Thoughts on Myself – Aspirations

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Hello, this is going to be a very personal post (also I just realized this is my 100th post published. I seriously wasn’t planning on having it be about this; oh well).

Lately I’ve been doing some serious thinking about my life & what I want to achieve. Specifically, I’m a dude who wants to make games for a living & do it well. I want to create a variety of high quality games & stories, invent entire worlds for people to explore & play around in, have my own style that differs from the norm, & have my work get people thinking (I regard this last point as a trait of excellent art). I have some tough ambitions.

I’ve been taking a look at the person I am & asking “can I honestly do this?” I think I can (there’s no question that it is possible for me to accomplish them) but not as the person I am right now. There are some crucial attributes getting in the way, & its time I start changing this. Continue reading

Negativity Fast

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(Warning: Another post containing information taken directly from an existing book. If, by some weird chance, the owners find this & don’t approve of the text I’ve ripped straight out of the book please tell me & I’ll remove it.
Oh, & if you want to skip the life update, this information is found towards the end of the post)


Hello, yesterday I returned to Dunedin after staying with my parents & their dogs for a week. As can be expected with Christmas I’ve had many distractions. Over the past week my parents took me (& the dogs) on trips to various places in & around Te Anau, ranging from a day in Invercargill (about a 2 hour drive away) to a couple of lakes about 30 minutes away to the northeast. I also experienced hay-fever for much of the week & possibly a new allergy as I developed a rash on my hands (I suspect this is related to the dermatitis I developed earlier this year). Fortunately the rash seems to be dying down via creams & simply being away from Te Anau. Continue reading

Finding My “Authentic” Self

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(Warning: another long post. This also contains information taken directly from an existing book. If, by some weird chance, the owners find this & don’t approve of the text I’ve ripped straight out of the book please tell me & I’ll remove it)

I decided to reread a book from back in late high school, “Change Your Life in 7 Days” by Paul McKenna. I’m only on day 1 at the moment &… I’m stuck on something crucial. Continue reading