Cool to see some talk of fitness goals! Towards the end of last year I read this book called Starting Strength, bought equipment for a home gym, and my wife and I have been doing barbell training 3x a week for the past… maybe 7 weeks or so. It’s been really cool so far. Definitely planning to stick with it, though I wouldn’t know what numbers to shoot for, goal wise, so I won’t even bother. I did make a goal of getting to a 100lb squat by the end of the month and am on track for that.
Otherwise, I have a new job that I quite like, and I want to become a really valuable team member this year. I want to grow and learn a lot in that space.
Music wise, I’ve had some huge mental shifts in that area recently (kind of related to my “when you can’t stand your own music” thread, haha,) so I’m taking some breathing room to see what I even want to do there moving forward. Basically I’m working with a couple of new thoughts.
One is that I’m banned from ever setting a goal of getting more followers. (Like on YouTube or wherever.) Disallowed. No fly zone. The anti-goal. You get the idea. I think that after many years (I started YouTube like, 12 years ago,) of chasing this goal and having it make me an unhappy, jealous nutcase I’m finally ready to give it up. I think I can be more wise to the world, realize that popularity would actually just put more pressure on me and basically suck, realize that famous people are not better than me just because they are famous, etc. etc. Things that most people probably know. Anyway, I’m done. That $200 course I bought recently on how to grow my YouTube channel can collect virtual dust. I don’t want to be a part of that race anymore.
And secondly, (as some people pointed out in that thread I mentioned,) collaboration. Teamwork. I get a lot of meaning out of working with others on things. I find it fun. I like sharing any stress or pressure that we face. I know what’s been holding me back from collaborating more, and it’s that it’s so hard to find people that are a “match” to work with. I had a horrible experience getting my EP mixed. But I realized that if I’m looking 10 years ahead, I can set an intention to find those people and build networks and relationships that will actually be worthwhile and fulfilling. It’s like dating. You have to kiss a lot of frogs! But once you find the right person it’s all worth it.
So yeah, whatever I end up setting as a goal for 2019, it’s going to be less about attracting the masses and more about attracting like-minded people to create cool things with. Right now I’m leaning towards getting into video game soundtracks. But we’ll see.