In 2020, while the world was reeling from a pandemic I was doing three things. I was planning for 2021. This included investing in myself. I wanted to become better at electric guitar. My goal is to become a good studio musician sought by great musicians to be in the background helping them in their projects. I get a special kind of joy with music. It is Holy. I still have a ways to go but it’s going.
This little noodling thing combines a bunch of things, my love of werewolf tales (my adults only book in the corner of the video), a new guitar from Dean Zelinsky himself, and getting into video editing. Used to be a fear when I had that good government job where being in the media was not looked upon favorably.
I also wanted to become a paid and sought after voice actor. I have been wanting to do this ALL of my life. I didn’t realize until later in my life that this was an actual career. I had been voice acting since the days of reel to reel, and cassette recorders were made portable. Those were the gifts I asked for on Christmas. I used to voice the characters in my Marvel comics. It was considered strange by a poor working class family. I didn’t know that it was “a thing.” In 2020, again I invested in myself and took courses from SuchaVoice.com . They were hardcore promoting and marketing that year and caught me in a time when I wanted a win in my life. It is working so far for me. I have an agent now. I have focused my personal brand on letting the world know I am a voice actor. We shall see where this goes. Time will tell.
What was the third goal?
The last thing I wanted to do better is do better. I want to be cognizant of how I treat people. I want to be a better husband, father, friend, and brother. I want to be a better employee while I am still working. I am working toward retirement but not the end of my living. Somethings I will have a harder time doing. I have a mean side that those close to me see more than they should. I have to undue the damage of not being nice, not listening to “stuff” and toning down the US Marine inside. All I am missing is a Grand Torino now. I can do better and I will.
It ain’t too late to be what I have might have been.
I made my own comic book character to remind me of the fact.