It’s a new year and, as traditional, it’s time for some resolutions. I’ve only publicly announced my resolutions a few times in the past and, I’ll be brutally honest — I never live up to them. Living alone means I ultimately answer to no one but myself and I’ve found that I’m far to lenient of a master at times. 😀
That said, I’m going to make another attempt and you can all be my witnesses/champions/taskmasters to see me through the year ahead.
First, on a personal note, I would like to lose 50lbs this year. I realize it’s a cliche and everyone wants to lose weight at New Years, but I’m almost 44 and I work at a sedentary job with a fairly sedentary hobby and my diet isn’t the most nutritious in the world at the moment. So to that end, I need to get off my lazy behind and actually make use of the treadmill and/or exercise bike that I bought last year. My commitment is at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.
Second, I would like a dog. I may even go so far as to seek financial contributions from the Twitch community to help with the costs of adoption… but I haven’t had a pet in my house since my hamster, Gizmo, passed away and she wasn’t exactly the kind of pet you could play with. Plus, having a dog should help with my activity level. Unfortunately, to make the dog happen, I need to fulfill my third resolution…
I need a backyard. Yes, I technically have one, but it is currently filled to the overflowing with my neighbor’s out of control blackberry bush as well as the stumps from all the cherry trees I had cut down when I first bought the house. That means that come tax return time, I need to hire a landscaper in order to clear out the backyard completely, lay down some sod and replace the back fence. Then I’ll finally have a place for a dog to run around when I’m at work.
Now, on to the hobby. I realize that I have been somewhat neglectful of the community on Twitch and Youtube. Never fear in that Geekamole will be making its 2016 premier in few weeks once we’re all back from winter break at which point we should be back to our normal Saturday afternoon broadcast schedule. Beyond that, however, I would like to resume my let’s-play schedule on Twitch. Over the past several months — and most notably over the Christmas holiday — I have picked up a ton of video games just screaming out to be played. Since the vast majority of them are JRPGs, that seemed the most appropriate place to start in order to plan out a schedule… unfortunately, once I listed them all out, I realized what a daunting schedule I had:
Admittedly, a couple of the games would be replays for me, but they’re replays of games I really enjoyed back in the day and it would be nice to see if the memory of nostalgia lives up to the reality. This also leaves out a few other games I would like to play that don’t actually fit so neatly into the franchises above… Parasite Eve 1 and 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles X as well as replays of Legend of Dragoon and Wild Arms 2. And this doesn’t even take into account any new games that might come out in 2016 (such as the remake of Final Fantasy VII).
As always, input and encouragement are more than welcome.