Last year was all about separating my hobbies from my real life. For whatever reason, people don’t like hearing about your gaming, cosplaying, or anything else if they have NO interest in any of it, so I ended up getting a fanpage on Facebook JUST for my gaming. Unfortunately, that’s caused me a lot of heartache since I had to hide a large part of myself away. Even with the addition to HootSuite making my socializing so much easier (hey, when can G+ be added?) I’ve felt that I’ve been lying to myself and acting like my interests are some dirty secret. Well, I’ve finally had enough and the New Year seems the perfect excuse.
Resolution 1: Simplify with a one stop update. Welcome to my everything. And when I mean everything, well, everything that defines me. This will be my little spot to just be me. I’ll be able to share posts from here on my other social networks, but if you want to know what makes me tick, just click the follow. Terrible advertising, but I’m honestly sick of having seven different links to everything that I do.
Resolution 2: Motivation, motivation, motivation. I’ve got some big dreams to fulfill, but I have this tendency to see all these road blocks and not find a way around them. Uncertainties scare the drive right out of me—I lose steam and come to a standstill. I’ve come to a standstill with my life since getting out of high school (seriously guidance counselors should be talking about the after graduation, not drama or just what gets the school more money—that’s for another rant).
Resolution 3: I will go back to college for my Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. That means Social Science, Literature, Creative Writing, English, Art History… I’m not 100% if I can get this degree through online, but it’d be well worth it so I can save up for the later schooling for the final step.
Resolution 4: Finally move out. For the final step from above, I’ll have to be in Texas. And while I would LOVE to just make that my one move, I don’t foresee it being feasible yet—crap I’m already losing my motivation. The main reason, aside from schooling, is that all my friends are mostly West Coast. I have a few on the East Coast, but the ones I’m really close and comfortable with are all along the Pacific or in the Plains.
Resolution 5: Self-promote myself. To achieve my dream, I will either have to have a name for myself or know someone on the inside. Even with a nice knowledge of what I want to get into, I’ve got to have the proof trailing along behind me. And that is truly the main reason for the Tumblr account, so I can post my works and everything else and show it off.
I’ve already started burying myself back in information, subbing to sites, podcasts, and youtubes. It’ll be a slow go, I know it won’t be anything over night, but I’m just so excited to finally start on this track. God willing, I’ll keep the steam rolling or my friends continue to kick my rear into gear.