For some of you who know me a little better off the board, you know I’ve been pissed recently about a lot of things, mainly financial. The inability to find an apartment I can find on my paltry paycheck, still be able to pay my bills and at the same time actually be able to afford a beer or two.
That said, I’ve come to several different things that I’m going to do to ease the stress and hopefully it will work.
I’ve saved for quite a bit to get a new desktop. I built one at Dell, going to try and sweet talk them into giving me a discount and then I’m going to order today. Hopefully it’ll be here and set up by next Wednesday or so.
The one thing that used to help me ease some stress was writing. But not the same writing I do for my job — that’s just a bit stressful at times. And really doesn’t ever ease stress, deadlines and all.
No, instead, I want to get back into writing things I enjoy and can keep my attention hopefully.
I’ve had a fictional book idea based on a character I used for a column in college I’d like to write. The idea would be to publish myself and just basically run 400-500 copies of the book, hope to sell it to friends, family and maybe people out there who know who I am and such. I’ll make a website for it and hope I can sell out.
I also want to get back into screenwriting. It’s something that’s facinated me and I’m really hoping one day to be able to see one of my creations on the big screen. I have one actually finished which I wrote about five years ago I’d like to go over, fix up and see what else I have to do with it to maybe attempt to sell it.
Just seems like I would be able to get some stress-relief working on that and trying to get some other little hobbies to occupy my time. Maybe try and work on hoohaa.com a little more or maybe my portfolio website, which I’ve been trying to fix up for 6-7 months now. The new desktop will help so I don’t always have to do it on the laptop, which gets annoying.
I also have looked into journal writing a little, but never did it. Heard it helps with stress some because you can vent basically to yourself and get it all out. I actually found a decent software online I might get the trial version and see what it’s all about.
Either way, I’m sick of always being stressed. I have some goals and such I want to accomplish over the next six months or so and hopefully things will go well enough to allow me to do those. I’m a big fan of karma and keeping positive, so I’m going to try and keep it all on the positive.
Maybe I’ll even check out the yoga place in the city where I work.
Anyhoo, that’s my latest. My only other hope is people on here will start using their blogs and the gallery a little more. But that’s just a webmasters hope!