Find a practical, well-paying writing job. Marketing or copy-writing, perhaps? (Still searching, thinking of focusing on travel writing and photography now. Also worth noting: I was the runner-up for an admin position at a major gaming site a few months ago.)
Further develop my writing skills. (Doing more reviews and personal journals certain helped.)
Expand writing subjects to cover all interests, not just games. (I’ve been reading more novels and watching more movies and anime lately.)
Obtain reliable and affordable health care. (Done. Thankfully haven’t had to use it for anything serious yet.)
Travel more. (Definitely. I got to go to Hawaii twice in six months!)
Learn a third or fourth language. (Let that one slip, unfortunately. At one point, a trip to Rome was in the cards. Before it fell through, I actually picked up an Italian-English dictionary. Going to keep studying it next year. Thinking of picking up Japanese. Open to suggestions, though.)
Learn how to drive. (Noooope.)
Pick up a new skill. (Photography, big time. A year ago, I was just starting to realize what I could do with it.)
Obtain a better camera. (Yes, I got a Nikon D3300…and it is awesome. Waiting until Black Friday – and literally a couple of days before my Hawaii trip – paid off immensely.)
Start working towards my Master’s degree, or at least a second Bachelor’s. (Not yet, but I’ve been attending GGU lectures as a guest lately. If I can secure a Pell Grant, I could totally rock another degree.)
Have more self-confidence and better maintain interpersonal relationships. Work on shyness. (Ehhhh…Well, I’m talking to people, smiling, and not freezing up. That’s something, right? Yeah, I know. Working on it.)
Stay introverted, but don’t reject people outright. Romance a possibility, though highly unlikely. (Wow, called that one perfectly. That might sound surprising to any readers who speak with me IRL, but I’m hardly the best when to initiating. Working on it.)
Start a review/commentary channel on YouTube. (Tried recording once. I don’t like the sound of my voice, and I’m not as entertaining as established Let’s Players.)
When tourists come to the Big Island, they usually seek out the island’s famous white or black sand beaches. What they normally pass up, however, are the gray sand beaches. Ho’okena Beach Park is kind of small and secluded, but its unusual colors and rocky formations make it stand out. This is a macro shot of a small rock partially buried in the waves. Not your typical Hawaiian postcard material, but still quite beautiful. Large version viewable here and here.
During my trip on the Big Island, I happened to travel along Kohala Mountain Road in the Kohala District. This high, winding highway stretched through seemingly endless fields and hills, resulting in epic vistas like this. On the far right is the west coast of the Big Island, and Mauna Kea looms in the clouds on the left. It’s so awesome, I decided to make this the blog’s new header.