Every time I say I’m going to blog more for Three Cheers, I always end up bailing and then coming back and saying the same thing. So instead of making a promise, I’ll tell you this time, that I blog pretty much when I have something to say in full. Today is one of those days where I’ve got something to say and well, I hope someone reads this and comments. Here’s the latest tangent.
This post was originally designed to write a resolutions list like everybody on my Twitter and Facebook feeds was doing. But to be honest, I’m trying to stay away from copying people, and instead part of this post will be about some goals I have in mind both on the blog, and in general. Another idea with this post, was to rant about the Bengals losing a game that maybe if they had a better quarterback, they could have won. However, when this blog was about my three teams I cheer for, for five posts, I got maybe one or two views. So in the interest of the 15 consistent readers, I’ll keep the sports rant short. Finally, this post was going to be all about thanking the people who read the column where I apologized for coming off like I was hopping on the cool kids bandwagon. But I decided since it’s only like 15 – 25 people who come here often, I’ll only thank the five people who kept clicking refresh on that post, to get it to close to 400 views.
As I type this post, it’s 9:55 pm on Saturday January 5, 2013. By the time this blog is posted, I imagine it will be 10:32 pm. It’s been a crazy past month as a lot of changes have happened both personally and non-personally. If I had a more frequent comments section, I might break all the news into five or 10 different posts, but like I said, 15 – 25 people view each post every five years, so here’s one big post. Also I’m keeping it to one post since I’ve got no idea when I’ll post again. Without further adieu here’s the news from this past month:
Firstly, exactly one month ago, on December 5, 2012, I received a package in the mail from Humber College here in Toronto, offering me a spot in the Post Graduate Radio Broadcasting Program. Humber College is the biggest College when it comes to Radio Broadcasting, as a ton of famous people here in Canada went through the program. Anyways, it worked out that they made me the offer on the 5th, but I had to accept the offer by the 7th, which I gladly did. Speaking of the 7th, coming up on Monday January 7, 2013 I’ll be starting the Post Graduate Radio Broadcasting Program. To say I have mixed emotions on the whole thing would be an understatement.
On the one hand, radio is something I’ve always had a passion for, as my two biggest passions, music and sports wouldn’t have impacted me without a radio. In a dream scenario, 10 months from now, in October, I’m all graduated and working full time for a radio station living out my dream. On the other hand, I haven’t been in school in two years, and the whole idea of going back absolutely terrifies me. As I pointed out in that wonky apology letter blog I referenced above about bandwagons, I’ve felt like crap emotionally for a very long time. Meaning to say, I think the nerves of starting something new, the fact 2013 has to be a huge year for me and just being afraid of everything is weighing on me. My plan is to take it one week at a time, and see how I am by end of first term in April. If I’m still loving it, I’ll keep going, but if I’m not, then I’ll figure out what to do.
The other big thing going on the past few months, is the fact I’ve actually been dating a lot more. If you’re a long time reader of Three Cheers, you’ll see that I’ve had women on a pedestal basically since I came out of the womb. Yet, pretty much since September, I’ve been out with a variety of different girls. While none of the dates have materialized into a relationship or second dates with the same girl, I count the fact I’ve dated more in the past four months then the previous four years, as a win. While I want to focus on school and pursuing my dream of working in radio, having a girl to share my passions with is something I hope also happens.
Moving on to blogging, I’m happy to announce, that my good buddy Doug and I are bringing back our music countdown blog from last year, “Down For The Count”. In case you only read Three Cheers or DoodleBrews24, Down For The Count, is a top 10-countdown site, where Doug or I write up a column looking at a musical topic with 10 specific things. For example, in this blog I looked at the Top 10 songs to hear live. My goal in 2013 is to build up “Down For The Count” and use it as a way to interact with other people that love lists.
Which brings me to my final thought, a goals list for 2013 over New Years Resolutions. To me, resolutions symbolize all the things you wish you could have accomplished but got too busy to actually try and do. Conversely, a goals list signals to yourself that you actually want to accomplish what you set out to do, because it will make you feel amazing. Here are five goals I want to accomplish in 2013:
1. Work In Something I’m Passionate About.
2. Write My Top 10 Best Tasting Beers List Both As A Draft And An Actual Massive Blog Post.
3. Run The Achilles 2013 5K Race in Under 30 Minutes.
4. Step Outside My Comfort Zone And Live A Little.
5. Go To More Concerts.
BONUS: Ease Away From Social Media By Reading More Books And Being Busy.
Keep On Cheering For A Win,