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Life On The Other Side

Life On The Other Side

I spent some time today working on my Twitch stuff and managed to finish my “Starting Soon” scene. It took a bit to get it set up the way I wanted it, but I am overall happy with the design. I think once I get a little more comfortable, I’ll likely change it, but for now, it suits my purpose.

Now that I’ve finished that bit, it’s time to move on to the overlay for in-game, however before I can do that, I need to actually set up my UI, specifically for Blade & Soul since I haven’t actually gotten around to playing the game much enough to figure out how I want to lay it out. I’m still happy with the little bit of progress I have made and hopefully, I’ll feel motivated enough tomorrow to actually sit down and figure stuff out. We’ll have to see.

Tonight, we are having a friend and some family over for dinner. The family coming over will likely spend the majority of the time talking to my mother-in-law and my friend and I will probably do something like play a game or watch a show. It will really depend on my mood. As is the modus operandi lately, sleep has not been forth coming so I may decide that it’s all a bit too much and hiding in my bedroom is the better alternative. We will see.

I’ve been having the itch to play around with my Silhouette but exhaustion has gotten the better of me and any remaining brain power I have, I try to hoard like a crack addict on meth, simply because I figure it could go to better use. I’m at the stage where I am absolutely ready for these babies to make their appearance but at the same time realize just how life changing their arrival will be so I’m in a purgatory of some sorts. I readily admit I’m not quite ready to cross that line into motherhood namely because I know with it comes the fear, anxiety, and the self-doubt. I know ultimately it’s not my choice to make but I suppose I still have time to hold on to my little slice of reality until it all gets turned upside down. At least, I have help, right?

Baby Steps

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Well, I’m just going to start this blog post off with a big “FUCK!” I managed to do something somewhat productive today and record a video for my YouTube channel and was just about to start rendering when Premier decide to crash. Suffice to say, I said fuck it and decided I’ll work on it tomorrow. There go my plans for this blog post. -grumbles-

I have been doing a bit more in terms of my online activities and trying to get the projects that I keep saying I want to do off the ground. The first step was getting my OBS1 settings figured out, so when I stream it doesn’t look like absolutely shit. I feel like I’ve gotten a hold on it but I’ve only tried one game so I want to test it out with another and see how it fares. After that I’ll move on to the overlay, which admittedly I am NOT looking forward to. babysteps

Once that’s completed, my focus is going to shift to Geek Inside Us; a collaborative geek blog that I’ve had for several years but have put minimal effort into. I really would like to see it get off the ground and actually become something so I’m going to start by fully immersing myself into all things geek and not just the things I find interesting. Afterwards, I’m going to try to pull in some new writers and set up a schedule so we have consistently new content. It’s not going to be easy but I think ultimately it’ll be a hell of a lot of fun. If you’re interested in becoming a writer (yes, your blog, networks, etc. will be linked), just shoot me an email.

As for the rest of the goals, I managed to make progress by having a Skype video call with Jenn and I initiated it! She and I used to have daily video chats years ago but then we got old and life become more about adulting, plus she moved to an area where the internet was less than ideal, so we stopped. I’m hoping that we’ll both be able to make a little more time to do it more often but we will have to see. She is literally raising a farm so her time is just as limited as mine. Still, I’m fairly proud of myself for reaching out, I’m hoping I’m able to keep it up.

I’m still trying to sort out how I want to handle the rest of my goals but for now, baby steps.

  1. Open broadcast software.

365 Days of Blogging #365DoB

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I meant to have this post up on Tuesday, however as I get further along in my pregnancy, I find that I get less sleep, I’m much more uncomfortable, and I tend to spend more days in bed than out because the effort of getting up is just too difficult, so you have my apologies for the delayed post and lack of notice.

One of my goals for the year, which might be a little unrealistic, given that fact that I’ll be a mom of not just one but two babies, is to concentrate and refocus my attention on my blog. I’ve let it fall to the wayside far too often with very little reason, especially when writing is a method I used to use to cope with stress, anxiety, and everyday life, and I imagine I’ll need that sort of outlet as I swim through the waters of parenting.

So what’s the point of all this yammering? Well, to put it simply, I am going to attempt to blog everyday for a year. O.o

I spoke to Alecia about whether this was a crazy idea and she further encouraged me by saying she didn’t think it was, so in an effort to keep myself motivated and inspired, I am inviting those who wish to participate to join me in blogging each day for a year.

If you do decide to join, all I ask is that you add your link below and link back to my blog, using the button supplied. In the spirit of getting back to my blogging roots, I am really hoping to find some new blogs to read as well as meeting new people and perhaps establishing some connections.

I do hope everyone has a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and hope that 2016 treats you well! Here’s to hoping for a great New Year!

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