Geek - leveling up his geekdom through acquiring of new hobbies.
Computer Programmer for a Bath based software house by day. Gamer; larper; table top roleplayer; cosplayer; very occasional random game designer; sci-fi, fantasy, comic book and anime fan - the rest of the time.
After over three years of playing it www.NexusWar.com is no more! And the universe is a worse place for it.
Still www.wigbl.com exists, heavily inspired by NexusWar. Still in alpha, but looks promising.
First in 2008 Ailsa-chan made me do it! I made a couple of costumes, then I bought a house and learnt renovating a house eats up all your time.
I have been to the following cons (click links for photos):
And plan to do some amounts of cons a year, but probably no more expos, for however long I keep cosplaying which I'm getting back into now the house is nearly 'done'.
Mon, 13 May 2013 22:42:18 GMT
So tomorrow I turn 30. Which to be honest is just a number, given significance due to the base 10 system we tend to use for general counting. I tend to hold to the view that birthday's happen regardless so either ignore them or enjoy them but don't let them upset you; though I stick to the enjoy them camp personally. Plus I write this knowing that I'll feel somewhat different in two years time when my younger brother turns 30, and my sister hits a different mile stone age. That'll be weird. My being 30 not so much.*
*Also it helps having parents and many uncles and aunts in their 60's and a granddad working through his 90's redefining what old age means.
I suppose it would be natural, or maybe just expected, to take stock; I mean this journal charts some nearly 10 years of my life, but I've got no need to go back and read all of it. I'm currently engaged; I have many and varied great friends (and numerous interesting acquaintances); I own a great house; I have a good job I generally enjoy that pays me a pleasant amount; my health is better than I perhaps deserve given how little effort I've really spent maintaining it. Things are good, they could be better, there are always areas of self improvement of course, but as always I only have to look around a little to feel I shouldn't complain (and I really should do more for others). I have no bucket list, I don't see the point, not that there aren't things I want to achieve (there are) but I don't feel the pressure that I suppose bucket lists always imply to me, to have achieved them by a certain date or somehow have failed at life. I've spent my life generally doing things I enjoy, working hard (though perhaps not hard enough or at least as hard I could) when I've needed to and living the kind of life that appeals to me. I got better at not wasting time these last few years, what I need to do going forward is get better at prioritising my time, so that the things I want to do and need to do get done, instead whatever I feel like at the time.
So I think I'll turn 30 and set myself some goals, so when I hit 40, and 50 and however many multiples of 10 I manage, I can look back with the same calm happy serenity I can generally view my life with as I do now.
- be everything Rachael deserves and more
- prioritise better
- be more reliable
- be less selfish with my time
- learn more (so much fascinating science/world/universe and not enough time spent learning it/about it)
- maintain and improve all my wonderful friendships
- be healthier
That ought to do I think. For a decade or so at least.