Hey, I’ve been quiet on here for a couple of months now but I think I have time for a quick update.
First, 52 in 2012. The project has been – so far- relatively successful. We’re currently at the beginning of Week 15 and I have 11 songs posted on the album on my Bandcamp. This (according to my calculations) means I have missed two songs, but that isn’t disasterous. My excuses for missing deadlines on this project range from “existential crises” to “being a bit drunk”, but I still have 11 songs online that weren’t there before. I’ll try my best not to miss another deadline for the rest of the year.
Second, there is the matter of self-discipline and epiphanies. I can’t tell whether I’ve had a true epiphany yet, because it’s only really possible to tell how important a moment is in retrospect, but I do feel very different. I wrote Time To Fly about the experience, but I’ll sum it up better here.
Before I started this blog-post, I did some computing coursework. It is the middle of the easter holidays. If that statement wasn’t shocking to you, you clearly don’t know me very well. Basically, I’ve come to the realisation that I have to be more productive and disciplined in my life, and since then, I’ve felt considerably better about myself. I set alarms and timers and force myself to focus on tasks, both college-based and music-based, and it seems to be working so far.
I hope this change becomes permenant, because it’s better for me and everybody else in my life. Only time will tell.
I have plans in my life now that were only vague abstractions until recently, and although it was a little unnerving at first, I feel good about it now. I’ll leave the details of these plans for another post, but the fact they exist says enough in itself for the moment.
Until next time, Jamie out.
P.S. I’m also starting up a casual, story-driven roleplaying game with my friend Clare. It’s in its pre-zygotic stage of development for the moment, but it’s proving to be rather enjoyable so far. I might post more on this later.