|inspired by Mass Effect (tm)|
I was playing some good 'ol Mass Effect 1 over the Christmas holiday, and I've come to realize that my greatest goal in life right now is to get a job at Bioware Edmonton working on the Mass Effect series. Up to this point, I haven't really had any particular studio that I wanted to go to. I used to think that any studio at all would be great. But after going through the process of submitting a couple of art tests to some really cool studios that I didn't really want to work at, I felt like there was something missing...
"But Bioware is one of the most successful video game studios in the world, with several of their titles earning game of the year awards! You'll never get into a studio like that, especially with the skills that you have." I have actually heard these words coming from my own brain, and the fact of the matter is: the truth hurts like a b****tch. This part of my brain is obviously very mean, but honest and quite "realistic". I am not a world-class artist; I'm not even a Provo, Utah-class artist. But even if I'm not that good right now, there's still a possibility that someday I could be, and my negative attitude for the past little bit was not helping me get there. That's what passion is for. And that is the thing that I've been missing.
So if you have yourself a few New Year's resolutions that seem a bit far-fetched, DO NOT give into those negative thoughts! Turn those goals and dreams you have into daily To-do events. Be Relentlessly Positive. That advice is from Day, a great Starcraft 2 shout-caster, and also a surprisingly effective life-coach. But anyways, I'll wrap this post up with some lines from the Holstee Manifesto:
This is your life. Do what you love.