Jacob of Wonder
Where the thoughts and ramblings of Jake come to life.
Within 24 hours, we got the official release of the game and it was then that we began our official Pokemon journey, along with millions of others in the United States. That dream of 11 year old Jake was finally realized. To go out into the real world and capture all of the Pokemon and be the best trainer in the world, even if it was through the Augmented Reality Experience of the mobile phone.
I have to admit, I had moderate expectations for my trip to Dreamhack Austin. It wasn't because it was an unknown experience to me or that I had a fear that everyone I've met through Starcraft would reject me or even that I was even hyped. None of those options were even concerns for me. What concerned me was an apathy I had for Starcraft and the scene. The Rival StarCraft 2 League’s most recent season was winding down, and I didn't feel good about how it turned out. It was by far the best season we've put on, but I was burnt out, I felt like I had very little support, and I felt I had very little purpose in the scene.
A little late, but I figured I would compile my VLOGs from my trip to Korea in one spot! If you wish to hear about my adventures, you can find links to them here!
It's currently 1p KST (10p CST). Alright, finally got a stable wifi connection to actually use my Surface (I really wish I had a laptop and not this Surface keyboard...) but it still beats composition on mobile. So here goes.
By popular request, I will be blogging about my experiences during my time in Korea. I'll be posting lots of pictures on my social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, the usuals!), but I will also be taking time to reflect on my experiences. You will be seeing Korea through my eyes as you read this blog. You may get to know me more intimately than you knew me before. This trip will be, for lack of a better expression, will be a life changing experience.
That’s when it occurred to me. I need to go through another round of purging material possessions. Apparently, my recent move was not enough to satisfy my need for getting rid of items.
So, I messed up. I was going through this whole blogging initiative on my search for value driven experiences (and consolidation) and I didn’t stick to my schedule! Now I am so far behind, it’d take too much time to catch up with the formal schedule. So what do I do now? Do I just move on? Do I try to feeble catch up and not do it? In a past life (actually, two weeks ago Jake) would have just given up blogging and walked away, only to come back to it a couple months later. But Today Jake is taking the opportunity to reflect on this inconsistency.
Okay, so it’s been a super long time since I last blogged. I am pretty sure I made a commitment to blog at least once a week, and definitely failed at that. Whoops. I should reset expectations here. From going forward, at least once a month. Ideally 2 - 4 times a month I’ll be blogging, but the minimum will be one. Simply because I have been busy. Like, really busy.
The garage door opens. I take a deep breath as I turn the ignition. The Honda Civic “roars” up as it starts, and I began to back out slowly. Closing the garage door behind me, I speed off down the Townhouse lane that connects my block of townhouses to the actual road. All of a sudden, the sound of a message can be heard, coming from my phone. I instinctively grab the phone without taking my eyes off the road. I unlock it with an automatic swiping motion that my thumb has been conditioned to perform. I don’t even look down to see what’s going on until I am on the road, making sure no cars are coming and I see a simple message. It was a friend, and the text read “I’ll be there in 10.”