Conkers litter the grass, and brown leaves crunch beneath your feet. School children hurriedly exit the school gates; their frenzy at 'hometime' fills the air with a vitality we adults have long forgotten. They tease and play, laughing as they make their way home. No rush, just making the most of the journey.
By contrast, the half five rush hour could not be more different. Dour faces, crushed spirits and a repressed rage at the cattle class train journey home with an extortionate price tag to match.
F**k this sh!t.
It's September yo!!
Man, I love this time of year!!
It's one of my most productive months in the year.. I still get that back to school vibe; psychologically conditioned to snap out of that summertime laziness, dust off the Biro and hit up Whsmith to buy me some new stationary and pads 'n sh!t.
Ideas flow, and there's an eagerness to change my life the hell up! I can see the end of the year approaching, and dammit, I wanna achieve some stuff before it does!!
Kinda feels a bit like January in that sense.. but with much better weather and none of the self-delusion. This year's almost done and I know I'm definitely NOT gonna achieve some life changing miracle cure for all my problems. The goals now are more realistic and achievable; I am going to get sh!t done, after all, the only thing to look forward to are shorter days and colder weather.. staying indoors most of the time, I gotta do something, and I've been bored with porn for a while now.. so what else does that leave? Facebook??
Haha, don't make me laugh!
That shit is SOOoooo what your parents are doing these days!!
Including today, there's only 99 days left of the year!!
Only 99 more days of writing '2014' on today's date!! (people still write.. right?? I'm kinda out of touch when it comes to people.. I only chat to them through Facebook these days- I mean TWITTER!! ..er, no I mean.. Pinterest??
Ah f**kit. I miss the days of smoke signals!!)
So anyway, here's my pledge!
I know what you're thinking; Nish-Man, calm the hell down! Take it easy- don't go over exerting yourself or do anything CRAZY!!
Screw you man!
I mean it this time!
I'm gonna JUMP!!
..I mean, I'm gonna really push myself to squeeze the most out of 2014, and I shall be charting my progress on this very website (a few sentences about what I did each day perhaps?) and on my Facebook page (which is.. er.. run by “my friend” on my behalf, 'cos I'm waaay too cool for Facebook... What you looking at? Losers!) and on Twitter of course!
Okay, the key here is to set realistic goals... which my chronic Napoleonic ambition prevents me from doing.. but here goes:
By the end of this 99 day period, I will have:
- Completed one new screenplay
- Completed one new ten minute short film (which will be slick and Awesome!)
- Written and Illustrated one new children's (picture) book
- Sketched a new piece of art every day!!
In terms of having fun?
Actually, working on all the above is pure fun to me, but it would be a total cop out for me to include that as part of my 'fun' goals...
So in terms of having 'fun'?
Going out, meeting friends, chilling with family, or reading/watching stuff... blogging??
..and all this because so far, awesome though 2014 has been (and it has been a vintage year; I've seriously LOVED it!!), I haven't really done much productivity wise, except ponder and pontificate... now is the time to turn all that thinking into action!
I aims to make the most of the final 99 days of the year, starting form NOW!!
So I'll cut this blog short and get to work right away!!
I'll create a separate blog page for the '99 Day Challenge' so keep checking back on this website and hold me to account dammit!! It's very easy to give up on something when no one other than you is making sure you keep up your end of the bargain!!
(.. like seriously.. who am I talking to? I get like one hit on this website every month, and it's usually just a bot! ..in that case bot, you here me? I'm talking to you! Hold me to account you Mother Trucker!!!!!)
Meanwhile, set your own #99dayChallenge and make the most of what's left of 2014!!
In other news, I sold a total of 6 copies of my children's book (The Brown Paper Bag Family) on Kindle!! ..and that was exclusively thanks to family and friends. So yay!!!
Thanks for your support peoples, I really appreciate it!!
Chapter 5 coming soon.
Now stop reading and get busy!!
Make 2014 the pivotal year in your life. It's not too late!!!!!