State of the Quarter Centenarian

Oh, I have a website, don’t I? I should talk to it!

Yes, folks, yesterday was my 25th birthday, and like all birthdays, it made me reflect on things. Last year, I listed a few goals I had for the month of July, and now, one year later, I completed one and three-fourths of them. That would be discouraging if I hadn’t been accomplishing so many other things, things I hadn’t even dreamed of at the time.

Sure, Dave Does Disney still isn’t QUITE finished, but despite being busy with a lot of other things, I’m almost done editing the Resorts episode and the Beauty and the Beast bonusode. The Fantasmic bonusode has been pushed back a bit, but it’s going to be awesome.

I was also invited to join GeekVision, a new site that showcases a lot of fun and talented reviewers and videomakers. The site now features Dave Does Disney, as well as some of my other reviews, sketches, and convention videos right here. I have tremendous respect and admiration for the other GeekVisionaries, so I’m quite excited to be part of the team.

I’m also in YET ANOTHER standup comedy showcase coming up at the Orlando Improv on Wednesday, July 11. These classes have been tremendous fun to take, and I really enjoy these performances.

I’m also nearing the end of preproduction on a short film, and I’m in a long-distance relationship that I’m very happy about. (The relationship part, not the distance part. The distance part sucks, but we make do.)

Sure, on a day to day basis I don’t feel very productive, partly due to focusing so much energy on my low-paying job. My move to Los Angeles will be postponed for a while due to financial reasons. I’m not crazy about the state of Florida as a whole, and I’d rather live somewhere closer to my girlfriend. But despite all these setbacks, I’m pretty happy with my life’s direction right now.

But I’m also aware there’s room for improvement. I’m trying a few different techniques to help myself focus on my projects. I’m trying to make myself write every day, even if most days said writing only produces unusable garbage. I want to get Dave Does Disney all completed and released. As happy as I am with the series and as much as I’ve enjoyed working on it, it HAS been taking up my creative energy (and my hard drive space) for over two years now. I’m sure I’ll do videos about Universal and SeaWorld/Busch Gardens before I leave this state, but I don’t ONLY want to be “The Theme Park Guy”. (Certainly not when I’m not even the best or the funniest theme park reviewer on Geekvision!) I’ve got other webseries ideas I want to pursue, some of which I’ve toyed around with for years but still haven’t so much as formally outlined. I want to stop just dreaming about projects and actually take action to get them done. But hey, one step at a time, and I’m not going to launch headfirst into another ambitious internet release without wrapping things up for the Dave Does Disney fans.

What a surprise, this post got a little rambly. Short version: I’m halfway to fifty and I’m surprisingly okay with it, but I’m not complacent.

I should blog more often so I don’t have to cover so many emotions in a single post.

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