I was recently went out to dinner with a couple friends and during that dinner I told a rather long story about a difficult time in my life. After the story was done I was rambling a bit trying to find the ultimate purpose to the story, or at the very least what my take away from the experience was. In that rambling I somehow stumbled upon the inner workings of my mind and casually uttered the following:
“Ultimately how I’ve found I need to live my life is like this, Opposite gender removed from the equation, What do I want to do with my life, and every day why haven’t I done something to make sure I’m one step closer to that.”
It’s a relatively simple statement, but something that can completely fly by some people and get lost in the everyday that is life. People can spend years fooling around without any direction or self-given purpose. Sometimes people just wish the lives others wished them to live, other times people never really grasp hold of a direction, or miss out on one too many opportunities and never try to go back and retry a path that might not have been as explored as they though.
Point is I knew what I wanted to do with my life since I was 7: Make badass games, inspire people with my creativity, and tell epic stories through the medium of games. Granted not everyday since I was 7 has been devoted to the study of games, but they are a massive part of my life. I’m even at a school where I spend everyday with a team of people crafting a game from the ground up. I’m actively trying to forge a foundation for myself out in the industry now so I can have a job doing what I love.
Point being I encourage those who haven’t taken some direction with their life to do so, regardless of what anyone else says. Odds are whatever floats your particular boat won’t float everyone’s as well. I can respect that and they should be able to as well. As long as you have some direction and you know what you want out of life at the very least you can take solace in the fact the path you walk is yours. All that is left is for you to make sure at the very least you take a step down that path frequently and remember to smell the roses along the way.
Being a student at Full Sail University, particularly one in the midst of final project working 12 hour work days monday-friday, I get to be subject to a complete and total lack of free time. Granted I have friends worse off than I in this department, but thats still subject to change.
That being said, free time is a thing of great value to me as of late. It’s a bit of me time where I usually get to throw my life in whatever direction I choose before being forced to get back to work. So whenever I get the chance, meaning whenever I don’t get home from a 12 hour day with another starting soon, I try to unwind by doing something I want to do. I feel it allows me to unwind a bit and allows me to not go crazy up until this point.
Up until recently the activity of choice was spending time with my girlfriend. Seeing as she’s moved to the west coast (a distance that gets compounded by a 3 hour time difference) thats no longer an option.
As my one week summer break is coming up I’ve been given 3 options:
1st option is I could stay here in FL. It’s a cheap easy way out of picking from the other two but kinda slights all the parties I want to see. The upside is i can goof around and have free time to myself for once.
2nd option is I could travel to the west coast to visit my girlfriend and spend time with her. The downside is that traveling is expensive (I guess thats more of a note than an actually downside) and my true problem with this lies in the fact I would be staying with her family. From my limited interaction with them they’re good people, I’m just not too enthused by the thought of monitoring myself for the sake of making a good impression for people who are letting me stay in their home for the sake of their daughter. I’m not even sure how valid an option is is anyway.
3rd option is travel home for the one week off I get and spend it seeing friends and family. I do miss my old friends, but i do tend to get guilt from my family for my lack of communication. I also feel bad for neglecting my older friends as well. (if anyof of you read this, your not forgotten I’m just busy and anti-social at that….my bad >.<)
I’m not really too sure who to talk to in particular over this seeing as most of the people I would talk to are biased in this scenario……>.<
Blog attempt #2
I’m not really sure what to put in these things. I guess random shower ponderings and musing count. Not sure what doesn’t fly on blogs. Am I allowed to pen epics of imaginary alter egos, who’ve once walked through a spider web, found a spider in their hair, tamed them, gave it super magical powers, nicknamed it Rodrigo and used to as a companion to fight crime? Maybe i should just stick to reality for a bit.
So I’ve taken up exercise. I know, crazy right? As it turns out theres this exercise facility located near the pool in my apartment complex and I go there at night to use the exercise bike and treadmill. Not sure what drove this decision. Maybe it’s my all knowing whiteboard. For the uninformed (that would be everyone since I tell no one anything) I own a whiteboard, and on said whiteboard is a bunch of random things I should do. As thoughts pop into my head I scribble them on the whiteboard and go back to whatever I was doing.
For whatever reason at some point I wrote Find out how fat I am, followed by Be less fat. I figured since I lack a scale, and I’m not sure if i know anyone who has one I just decided to try to achieve a it of that wonder god body every magazine seems to advertise and drive into the minds of society thats whats attractive and slim down a bit. Exercise can’t hurt right? So I’ve decided to go to the exercise room and use the exercise bike and treadmill at least 3 times a week in an attempt to sculpt myself in a more favorable manner.
Hello, I am Jordan, and this is an attempt to jump start a small will to blog and feed it until it becomes something natural. I’m not sure what to start with, no random spark of intellectual brilliance to share, no early morning musing currently on my mind, nada. Unfortunately not much is going on with the people who live in the hair forest I call my head so all I can manage to think up is a mere introduction.
I’m a teenager going to college to make video games. I listen to a wholeeeeeeeeeee lot of OCRemix (for those who don’t know it’s a website dedicated to releasing game remixes for free, they have over 2000 officially hosted, with a fanbase pumping out music, not to mention a few cds). I play too much of a game called League of Legends. I’m a fan of the video game genres dubbed JRPG, strategy, and Fighting. I used to play Professional Super Smash Brothers. I have an afro that I never poof out. My hair IS in fact that curly, and I AM in fact that sexy.
to wrap things up in a nice little bow/summary/tl;dr:
Hi I’m Jordan, and you’re not, oddly enough, I’m ok with that.
…son of a bitch
Donno Rodon Borko AHA
Brottono Komborlo Logoro
OLOSHO POGO MORTOL.
HAHAHA! “Damn right I like Pogo’s. POGO IS MY MIDDLE NAME.”
Dovon Donofroo :I
“Ho Yoong Loo”
sounds about the same »>
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, as I tell a new story for the world. A story that the world may barely comprehend as an experience as it trancends words itself. A story of a man so legendary his escapades have been recorded throughout history but falsely acreditted to other individuals. He’s had pyramids built in his honor, walked on water, turned water into wine, lead revolutions, screamed “the british are coming late into the evening”, traveled through dreams, instilled nightmares, inceptionized thoughts, done shady things on grass knolls, conquered countries, built kingdoms, romanced nobles from fueding families, had plumbers do battle with giant gorillas, and that is but a fraction of his known activites.
J is a entity wrapped in rumors sandwhich between two mythos and sprinkled with a bit of suspension of disbelief. Some say J is a voidwalker left among us to act as an emissary from the forces of justice. Some say J is a fallen angel just trying to make his way home. Some say J is just a man wandering the world in search of action, adventure, and romance. Some say J is an alien come to disguise himself among us…poorly. Some say J is just some dude who is entirely too full of himself and spreads rumors REALLLLLY well. Some even think J is the very reason we have the letter.
Do I have your attention ladies and gents…Good because one thing is certain. J exists and hes out there doing epic deeds and delivering justice on a daily basis. So if you are truly in need simply call out for him and he will appear in some way shape or form to deliver his honorable services.