So it’s just under a year since I last posted a journal entry on here. (I think that shows my thoughts of the current community site but that’s not what this is about.)
So let’s look back at the last year and also kill some time on this train journey.
Work wise was pretty stagnant up until December when I got accepted onto a talent development program. This program is all about helping develop the next generation of managers in my department. Now I work for the uk government so it’s not easy to progress into management. So hopefully this will lead to something down the line.
My other work that I do on weekends has progressed nicely and I’m now lead commentator for the VRS iRacing GT World Championship series. It was really surreal to have Formula 1 megastar Fernando Alonso tweet a video of him watching and hearing my voice coming out of his tv.
I’ve also started streaming my own racing on my YouTube channel (YouTube.com/Smilerbull) and it’s great fun when I get people interacting with me during races. I’m up to 91 subscribers (at time of writing) which is nice. I wanna hit that 100 mark by July and then set myself further growth goals after hitting that mark.
Last year I was a guardian at the inaugural RTX London, working on one of the response teams. Was an unbelievable weekend meeting so many people from the community and to see old friends as well.
So what does the rest of this year have for me? Well I’m starting to look at setting up as a freelancer for my esports role (and get myself a uk press card at some point)
I hope I’m selected as a guardian again for this years RTXL (I haven’t heard when writing this)
I hope that my work development continues and I move up a grade into lower management.
I could also do with getting fitter as I’ve let myself go quite a bit these last 12 months. I’m trying to cut out all unnessesary sugar from my diet to help with that and need to set myself a simple excersise program to help lose some of that weight.
And finally I am determined to use my journal more this year. I think I’ll have to set myself a reminder at least once a month to put something here, even if it’s just a photo of something from the last month.
Anyway tldr: I’m still here, just a little fatter.