I printed some flyers for my web project. It was a lot cheaper than I thought they would be and they turned out really well. I already handed out some of them and the response was really good so far. I will probably continue doing marketing using flyers for now until I actually include marketing mechanics into the product itself.
Jamming with challenges can be really nice. There is so much different stuff you can train but in a normal jam you never do everything. Doing different challenges can be a nice change. You can try finding new creativity by being more constrained to a certain technique. However, most of all it is just fun doing something different once in a while.
I am horrible at playing football. I panic very easily. If I have the ball, I panic that about what to do next and I end up kicking the ball somewhere random without regard for my teammates. If I don’t have the ball, I panic about getting hit by the ball making me flinch at every small movement. I don’t think it is necessary or even desirable for me to be a good football player. I would still like to be able to approach it with more calm, though.
The Improv Workshop is over now. I was really happy about getting so close with the dance theater production in the weeks before our performance. I thought that it was all really quick. However, this workshop was on a different level. After just 3 days, I feel sad that I won’t see these guys anymore. We grew so close in such a short time.
I took so much from this workshop and it was such a valuable experience. The big question is: what’s next? I would love doing a regular course but I don’t have any time for the ones that are being offered. I might try doing workshops more regularly. I think I could probably find something good. I was playing around with the thought of getting some friends together and doing games together with them when we have time. I am not sure how well that would work. It probably will not happen but only time will tell.
I am taking an improv workshop this weekend. I went into it completely nervous. I am not that confident in my ability to be funny and spontaneous. I often feel like I don’t know what to say. I can talk about facts but creating stories and bullshitting is difficult for me. I went to the workshop to learn exactly about this kind of stuff.
First of all, the workshop is amazing. It is so fun. Everything seems really easy and the people are super supportive. I am creating scenes that I never thought I would be able to do. The teachers are so great. They created such a positive environment.
To be honest, I am not sure how well it is helping with my goals, though. There are guys who are acting a lot and go to a lot of extremes. They get good reactions but I am doing alright as well. I am staying back and observing the scene before I give my input and when I do it is well received. I thought that there might be a big transformation that makes me a lot more talkative but it seems that all along I was fine just the way I was.
Sometimes, it is nice to train with just a few friends and have a focused training session. However, sometimes it is just amazing to have as many people as possible. You can do a huge cypher with a lot of people meeting who wouldn’t normally dance together. I will feel more anxious and a little bit uncomfortable with so many people but at the same time it is also exciting and good practice for dancing in front of more people.
My partner and I don’t meet that often in person because we have pretty clearly defined roles. He also recently moved and going to the office here takes a long time for him. Just having a meeting via Skype is normally enough for us anyway. The problem is just that setting Skype appointments seem so much more difficult than having meetings in person. We try to be spontaneous with it but in those cases one of us never has the time to do it. Setting an appointment beforehand works better but a lot still hinders us in those cases. There is a simple solution to the problem, though: We just have to take these meetings more serious.
I like traveling but I don’t like doing sightseeing that much. I prefer meeting people. If you want to see the sights, you can just look at photos. That is what we end up doing anyways. Instead, I want to meet people and make experiences that change me even a long time after the vacation is over.
I am a little sluggish right now. I can definitely blame the new year’s party but that is not all. I have been spending a little bit too much time lately with entertainment and going back to working the whole time is difficult. I notice that it pulls me to more procrastination right now. It is not good. I will have to find a way to work harder and more before I slide back into watching entertainment all day long.
2017 will be an interesting year for me. A lot of my projects will pan out and I have big plans. I definitely need to make proper money in 2017 so that I can properly survive on my own. I would like to go to Korea in 2017 but it is still uncertain whether that will happen or not. I will go further with dancing and I will try using some of the things I have been learning lately to show publicly in 2017. Most of all, I will try to work together with more people in 2017 building things together.