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 Alright, so it's been a while since I've kept a journal with any regularity.

I used to write a lot, although much of that was just writing myself in circles rather than actually facing things and breaking down any barriers that stood in the way of progress. I wrote about my intentions a lot, but I was never really good at following through with anything. I do think it did me some good. If nothing else, I at least have a record of some of the craziness where my memory fails. And it does fail. A lot.

Livejournal was once my go to place to dump all the stuff floating around in my head, and it still is to a certain extent, although most of those entries end up private and unfinished. In the last year or so Twitter has been my main source of news and entertainment, and, unfortunately, also the place where I dump a lot of those stray thoughts. It's not a good way for me to keep track of things though. If I tweet a goal at the beginning of the month, I have usually forgotten it by the end of the month, and it's not so easy to scroll back and find it.

I've been doing fairly well at keeping track of what bills I need to pay and when with a simple text document on my computer, but I've yet to find a system to keep track of chores and projects. I think keeping an online journal again could be helpful.

I have blogs and journals strewn all across the internet, so it is mostly a choice of which one I want to re-purpose. Since I have a permanent Dreamwidth account with the ability to cross-post  to Livejournal, it seems as good a choice as any.

I'm not sure what my goals are at this point. I'm not good at multi-tasking, so I expect it to take some time to get organized and figure out what I want to do. I have two concrete projects lined up for the next month. Everything else is a bit of a question mark.

Possible things I want to do:

Design things for Zazzle or similar sites - I've been talking about this for a while, and it's one of those things that never seems to get done. I've been watching tutorials and doing some practice with Photoshop, Illustrator and Manga Studio, but I don't feel like my skills are where they need to be in order to  design something to sell. I've not done much practicing the last couple of weeks because I haven't had much time to myself. This is one of the goals that at least has potential to earn a little extra money if I get serious about it.

Random Rewatch - I've been talking about this for a while too. I would watch an episode of The X-Files at random and report on it. I will definitely start that in the next few months. It will either be a YouTube series or a podcast.

Songwriting - I will still be doing various songwriting projects throughout the year. I had thought about giving up songwriting and focusing on my comic strip again, but I just don't think I can give the comic strip the attention it needs.

Podcasting - My podcast is a joke, really. I often refer to it as a fake podcast. I think I'm a horrible host, and I hate the sound of my own voice, but I've had some fun with it. I mean, it's completely embarrassing that I would put this out into the universe, but what's done is done.

And there you have it. As you can see, I'm still the same clueless dipstick I've always been, but hopefully I can make some changes for the better this year.

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