This will be more about myself then the game, but it does end up walking hand in hand with the game. It's been difficult to come to terms with it, but truth be told I'm completely out of shape. I recently weight myself not too long ago and realized that I was almost pushing 300 pounds. The funny thing is is that I don't really look like I'm 300 pounds and part of it is that I'm still somewhat well built from when I was in the military a while back. None the less, being in this current condition is not helping at all and this is kind of the side effect of going to college. There's a lot of fast food joints within walking distance, and in the 6 or 7 months since I've started college, I've gained nearly 60 to 70 pounds without realizing it. This kind of weight gain has also somewhat killed my enthusiasm for most non school related things as well but I've been getting help.
This past week I've been working out by running and weight lifting. It's been hell trying to get the ball rolling but I've already found myself getting more energy by the day. In fact, my enthusiasm for not just the babysitting game, but art in general has come back with a vengeance. It's also encouraged me to clean up my place and start organizing and looking back on a lot of old hobbies of mine. But it's still a little too early to celebrate as it's only been one week and I still have a long ways to go if I want to be in good health again. It's just been so long since I last did anything outside of school and flash programming I feel like I'm back at square one.
I've compiled a list of things I want to learn how to do again this year as well as a number of goals I want to achieve. First and for most, getting my associates and getting Babysitting Cream done is on the top of my list. Along with those though:
-I need to learn how to draw again. It's been a little over a year since I had seriously drawn something with pencil and paper. I'm not sure where to begin though since I've given away most of my "How to Draw" books to my little brother when he moved away, and I'm not sure which how to draw books would be all the reliable or good.
-One of my goals for working out is to be in good shape for Anthrocon. I plan to attend and if I can get Aval0n and Grose to finish making more art, would love to give away a few printed copies of Babysitting Cream to the fans and just hang out for a little while with those who can attend. Hopefully I'll be in much better shape when July comes around so I'll definitely be up for other kinds of fun too. ^v^
-While going through some containers I also found my old Magic: The Gathering card set that I got for Christmas back in 1995. It came to my surprised how many tournaments take place on my campus and I would love to learn how to play again and take part in a few. Again, like drawing I'm really not sure where to start in learning how to create a good deck and implement strategies.
If anyone knows anything that might be able to help this bird out I'm always appreciative of the help. I can't slack anymore when it comes to my health otherwise I end up not only endangering myself, but my fans, friends, and overall future. I'm gonna use this journal as a means to make sure I'm keeping up with what I need to do to get better and keep working on this game.
Thanks for reading. ^v^
7 years ago
23 Feb 2012 01:55 CET