Missing This

I miss this blog too much to miss another day. -cry- I tried to soft ban myself until I had updated my website, but decided to do a rebrand. This has resulted in a much larger and longer project than the ban is meant for. On the other side of this, the ban was to motivate me into being productive…which…didn’t work so well.

Aside from extending a 4-hour project into a 1-2 week long project, I’ve taken up Neopets again. This comes at a bad time as I am heading into the rebrand and trying to finish all the projects I started this year. Thank the creator of Citrus, without you, I would be wasting a lot more time playing Hasee Bounce and collecting lint jelly from the not-so-secret jelly world on Neopia. I would also be tweeting more about how unproductive I am being and the woodpecker that is knocking at my second story window. The cat wants to eat you, please stop, Zorro knocks over my lamp and BB8 toy every time you try to eat a bug.

In other news, I am still taking on the three goal challenge I started. I keep adding more tasks which make reaching the end goals more difficult. Working on scaling back the ideas exploding and being realistic with what is accomplishable in a day. I find myself underestimating how easily I get distracted. Hence Citrus, planning, and focused goals.

I do better when I know what I want to accomplish and why. I’ve been having difficulties creating a new home page, about me, and organizing my portfolio. I attribute this to waffling on the target audience. I keep switching between targeting freelance clients and hiring managers at motion design companies. I know there is overlap, but I’m struggling with that focus. It affecting the brand image I want to create. To the point where I want to split into two websites, but I don’t. Even writing these thoughts makes me conflicted. I’ve been working on different strategies to figure out what I want. Will do another one tomorrow morning and hope my head clears.

Updates will come soon. I will be posting despite not finishing. The writing help clears my head and reminds me to keep making progress instead of letting the failure consume me. Plus, you keep me accountable and excited to show off process.

Thanks for reading!



Life Updates

Lovely day today. Life update time!

Spent today watching animation lessons and taking notes. Very productive day, although, I’m still really behind in bootcamp. I am making lots of progress watching the video lessons, but still behind animation wise. Catching up slowly, if I stay on track I’ll be done before critiques close.

Aside from bootcamp catch up I went to see a career counselor last week. The meetings should be helpful in getting me on track job search wise again. Which reminds me, I need to get back into working on the selfi animation. This morning I was coming up with a second round of ideas of how to present the script. Plan is to reassess everything tomorrow morning and make a decisions. The counselor I thinks it’s a good idea to finish getting that in order so I can use it for job applications. I was beginning to second guess the idea because of how much work it was taking. Got torn between finishing it for job apps and wondering if it was taking away from time I should be spending on just applying. After talking with her it helped me realize that it is a good idea, I just have to be careful with the balance of time. Gotta remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect.

I think I might be taking on too many projects again so I might delay some ideas. List below (in order of importance):

  1. Character Animation Bootcamp
  2. Job Search
  3. Selfi Animation
  4. Ogallala, NE Camping Film
  5. Booktube videos
  6. Motion Covers (A weekly project I want to launch)
  7. NanoWrimo

I’m prioritizing the first two which is why the other projects, like my camping video and that weekly project, keep getting delayed. Lots of creative projects to do on top of the usual chore responsibilities and day to day events. Also Lost is very distracting. Very. Constantly having to use Citrus (A Chrome extension) to block Netflix and other social media. So easy to go down the rabbit hole.

So objectives for this week are to get the personal projects in order and focus on just one or two. Hopping around too much is causing me to leave projects unfinished.

Overall last week was good. Some good steps forward, but still catching up and organizing. I’m excited for this week’s projects and shall update you tomorrow!