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Journal History

Last year, around this time, I helped my family move, breaking us all out of our ruts. I hate ruts, but it is so easy to get comfortable when you're "getting by okay". I had a dead-end job that I loved. I lived with my parents, so that meant I could live easily on my average wage, but wasn't making enough to continue my Bachelor's degree. We lived somewhere we hated, but we owned it and we were used to it. Every year was the same as the last. Comfortable ruts are the most insidious things. They are insidious because they keep you from growing and changing and taking a chance on a dream.

So my parents finally bought a house in their dream location, the culmination of years of trying, failing, encouragement, and anxiety. And everything changed.

2014 has been the year of pursuing dreams. I moved with my parents to help with the rent, quitting my oh-so-comfortable job. I vowed to spend a year writing full time, living off my savings. I only maintained that for a month or two, sadly, but I have no regrets. In this year, I gained incredible friends. I went fishing for the first time (and caught a trout that I cooked myself). I visited Yellowstone and many other gorgeous areas. I gathered fantastic experience by volunteering for a video game project. I crafted a new costume for BlizzCon (complete pictures will come after BlizzCon).

And finally, I was offered an amazing opportunity, which I fought for with everything I had--and it paid off. I start work at Blizzard immediately after BlizzCon.

So, I'm moving again, tomorrow, off to yet another adventure. In less than a year, I can cross off two of my three life goals. Time to come up with more life goals. :D

In summary, here's a few things to think about, things that I learned well this year:

Pursue every opportunity that presents itself.
Fight with everything you have for the things worth fighting for.
Avoid comfortable ruts like the plague--they will sap your life away behind your back, killing your potential and your dreams.
Instead of spending your time talking about how you don't have time to do things--just do them.

Lastly, words of wisdom from my father:
When in doubt, do.

:typerhappy:

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Last year, around this time, I helped my family move, breaking us all out of our ruts. I hate ruts, but it is so easy to get comfortable when you're "getting by okay". I had a dead-end job that I loved. I lived with my parents, so that meant I could live easily on my average wage, but wasn't making enough to continue my Bachelor's degree. We lived somewhere we hated, but we owned it and we were used to it. Every year was the same as the last. Comfortable ruts are the most insidious things. They are insidious because they keep you from growing and changing and taking a chance on a dream.

So my parents finally bought a house in their dream location, the culmination of years of trying, failing, encouragement, and anxiety. And everything changed.

2014 has been the year of pursuing dreams. I moved with my parents to help with the rent, quitting my oh-so-comfortable job. I vowed to spend a year writing full time, living off my savings. I only maintained that for a month or two, sadly, but I have no regrets. In this year, I gained incredible friends. I went fishing for the first time (and caught a trout that I cooked myself). I visited Yellowstone and many other gorgeous areas. I gathered fantastic experience by volunteering for a video game project. I crafted a new costume for BlizzCon (complete pictures will come after BlizzCon).

And finally, I was offered an amazing opportunity, which I fought for with everything I had--and it paid off. I start work at Blizzard immediately after BlizzCon.

So, I'm moving again, tomorrow, off to yet another adventure. In less than a year, I can cross off two of my three life goals. Time to come up with more life goals. :D

In summary, here's a few things to think about, things that I learned well this year:

Pursue every opportunity that presents itself.
Fight with everything you have for the things worth fighting for.
Avoid comfortable ruts like the plague--they will sap your life away behind your back, killing your potential and your dreams.
Instead of spending your time talking about how you don't have time to do things--just do them.

Lastly, words of wisdom from my father:
When in doubt, do.

:typerhappy:
StarCraft Ghost Costume - Rifle Process by Roskvape
StarCraft Ghost Costume - Rifle Process
Here is the completed(?) rifle for my StarCraft ghost costume. While very impressive in appearance, regrettably it looks very little like the C-10, C-20, or other rifles carried by the ghosts. I had to chose between accuracy and actually having time to finish. The Ornamental End Thingy (tm) is iconic enough to hopefully make it seem plausible, although I'd still like to make the Here I Am, Shoot Me Glowing Scope (tm). ;)

Materials:
-Nerf Longstrike
-Craft foam
-Plastic bottle
-Sikaflex 1a
-Styrofoam
-Fabri-tac
-Sharpie silver pen
-Write Dudes' Infinity silver pen and metallic brown (for rust spots)
-Orange glue stick lid
-Plastic primer
-Metallic black spray paint
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Chelsey Moyer
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Not much to say here, except that I try to visit everyone who favs/watches me. Thanks for stopping by!

I do lots of stuff, but writing is my passion above all else. I do it better than the other things in my gallery, too. So if you like what you see, please read Death of a Coward or some of the samples in my Journal.

If you are also a writer and would like me to check out your work, post a brief summary somewhere on my page. I'm picky about what I read, so if it doesn't interest me, I probably won't spend the time to read full story, but someone else might. :D And if it does interest me, I will certain be happy to check it out! If you ask, I'd be happy to offer critiques as well.
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zanderwitaz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
How is Blizzcon? did you finish?
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thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the :+devwatch: :D
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome! :)
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GoneBatty385 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Although it is good to see you submitting again, I was hoping for some more of your literature.  Might we expect to find your writing in our inboxes again any time soon?
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Probably not soon. Lots of excitement going on in my life right now. So many backlogs! :( I may have some big news in the near future--or not. But right now I have too many projects going to write much.
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GoneBatty385 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
That's too bad, but I understand what it is to have a busy life.  I just hope the writing will return eventually.
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rknox14 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
for making me laugh, have a llama.rayor's jukebox indeed!. i expect nothing in return except the possibilitly of another llama for my own collection (they're so lonely, please have pity on them)
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad I could make you laugh. :) Have a llama.
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GamerShelke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2la9mw… Choo were in dis video!  o3o

Also, I am 1000% jealous, that you got to hang out with Alexei Stukov. 
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:squee: Thanks for sharing that! :) Yes, Stukov was amazing. He absolutely should have made it to the finalists. I do not understand why he did not. He was cool to hang out with. :) I was trying to get all the SC cosplayers together for a photo, but people kept coming and going and made that impossible, but I was with Stukov . . . maybe a half hour?
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