I’ve recently found something I would like to really set out and push myself to achieve – learning how to skateboard. Pretty hilarious for those of you who know me. For those of you who don’t, I’m 105kg and sit on my arse all day playing video games. A bit of a narcissistic twat too to be frank.
For a long time now I’ve been unhealthy both mentally and physically but in the last few weeks I’ve been feeling more optimistic about life. Two things have directly resulted in this.
1) Spending less time playing video games. For the past couple of years I’ve sat on my arse all day playing video games – the last year this has been Eve Online. I’m scared to check my API key to see how many hours I’ve played on my main character because I could quite happily sit there for twelve plus hours a day playing and often would. The last week or two I’ve not played as much simply because of the war but it’s been great. Granted, I’ve spent a lot of time playing Terraria and have enjoyed it, but overall I have spent less time sat at my PC.
I’m not going to stop playing completely, as it’s something I enjoy, but I am going to cut down completely on how long my PC is even turned on in the day let alone how long I play video games for.
2) Finding something I want to do with myself. I’ve been watching hours of videos a day on YouTube of skateboarding, have done a lot of research into what I should get to start out and am feeling very optimistic about starting to learn. I’m going to feel like a complete tit whilst learning to actually stay on the thing and my whole anxiety around people thing is still quite prominent, but at least I’m actually wanting to go out for once. The only problem I have right now is money. It’s going to be a couple of months until I can afford to buy myself a skateboard which will last.
This is the first thing I’ve wanted to do with myself for a long time which is good. Not only will I be learning a new skill but I will also be getting more exercise and will become healthier over time. I’m going to up my game at the gym too, as well as watch what I eat more than I have been.
One thing I think will help is to blog more frequently. It’ll give me a sense of accountability as well as crossing the comfort zone and push myself a bit more. Let’s face it, I’ve had this blog set up for years now and have never truly blogged.
My argument as to how you should correctly alphabetise your movie collection went on for over an hour with my friend Andy today and we came to the agreement that we should form some sort of research paper to find the ‘correct’ method. It’s a bit of fun, but I think I might take it seriously to give me something else to do. Who knows, my opinion may change by the time it’s complete.
On an ending note for today, I’ve been thinking about changing my blog URL. It’s something I’d require some cash for of course so may not happen for a while, but if I do I’ll make sure the current one redirects to the new one. I’ve already started to refocus the blog style so Eve Online is another part of the site rather than being what it’s all about, but I’ll be happy with how it looks at some point and stop making visual changes!