April 3rd 2022 was my 37th birthday and I celebrated with my family not only being a year older, but also a year wiser.
Life has been interesting since the start of the pandemic to today. A lot of things have changed, but more importantly, I am starting to reach some of my adult goals.
Mentally I’ve established a few goals for myself that I have never put on paper or written them down anywhere. I figured with my birthday having just passed, I should write them down and see how far I’ve come in life. There’s a few I’ve managed to cross off the list, and others that are still in the works, so here we go:
- Fall in love and get married.
- Have a couple of kids and raise them with my wife.
- Get into a career that I am happy with.
- Make some money and help people.
- $100K in savings before 40.
- 100 Pounds lost this year.
- Quit Smoking for Good.
- Form better eating habits.
There are a few items above that are still a work in progess however overall, I am quite happy with how far I’ve come!
Let’s face it….. 2021 well… in a word…. SUCKED!
COVID-19 maintaned its stranglehold on our country and it seems like no matter what we do, we can’t get out of this pandemic quite yet.
People are suffering immense losses from businesses, to friends and family. It’s truly tragic to witness.
I personally have been fortunate enough that myself and my family all live under one roof with the exception of my younger brother. Thanks to technology, I have been able to maintain contact with him as well as friends that are all over the country and overseas.
For those of you who can’t see friends and family during the holidays I really feel for you. Those of you who can be with friends and family during the holidays, cherish the time you have. There are a lot of people who can’t.
To those of you who are struggling and need someone to talk to, please reach out. I am happy to hear you out and offer some advice, or just an ear to hear your story and offer some kind encouragement to stay here. You are loved, you are appreciated, and god damn it, you are worth it.
There’s a few things that I would like to do in 2022 and try my hand at.
My kids have recently expressed interest in making video content on YouTube and sharing their gaming experiences on their ipads. Personally this is something I have thought about doing for quite a while. I’ve tried my hand at streaming on Twitch, as well as making a YouTube video here and there. Ideally I would like to get more consistent and experienced with the tools such as Adobe Premiere, OBS Studio, green screens, and everything else that goes along with video production. In 2022, no more excuses. I have the tech, I have the patience, and everything I need to know can be learned. So in 2022 I want to put together a consistent content schedule, and keep things up to date while improving my skill set when it comes to creative work. If you have any great tips or tutorials, I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know.
In 2022 I’d also get back to a regular schedule of gaming. Whether it’s playing a game with my kids, or Fornite or Counter-Strike, or something on my Nintendo switch. I’d like to get back to spending more time on it like I used to as a kid / teenager. I made a lot of amazing friends, and relationships from the games I played back then and would like to experience that some more in 2022.
The last thing I would like to do a lot more of in 2022 is take more time for my family. My mother, my brothers, my wife, my kids, and friends that are like family. I want to spend more time with them and less time focused on work.
Hopefully 2022 will be less of a disaster than 2021 has proven to be, and I am looking forward to seeing you all in a better place next year.