This New Year will be a better one. It's what I think and what people say. Every year it sounds and feels the same. It can only get better we say. But that's not true. It can always get worst. It's never as bad as you think. Trust me when you think things can't possibly get worst, it does. It's kind of foolish to think that that at the strike of midnight our lives will change much. That a New Year will bring us a different out come.
Has the light switch been off this whole time, “Happy New Years” light switch on? I often hear/read that positive thinking will change the direction, but people often forget action is required. I feel most people lose track of time and forget to take action, I know I do. I also think that action is misleading, what action does one need to take, to make the year a better one. Is it work, is it house, or is it a hobby? The problem might be the direction one needs to take and finding a solution is like trying to get over writers block.
Would a list help, who knows I doubt it won't hurt to try. One thing that seems to hurt is distractions. I'm not talking about emails and IMs’. I’m talking about games, TV and reading/researching, Hobbies don’t forge them. Spending to much time on any of these and you’ll never get to do what you really want to do.
What is you/I really want to do. Do you want to finish reading all those books you bought or would you rather finish writing your own. How about learning how to make game or finishing the ones someone else made. Or working for some else or working for your self. It’s just a mater of time you think, one day, this year I'll get it done. I’m sure you will.
If you have computer with access to the Internet it’s all very possible. If you have a computer and no Internet, but have a smart-phone then you have the Internet. If you have nether, then find your self closest library or Internet café. For the most part you will be limited with libraries and the Internet cafés’. But you can still do some research, write and upload to Lulu, Amazon epub or fastpencil. These all a means to filling that itch of self publishing, so get that novel finished already.
If video is you cup of tea, and then get to it. While many would start on YouTube, I for one would look at other alternative to the almighty Google. A place like Blip.tv is great place to start a web series. Similarly Openfilm.com is also a great starting place. Both of these places give you ad-revenue, which they so kindly place on your videos as pre-rolls or after, if you choose so. If you’re not looking at making ad-revenue, then Vimeo.com Is a great place to try out.
It doesn’t end there. If making video games is the direction, then put down those programming books. I’m not say you won’t need it, but using game engines like Unity3d will get up and running in your fist game right away. Programs like Blender (blender.org) also provide you a game engine and a platform for the creation of 3d assets.
It’s very easy to get lost online and loss track of time. I’m sure it’s all for research, but just get working on your ideas already. Make the New Year a better for your self and stop just waiting for it to change by it’s self.