Taklon’s First Blog Post

So I finally decided to start a blog. I’ve thought about doing this for a while. I think I’ve been hesitant because I figured there wasn’t anything in my day-to-day life really worth sharing on the public domain. Yet I say this and call myself a variety streamer on Twitch, a live-streaming platform… but I digress! Perhaps blogging is for my own sake as well – that one day I might be able to look back and see how much I’ve learned, discover how much I’ve grown, and realize how much I’ve done. I guess that notion sounds worth it to me.

For my first blog post, I want to begin by sharing something personal. Growing up, I literally had little to no direction as to what I wanted to be when I’m older. While the public education system here in Canada where I live helped open up a fair number of paths for me, I did not let my personal interests nor my educational strengths and weaknesses dictate my decision ultimately. Somehow, I ended up with a major degree in Biochemistry with the option of co-operative education (meaning alternating school and work semesters for those who don’t know). Perhaps more interestingly, I now work as a Radiochemist and have been in this field full-time for more than five years. Looking back, I honestly can’t answer why this all happened, only how at times to a certain extent. “Why did I decide to study this? Why did I choose to do this?” These are likely tough questions I’m sure many young adults like myself have asked at least once throughout their lives pertaining to their careers.

I think it is well-agreed that in life, in society, it is really difficult to find work that you both enjoy and at the very least can make ends meet. However, I think finding a job that you are both passionate about and can provide for a decent living is rather challenging, maybe even near impossible (for the naysayer in me). I am quite fortunate though when it comes to my job – I really do enjoy both learning and doing the work that I do and am pleased with the salary and benefits it provides; I guess then, for these very reasons, I have answered for myself those very two questions posed earlier: Why did I decide to study this and why did I choose to do this? What lacks then is passion. And what remains then is motivation.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about where and how I’m spending my free time outside of work. For those who aren’t aware, I actually have quite a few hobbies and interests some of which I’m especially passionate about like gaming for instance. Animation, exercising, racquet sports, music (I play the violin), and travelling to name only a few are further examples. “Man, I only wish I have more time to do more of these things!” is something I then tell myself quite often. Still, I try and schedule most of these things during any free time that I may have outside more important priorities and responsibilities.

Nowadays, I am intrigued with the possibility of whether I can make a particular hobby or interest become something so much more. I feel now is the time for me to re-discover my passion in designing and making games rather than just enjoying and playing them. And this, essentially, is what my blog will primarily serve to share and document; This blog will be a record of what I learn, how I grow, and what I achieve in my desire to re-introduce to my life a passion of animation and game creation and to also see where my motivation would take me in both of those areas.

Thanks for taking the time to read my first blog post. I look forward to writing the next one! If there is anything you would like to share, feel free to reach out in the comments section!

– Taklon