Shoutout to Rebuild of Evangelion, with the last movie coming up in 2020 (2 years’ wait!)
Okay, pruning’s done.
Technically I still haven’t readjusted my schedule (with procrastination, health and work ruining my pace) but I did some pruning, which would be a big deal in what I will be doing, and hopefully make for a better hobby / work life balance (and really doing something!!!)
The biggest thing that I removed was game development; Since I want to focus on my art skills (or lack of some) and programming skills not related to gamedev, it proved to be a blocking distraction and developed in me a false sense which led to procrastination (I can’t do this before doing this, etc.). It was holding me back, since I wanted something “fun” to learn while programming, and was “trying” to combine my hobby and programming skill development.
At the end of the day, I could combine them, but probably for the best not this time, maybe not even the next year. Because:
- I want to focus on 2d/3d art skills as a hobby,
- Improving programming skills do not need to be in the context of gamedev (and arguably, best to not be with gamedev first),
- I need to learn to focus on one at a time, so I can have separate time schedules for hobby and work to maximize learning pace, and
- I technically have no idea for a game this time (it’s more like I want to play games, but well that is another matter haha…)
I’ll probably have further updates on what will happen, but this is the best way to make of it (since I am also frustrated in a way my mind works, being distracted and not able to start anything, always analysis paralysis). Removing gamedev was hard at first, but thinking of plans for the past weeks shows this is the best strategy.