1) EXERCISE. Do the Doctor’s physio-exercise set everyday. And go to the gym/swim twice a week.
According to my doctor, there is no other way to cure my back and hip problems. Besides exercising. Strengthening my muscles. Plus, I am no longer at the age when I can just sleep away my health problems. I don’t move, oil and fats just accumulate around my waist. I have the perfect bad example before me, i.e. my bro. Witnessing his growing belly is scary. I don’t want to be that to happen to me. As a start, I have already signed up for Sunday Yoga class organised by my estate’s clubhouse. Paying for a course motivate me to do stuff.
2) Join the 三聯年輕作家創作比賽
Or any other kind of competition that get my comics publish somehow. When I was younger, I always have the mentality that it is very embarrassing to let others know I work hard for a goal. Like shit that is not cool at all! Yolo and achieve something along the way effortlessly is the way to go! That is how a genius works! Guess what Chip, BULLSHIT WHAT KIND OF STUPID IDEA YOU HAVE WAKE UP WAKE UP!!! I admit I am greedy I want fame I want to have a book published under my name I want people to read my stuff and applaud me I want to earn big bucks from my works I don’t want it to be just a hobby I am narcissistic and I have a huge ego. HUGE. Now I should really work my ass off to feed my EGO. and yes I know very well even if I did publish one thing it won’t change much because the industry is cruel that way. But I still need to start from somewhere right? I am not even at the starting line of the race fuck me. And I should make Lady Gaga’s The Fame my theme song of the year.
Doing it for the fame (fame)
‘Cause we wanna live the life of the rich and famous
Doing it for the fame (fame)
‘Cause we gotta taste for champagne and endless fortune
On an unrelated note, Lady Gaga’s first album is still my favourite album because it showed her raw greed. No fancy stories and meaning. It is honest and I like it.
3) Get Okita out of the forest
The second live action is coming out and Sadaharu is dead. (I HATE YOU SORACHI WHAT ARE YOU DOING) But little Sugo is still stuck in the forest. For like… how many years already? 4? Not cool chip not cool.
4) Participate in at least one convention/market/fair
The first experience has been a good one and I want to do it again. But that also means I need to MAKE more stuff to sell. And all the administration. Like registering for booths and shit. WORK HARD CHIP WORK HARD.
5) Do THIS freelance well.
I mean, this is like, opportunities. Those rare opportunities that drop down from the sky. I have to admit I didn’t have a good start because my lazy bones strikes. So many things not sorted out and thought out yet. But I shouldn’t overthink it too because I have the tendency to do bad if I overthink too much. Like you know, the more you want the more you stumble? I guess if I do it step by step logically, it should be fine. Of course, I have one big enemy, and that is
6) PROCRASTINATION. SAY NO TO IT.
The mother of all problems. Partial cause of OTs and lack of sleep. Main reason I don’t learn new stuff or update my page. Because I PROCRASTINATE. On Facebook, instagram, netflix, e.t.c. Procrastinating on Netflix is still ok, at least I am enjoying. Instagram is ok too since I subscribe to design studios and illustrators, at least I am on touch with trends and shit. And those instagram babies are cute. Procrastination on Facebook is the worst. Reading useless comments of unknown strangers on random entertainment articles and get angry because those people on the net, their mouth, need some serious cleansing. Why should I get angry over some stupid men making misogynistic comments on Victoria Beckham??? (Not a Posh Spice fan but seriously those guys, ENEMIES TO ALL WOMEN.) Scrolling through those stupid comments for the sake of delaying work is not worth it girl. Just chop chop finish up work so that I can have more time to stalk Masaki.
7) Start managing my finances.
2017 is the year I didn’t save much because 1) I bought stupid mac 2) I bought a phone and lost it so I have to buy it again. 3) I went on two trips 4) Annual Insurance fees is getting so freaking expensive due to inflation. I think it is time for me to keep a book, or at least a note on evernote to keep track of my expenses each month. When my colleague told me each month we spent at least a 1000+ on lunch, I was so damn shock. Like really??? 腿蛋辛辣麵 is only $HKD35! Why is it that when they add up together the sum is so huge??? Seriously if I want to move out/rent a studio, I need to figure something out here. This world runs on money yo.
8) Read 5 books
Yes I cut the number by half compared to my 2017 resolution. Baby steps baby steps. Which leads to
9) No more phone on the bed.
If I take the time I use the phone on my bed before I sleep to read, I think I can get the 5 books target. Plus it is really bad for my eyes. Those phone lights in the dark.
10) Go for classes.
Calligraphy class, Japanese class, painting class, whatever class… I think I should really learn something. New or brush up on my skills.
11) Complete at least 6 out of these 10 resolutions.
I am tired of looking at this list at the end of the year and feel like a loser again.