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2011: The EPIC Year - December 17th 2010, 08:24 PM

2009 and 2010 were pretty dull years as far as my life is concerned. When I turned 20 years old, I felt no different. I still don't feel any different being three months away from turning 21. For the most part, I never really look up to next year because I just see it as another year to let yourself down with these goals and expectations you set for yourself only to fail them. That's why I try to stay away from setting goals and expectations because I'm not the kind of person who has a goal in life. When I look into my future, I see nothing. I'm not even depressed or anything like that; I just don't see myself doing anything in the future. Some people are motivated by goals; I know a person who has printed up a bunch of BMW and Mercedes pictures on his wall and says that he looks at them everyday for motivation. I have 11 model cars in my room (with the Dodge Viper GTS-R being my favorite one), but those don't motivate me. And it's hard to do things when you're not motivated.

But a lot of things are going down in 2011 that I'm looking forward too:

1. Because Diablo III is coming out sometime in 2011, I have more incentive to play computer games. Like I've done before, I'm either going to sell my Xbox 360 and games, or I'm going to sell my games and use Xbox as a DVD player. I've done this before and the result was what I predicted: I actually spent less time playing computer games in general, and I felt more productive and even happier about myself. I think that Diablo III will definitely be a large motivator for me. That and Oblivion coming out eventually, also.

2. I've been working out for a couple months, and I'm getting used to it. I've focused on strength and endurance and I feel more energetic, and I feel stronger. This would be a good time for me to stop drinking Coke and to start drinking more water. I also eat excessive amounts of food, and I feel that eating in excess is what's causing me to gain weight. If I control my portions, drink more water, and continue to work out, I may be able to maintain my body weight...and maybe even lose some weight in the process. If I'm able to lose weight by cutting calories, then I think it'll also motivate me to eat more healthy. If I eat healthy, in recommended portions, and continue to exercise, who knows what could happen at that point. Sleep also helps, so I plan to stop staying up late and going to bed early.

3. I also plan to conquer my addiction to porn. It's not as easy as people think it is when you've been addicted to porn since you were 10 years old. Considering the fact that I don't drink, do drugs, smoke cigarettes, or chew tobacco, I am adding more limitations on relieving stress. Because I don't have a girlfriend, I'm not going to rely on sexual intercourse, which leaves me with one option that has already benefited me: meditation. I'm not sure if I plan to stop watching pornography all together, but I do plan to take control of it...and I'll achieve that one way or the other.

4. Supposedly I'm going to get an HD Flip camera that I've asked for Christmas. I plan on taking videos of my everyday life, and maybe even some video blogs and uploading them to Youtube. If I get financial aid money next semester, I'll probably be buying a better video editing program and a tripod so I can at least attempt to become somewhat popular on Youtube.

5. I don't have high expectations on this, but I also want to work towards getting a part-time job to earn some extra money on the side. It'd be nice to make some money and be able to go home and watch the new season of Spartacus!
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Re: 2011: The EPIC Year - December 27th 2010, 09:54 PM

Sounds like you've got some good things to aim for there. Best of luck with all of them and hope 2011 turns out to be better than the last two years have been (know the feeling on that front!)

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If you're referring to dr2005's response, it's not complex, however, he has a way with words .
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Re: 2011: The EPIC Year - December 27th 2010, 10:18 PM

I turned 20 five days ago and don't feel any different either; just freaked out that I've reached this age without doing much with my life. I found this thread really inspiring. I wish you the best of luck with everything and I think it's great you have such clear ambitions. Hope 2011 goes well

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