Posted by Geoff | Posted in Blog | Posted on 09-16-2010
Tags: Distraction, Moving, Seattle, Shakespeare, Social Networks
Wow, Geoff. You know, I’ve found that creating things like The GEOFFGASM! is really easy to do, but following through is a lot harder. That’s why “Let’s Talk About Stuff” failed. What’s funny about that is I deleted that website a few months ago, and only a few people have asked me about it. I’m pretty sure only one of them was one of the writers.
My problem is that I get too easily distracted. I get on my computer with the intent of writing a post, or even making a video, but as soon as I open up my web browser to come to this site or find something to write about, I immediately get sucked into the social networks. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, doesn’t matter. They take over my life as soon as this damn machine gets turned on. So I’m thinking about taking a hiatus. I’m not going to delete my Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, but I am going to stop visiting them. Which means that anyone who’s reading this, if you use any sort of social networking tool to contact me, you should probably just stick with email, text, or even phone calls (if people still do that anymore). Otherwise, I might not get it for a while.
Too bad nobody reads this except you, man.
Yeah. Talking to you.
Anyway, I’m hoping that making myself bored by not having those things to distract me, I’ll actually do stuff. Like make more GEOFFGASM videos.
On to that subject. I tried out some videos a while back now, and they were fine or whatever, but I really wasn’t all that into them. I’m definitely going to try a new approach. So hopefully you’ll be seeing something new and different from me sometime soon.
On to some reasons why I haven’t been posted anything since the end of July. I’ve been working on a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which opens tomorrow. Or, today, since it’s after midnight. I still consider it tomorrow since I haven’t gone to sleep yet. I’m both directing and acting in this show, which has lead me to a few conclusions. Mainly, that I will never direct and act in the same show ever again. Not that I feel like I failed or anything, it’s just really hard, and I feel like I had to make compromises on both aspects as far as quality of work goes. I hope people enjoy it anyway. I’ll let you know in a few days, at least how much people claim to like it.
A huge piece of news, which you most likely already know if you’re reading this, but I’m moving in a little under two weeks. I’m leaving the sunny and hot Phoenix, AZ for the rainy Seattle, WA. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve wanted to move to Seattle for a few years now, and I’m finally just going to do it. I’m not sure what the hell I’m doing, but I’ll try to figure it out as I go. I’ve found that all of the excuses people give for not following their dreams (such as lack of funds, things they’re leaving behind, etc.) are just excuses. Sure, I don’t have a lot of money, but as Oscar Wilde once said, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a serious lack of imagination.” At least I have a place to stay. And yeah, I’m definitely going to miss friends and family, but it’s not like I’m never going to see anyone ever again. The world just keeps shrinking.
So yeah, while on the subject of excuses, those are mine for not writing and making videos. Hopefully I can make them less of an excuse now that I’ve addressed them, and actually make things happen. But as my current track record shows… I’ll leave it up to you to hold your breath or not.
Thanks for wasting your time here with me.