I need to manage my time better…

I should start by mentioning that I do not mean all of my time when I say that I need to manage my time better. Just the time that I spend waiting for my YouTube videos to upload. I used to watch videos to pass the time, but soon got bored of doing that. Now all I do is nap or spend it foolishly. Sometimes I wash dishes or take a shower, but mostly I just sit around and rarely read a book.

With only two months left until Christmas Eve, I should do what I have said I would do but have never done – make a Christmas display out of clay. If I use my coloured clays, I would not have to paint and it would be something I could use every year. Ideally, I should get it done before December and I have more than enough time to complete it – sixteen uploading days before December arrives. When it is complete, I will take a picture and post it to my deviantArt gallery.

If I don’t start using my art supplies, they will become worthless to me as something I never do. This is something I would like to avoid. Plus it will give me a legit reason for having an account with deviantArt.

I have updated my games and Peaceful Pack

I have updated the page on my blog that list my games with my newest purchases from Steam. (Consider sending me a friend request there!) I’ll eventually do series with both Project Highrise and Stardew Valley for my YouTube channel; I just want to finish my current series in Banished first.

I have also updated the page that lists the mods I use in my Peaceful Pack. As I do not know what I want to be the main focus of a new series in Minecraft or a good name for it, the videos I am releasing next week will all be for my Swagtown series, except for Monday’s video, which is an end of series announcement video shot in my world that I am not usually recording or streaming from. It wasn’t an easy decision to make to end my first Minecraft series, but it was in line with what I have always said I will do – no off-camera work for my YouTube videos.

I’ve got an inflamed stitch…

I’ve got an inflamed stitch in my right eye, so I’m on two different eye drops 4 times a day and I need to go see my specialist in Edmonton to get it dealt with. As of writing this status update, I haven’t yet received word of when that will be and I have an appointment with my eye doctor here in Camrose if I don’t get an appointment before then. If I don’t get a call by four, I’ll assume I’ll be going to that appointment, as my specialist does surgeries on Friday and is not in the office.

I’m saving my money…

I’m saving money by not having breakfast at the Norsemen Inn’s cafe after my night shifts. Instead, I’m eating at home before I go to bed. This is saving me between seven and twelve dollars a shift, and when I work ten to eleven shifts per pay period, it adds up. Yes, I am still taking taxi rides to and from work, but I took out cash for that when I deposited my check in the first place, so it’s already accounted for in the budget.

I might be earning a decent amount of money now, but if I don’t use it wisely, I’ll always be in debt to the credit card companies and never save up for anything that I want in the future, like a home that I own and not rent. By saving and not spending now, I’ll be able to spend big in the future on such things without accumulating too much debt getting them. (Of course, if I can convince my landlord to let me get a business license, I’ll be able to start making money from the Alberta Business Directory but that’s a different story and problem.)