I hope that you are all well. For me, the past several months have been emotional and full.
In my last post, I mentioned that my mother-in-law was passing. She has now departed this life. It was as distressing as you would expect. Pam had very much been the centre of our extended family. Anyway, I won’t say much other than to say that she will be sorely missed.
I have also passed my six-month probationary period in my current job. During that time I have undertaken several training courses, worked my butt off and have managed to achieve a temporary higher duties allowance. The down-side of that is coming home completely exhausted and having no energy or time for creativity. On the bright side, I am learning C# as part of my job. A little investigation has shown that C# can be used for scripting with the Unity engine. In the past, I had played around with the Unreal engine and C++, so I guess once I get C# under my belt I can expand my horizons.
All this said I have come to the conclusion that in order to have the energy to be creative, I need to improve my stamina. Given that besides the tiredness caused by being mildly vision impaired but performing a vision intensive job, I am also obese, am pre-diabetic and have sleep apnea – yep, a few things to work on – improving my stamina will be a task and a half.
Anyway, to resolve at least the obesity/pre-diabetes/sleep apnea trinity I am going to have to lose weight. I currently weight about 150kg. Again, most people who know me IRL will scoff as they have heard me say this before (alas, too many times). I will just have to persist. Otherwise, I will never have the energy to follow my creative dreams.
I also need to get back to my reading (again, been too weary). I have two of David’s books on my list to read. I also need to get back to reading all your blogs.
Anyway, please look after yourselves and hope to see you all around soon. :)