So, I do not tend to do this, but the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 have made me want to, for once.
While 2013 didn't go horribly, it did point out some serious issues I have in my hobby life (real life too, but we'll focus on gaming here). I have been feeling a growing sense of dissatisfaction with my hobbies and I feel a good chunk of that is just lack of play time and and progress on projects. This often manifests in a bit of an animosity toward the hobby, especially when talking about areas that I already have issues with. Add to this the ongoing frustrations with the launch of my own miniatures line - Loud Ninja Games.
So, what is there to do?
Change the paradigm!
Here is the short list...
1) Don't be so negative. Especially when talking about the hobby and the entities there. Somebody is always going to do things differently than me. Just because I do not like something, doesn't mean it doesn't have appeal.
2) Complete Projects. There are a lot of projects on my table that need just a little bit to get them done. Knuckle down and down and do them.
3) Play Games. With the break-up of our regular gaming nigh, this has been hard. More correctly, it now requires effort, something we haven't had to put in for almost a decade. Games need to be planned now.
4) Always move forward. Even if it's just baby steps, it's still forward. There is always a solution, even if an imperfect one.
So, there it is. It may not sound like much, but let's see how well I adhere to this.