True, but I get at most a question every week or two so I don’t really fear an avalanche anytime soon ;)
Outside from when I used to play sports and skateboarding, I’ve never really been into exercise. I do yoga for my back pain but even with that I’ve fallen off the wagon. However, I plan on making some changes soon as in the past year I’ve put on weight for the first time since high school. About a year ago I was really depressed and unmotivated primarily due to my work life, but now that I’ve fixed all that I’m feeling a lot better and motivated across the board.
I’ve been thinking about putting together a video series logging my process with DDP Yoga. I think that if I were beholden to a regular content schedule I’d feel forced to keep going ;)
I do, but it’s not something I draw much attention to. I’ve previously discussed how in the past year or so I’ve started to emphasize having a much more private life, and my relationships are definitely part of that. Thankfully, my partner and I are on the same wave length and it’s been a very healthy relationship because of this. I used to always be the kind of person who wanted to share all these moments of mine with the world which feels natural in this day and age. However, we also live in an age where you never truly break free and all the effort you put into sharing all of this love and appreciation with the world ends up coming right back to bite you in the ass.
This has been hugely beneficial in a number of ways. I feel that I can be more honest and live in each individual moment more honestly because we know it’s just for us and we’re not going to start Instagramming it up to showcase our awesomeness. And should something go awry it can be handled with more delicacy and care, rather than our friends and family wondering “Why did they suddenly disappear?” I’ve been in that situation and it’s awful and it only serves to prolong the torment of a doomed relationship.
I’ve become a strong proponent of valuing your private and offline moments and keeping them that way. In my experience it’s been a lot more healthy and has resulted in a much more positive lifestyle.
I made a video thing to tell you about my first regularly scheduled stream coming this Sunday. You should watch that, bask in my awkwardness and then read the rest of this for some further thoughts. For the record, I meant to say “Wonderful World of Disney [Gaming]” throughout the entire video but it slipped my mind. Whoops.
I’ve been broadcasting live video games over the internet in some capacity since 2009. The only time I ever had a schedule was back when I was hosting tournaments out of my apartment during the ustream era. I never again attempted a regularly scheduled broadcast but I’d really like to give it a try.
I feel as if I’m just now starting to regain both my sense of creativity and drive to create that was completely obliterated by my previous employers. I now spend my days surrounded by smart, motivated and highly driven people. It feels amazing and it’s rubbing off.
I’m not quite sure what this is the start of. I really just want to create some fun, positive content about a subject I love and share that with people. I agonized over the above 33 seconds of video because I was afraid people would think I’m trying to kick off some sort of doomed-to-fail YouTube career, which isn’t the case. I’m excited and wanted to make something to have it feel special. I wanted to create.
The day I decided to do this I stood face-to-face with a hero of mine, Paul Heyman. I was being called to do an on-camera interview and I joking-not-jokingly agonized over how I hate being on camera. And he asked why. I didn’t have a reason, and so he told me I should have no reason to hate it then. I still think I hate it, but maybe I wouldn’t have gotten this far if I was truly as awful at it as I think.
Be sure to tune in this Sunday when I won’t be in my dark place. IT’S GONNA BE TIGHT, Y’ALL!
I want to be idealistic and say about a year or two from now. The reason why NXT engages me so much is that everything feels far more stripped down and to the point. Feuds are kept fairly basic and wind up having much great payoffs. Of course, this is because they have to shoot everything in a day and both start and finish feuds within 4 episodes, but when you have 3 hours of time to kill on your flagship show, I feel there’s plenty of time to invest in talent.
As for Paige and AJ, I agree that Paige didn’t get the best chance for success and this is coming from a huge fan of hers. Fingers crossed that AJ returning and Paige showing more emotion and personality will lead to the story we were all hoping the first time around.