For fuck's sake, I live in Philadelphia now. Computer games should be a thing of the past. I gotta get my life in order. Instead of sitting around, I'll start reading more. Instead of partying on my weekends, I'll go into the city and do new things.
My goal is to go on my World of Warcraft during the night and level many of my characters to 85 and then sell the account in order to make cash and never go back to the game again.
Currently I got:
82 Undead Priest
80 Orc Rogue
76 Tauren Warrior
64 Draenei Mage
62 Goblin Warlock
If I get 5 85s on this account and try to sell it, hopefully I can make over 1,000 dollars for it. Plus, its something to do when I'm tired of reading.
Basically, this one is about trying new things, go to more concerts, meet new people.
But yeah, this blog will be how I keep track. Check back, if you actually give a shit.
Okay, I got my goals. So How am I preparing?
Got me a shitload of Kurt Vonnegut and other reading, health guides and nutrition information books, selling my World of Warcraft account and getting a Loop Pedal and Delay Pedal for Christmas (thanks mom and dad)!