In all of my social network profiles I used to describe myself as “a dreamer, a dabbler and an urban wanderer,” and for the most part, that is how I’ve lived my life. For 2012, I’ve decided to change it to read, “aiming for a more purposeful future,” and that’s how I plan to start 2012. For the past month or so I’ve come to realize that I’m not getting younger, my path still seemed aimless and if I really want to change my current financial and professional situation and anything else in my life, I really need to start to focus. To do this, I realize a few things need to be done.
The End Of The Dreamer And Wanderer:
It’s time for me to let go of my whimsical flights of fancy. They just aren’t going to happen. The very core of my being just won’t let them come true. Through high school and college I had thoughts of being a cartoonist, a writer and doing something in the performance arts. Heck two years ago, I was playing around with the idea of being a stand up comic. Unfortunately, the facts are dead set against me doing any of these things. Continue reading
This week, I started another phase of keeping myself busy while looking for employment. I began my internship with the “Keith And The Girl” Show. This show is a well-known podcast as I’ve previously stated and one which I’m a big fan of.
Being an amateur podcaster myself I thought this would be a good learning experience for my show as well a delightful distraction from unemployment. It definitely hasn’t disappointed. It’s an internship like any other so I help out with things here and there (shipping out orders, reorganizing, etc) and I was even asked to pop in an episode for a few questions, to my complete surprise.
So things are still going good as expected. The job hunt rages on but my spirits stay raised. And I have a couple of cool projects (things, whatever you want to call them), that I’m happily doing.
As you can tell from my post a few days ago, I wasn’t as disciplined with myself as I was in week 2. For one, I didn’t really exercise at all except for some late night dancing at my sister-in-law’s birthday. I did at least try to maintain my daily calorie intake and because of that little bit of restraint I still manage to lose 1.5 pounds in week 3 (body fat % is at 37 but who knows hows this scale reads that).
Of course I’m pretty pleased with these results as my goals are to lose 1 pound a week and so far I’m more than exceeding that quota. This week of course I’m going to take it more easy in the fun department and get more exercise in (as in, I’ll be staying in this week. My fun tank is on empty). Just one more night of partying to do today and then I’m locking myself in.
The exhaustion kicked in. I’m just going to be vegetating at home. A “Cheers” marathon sounds about the right speed for me at this time.