I’ve done the math. I’ve checked how long it takes me to write a good material. It’s too long.
This has been a worthy experiment, but there are other things to do in life besides write a book. If I don’t get it done by the end of the year I won’t sweat it. This doesn’t mean I’m giving up. It just means that I’m not too worried about timetables anymore.
Here’s to accomplishing our goals in 2020!
This blog’s been going for a while now and I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching. It’s not really making me money, it’s more of a… release of emotion sometimes? I think Twitter might do this better (although I might quit Twitter soon). At the moment I’m leaning towards simply not renewing the WordPress payments and just going along with starting a different blog, maybe about writing or studying Raspberry Pi’s. I still am not sure what I’m going to do, but I’ve got a few months to decide. I’m in no immediate rush. And I still may keep going. If I do I’m going to transform it into something better instead of a bunch of half-thoughts and whatnot. Pretty sure my last post could have been read as: “Star Wars was bad. The end.” Or perhaps not quite like that but at the moment it feels like a really expensive social media tool.
What I’m saying is that WordPress gives me more control over my media creations than Facebook or Twitter, but it also is costing me money. I keep teeter-tottering between just deleting the thing and continuing with the status quo. At the moment I’m in the zone of “not-quite-yet”.
So for now, I’m continuing down my blogging journey.
This Christmas season has been great. Last week was mostly about exchanging presents and spending time with family. This week looks to be mostly about resting up.
During this time I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to do next year, and I’ve decided I’m going to go for writing a book again. Last time I tried writing under a pen name, so I’m not sure if I’m going to try that again or not. It seems like a lot of effort. This will be the big dream this year. I’ve been looking to write one for years and if I don’t do it now I don’t know if I ever will.
Yes, I still want to get Network+ certified. Yes, I still want to lose weight. Yes, I still want to fix my back. All of these are goals.
So basically I’ve just got to keep persevering in 2020. Not too hard, right?
So after last week I’m in a better mood. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t do everything at once. It’s really just about sitting down and doing the math with how long you want to spend studying/practicing things day-to-day. I did that once upon a time, but I realize now that I need to make more room for relaxation. I need to have something to look forward to day-to-day.
All work and no play just puts you in a bad place.
I’ve decided to enter my very first photography competition. I have no formal training in photography, so this is just going to be a fun “let’s just submit a few photos” kind of thing. I’ll probably have to find an area with some wildlife or something. If not that then I could just ask to be taken out onto a lake. Whatever the case, I’ve got to find a place to take some amazingly “unique” photos. I have a few weeks before I submit my entries to figure this out.
A few options are listed below:
- More photos from Paul B. Johnson State Park.
- The Biloxi Lighthouse and other historical landmarks.
- Ocean/Beach Photos.
With Paul B. Johnson State Park photos, if I’m going to do anything commercial with it beyond sharing it on a blog or Facebook or whatnot I am required to let the government know ahead of time. I’m not sure if this competition qualifies as there is technically a fifty dollar prize for winning so for any public space I’m going to let the local authorities know ahead of time. I’m also going to try to vary my photos. My biggest goal is to find some wildlife, but it’s not limited to anything in particular.
In any case, I’m considering this the next phase of my photography skills. If I don’t win I’m not going to sweat it, but if I win I’m probably going to consider this a major personal victory. Either way I’ll get to take some amazing photos.
Well, sometimes life gives you lemons, and you can only make lemonade out of them. You can’t make Gatorade, Red Bull, or Slimfast out of that stuff. We can only do so much in with what we have.
What I’m trying to get at here is I’m cutting down on things. I can’t keep wandering around feeling aimless. I’m trying to do too much with too little time. I used to have a second blog. A “secret” blog that was really not very secret because there were at least three (I think) people who knew about it. I tried to write a book. I also did book reviews. Lo and behold, there are only 24 hours in the day and I have killed myself for so long I don’t even want to think about this. I cannot keep writing a book while keeping a day job. It’s too much for the faint of heart. I have learned my lessons on this.
I’m also cutting down on other things, like programming and so forth. It’s time I managed my time better. I need to sleep and eat too.
It just makes me kind of sad that I can’t do all the things I want to do. I feel like I missed out on so much in life. Maybe in the future I’ll have more time. I’m just mad that I can’t do it right now.