Today was a fun day, and decently productive for me. I have been reminded of how many blessings I have been given throughout my life and of the hope I can extend for things to come. In pondering the meaning of the Easter season and what I hope to accomplish in my life, I think I can feel something is starting to happen. And when all is said and done, I think I will be closer both to Jesus and the person I want to be.
Lately I've been listening to my friend's podcast a lot (which will be the topic of it's own post in the very, very near future) and one of the things I like best about it is that my friend and his co-host are very candid about a myriad of several different topics, which I think is very refreshing considering how many people (myself included) often try to soften or sugarcoat our feelings in order to make them more palatable to others.
Ah, I've fallen behind a day... I will make it up soon.
Today's topic is another more introspective look... I'm going to be writing about a particular problem I have with following through with plans or ideas. I've actually been called out on this problem and it's definitely something I have to get over.
Here's a quick look at an art test image for my hopefully-soon-to-be-worked-on project Zombie Shark Bear. I don't quite think I'm going to be going this direction after all, but I'd definitely like to hear your opinion on this.
Well, I guess I missed a day... but there are reasons for that and I will be doing two posts tomorrow!
I complained a little about this in my last post, but.... I gotta stop posting so late. I'm so tired I really don't want to type or continue to be awake, it's also hard to think but this project is about sacrifice of time toward strengthening my relationship with God and making myself a better person.
Technically this should be Day 8 because of the intro but whatever... I've been at this for a week!
I really should start writing these posts earlier so that I'm not so tired when I try to sort my thoughts since I really would like to get into more insightful topics like what I think the nature of love is and why I think God is, in fact, logical despite what some might think. Unfortunately, though, I'm tired while writing again and today was quite frustrating, so I'd like to keep my post short for today.
Today I really haven't thought too much about religion, but I have been thinking about being an artist and finding success in my own way. I know I briefly touched on my artistic woes the other day, but motivating myself as an artist and writer has been extremely difficult.
When I read comics like Jojo, which have a history spanning decades, I really look at my own body of work and regret not working more diligently on my own stories. I can only hope that I will continue to improve and find stronger motivation through my continued efforts.
Since today's post is short... here's an illustration...
Being as today was Sunday, I think the most appropriate thing to talk about would be today's sermon at church. Today's Gospel was about Jesus meditating in the desert for forty days and forty nights while resisting the temptation of the devil.
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and in trying to come up with something to give up in order to better myself, I decided something that would help me even better than giving something up would be writing daily blogs about my experience as a 30-something Catholic artist/ customer care consultant bachelor in California.
So, that's going to be my Lenten project.
I was thinking of writing an entry about Pope Benedict's retirement this week, but I think I will take some more time to really get my thoughts on the topic in order. I also want to write about more conventional topics like the toy shows last weekend in New York and Japan. Lots of cool stuff announced.
It is very late, and I am very tired. I think I will write a post tomorrow with more substance, but I am glad I wrote something today.