It’s coming up fast, so it’s time get a New Year’s Resolution thread back up. After looking through some of the old threads … you know, it’s better to leave those failed resolutions back there. This is new, this is now. Let’s make some promises we can keep.
Next year I have two goals:
Lose weight (again, it’s crept back up on me)
And of the two, the latter will be SO much harder for me. I’ve never married, never had kids, served as a freaking sailor and have an engineering job in IT, all things that have led to me swearing like I mean it and more than a few times, unleashing in front of someone that it really bothers. I apologize to any of you if you’ve taken issue with my posts, but I’ve also had a chat or two with friends and coworkers about it. I don’t want to end up that crusty old man who lives next door and curses at the neighborhood kids until they cry. I can do better.
Let’s hear it from you guys: what resolutions are you making or breaking for next year.
I really want to say I’ll drink less alcohol and lose some weight but I know deep down I’m not committed enough to actually carry through. So instead I’m going to put all my willpower towards spending much less money on things I don’t need. That includes games I will probably never play. Here’s hoping the Christmas Steam sale sucks!
Heh, I’ve had a design document kicking around for a year or so for a 1v1 game combining auction-based deckbuilding, simultaneous-turn tactics, and billiards. I think it’ll be a lot of fun, but I still need to teach myself a game engine (I’m a programmer, but mostly doing data APIs in Java), come up with passable art despite an utter lack of talent in that area, and motivate myself to work on it regularly instead of defaulting to easier ways to spend my free time.
I’m not going to buy any more games, and not going to visit Qt3 ;).
Ok, i’ll probably stop by a couple times, and probably but a game or two, but i’ve got so many games all coming here does is feed a bad habit. My house is cluttered with stuff, like wall to wall stuff, and it’s just too much. I buy games to support the developer more than play them… but come 2019 that’s got to be somebody else’s job.
But, yea, come New Year, i’m probably signing off from Qt3.
Honestly… it’s because there is more pleasure in not having everything you want and getting rewarded sometimes, than in having everything you want all the time. I feel like i really need to focus next year and going cold turkey is the best i can do… i’m not great with partial moderation. And having to change habits is never a bad thing! (And stating this in public puts me on the hook to enforce it ^^).