Mid-Year Check-in

I haven’t had a ton of time to blog yet this year. That might be the one thing that I haven’t done on my 2016 resolutions list, which I’d consider an accomplishment. I’ve played a lot of drums which has made me very happy. I’ve also bought some recording equipment and cut back on my ambitions of recording 10 songs back to recording 4 songs. That has made the project much more reachable. I’m hoping to get those songs mixed and mastered at the end of July and to release them in August sometime. Fingers crossed that actually happens.

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2016 Resolutions

I usually try to do a list every year of things I want to accomplish or get better at for the new year. Here is my list for 2016.

  1. Play drums
  2. Record original songs
  3. Home updates
  4. Blog more frequently
  5. Make life simple and minimal
  6. Volunteer more
  7. Learn more programming
  8. Go to more concerts
  9. Remove stress
  10. Eat better

Some of these are pretty typical of every list but they are important to me. Let’s see how I do. Here’s to 2016! Happy New Year everyone!

Charity Water

Ever since moving to California I’ve been reminded numerous times about how we are in a drought. The news about the drought has been everywhere, on the local T.V. news stations, radio stations and newspapers. Outlets are promoting to save water usage non-stop. Here in the Sacramento area we are required to cut back 20% of our water usage. If caught wasting water, you could be presented up to a $500 fine.

While ALS is a terrible disease and all of the support from the latest “ice bucket challenge” has been amazing, I can’t help but think about how much water is being wasted. There are a lot of countries who don’t have clean water like we do here in America. I feel both causes are very important and I’d like to encourage everyone to check out an awesome non-profit called Charity Water.