=======[ 2015 Review ]=======
During Spring semester of 2015 I started working at the Center for Advanced Public Safety(CAPS) as a student developer, helped to work the registration desk at Kami Con in Birmingham, took Microcomputers and running classes. I also started a personal Unity game development project which I didn't finish, but I learned from.
Over the summer, I had a web development internship at Randall Reilly. I spent my time outside of work learning how to use Blender and more about Unity game development through personal projects. I also spent more time drawing during the summer than I had in a long time.
During my Fall semester, I put a lot of effort into making and keeping to my schedule. I woke up an hour earlier for 100 days to do 15 minutes of gesture drawings and 30-60 minutes of environment paintings, took Operating Systems, Database, and Japanese classes, ran to the gym 3 times a week to work out, worked at CAPS for 10-20 hours a week, and ended the semester with a higher GPA.
This winter break I've been working on making a 3d game in Unity, working out when I can, and playing some Final Fantasy 9.
=======[ 2016 Goals ]========
-Get into grad school
-Finish a sketchbook
-Start a workout+dance group every week or every month
-Be able to do a bench press with 100lb free weights on either hand
-Complete my personal running challenges
-Start a Tuscaloosa or University of Alabama game developer night every week or month
-Make a portfolio of at least 10 finished illustrations
-Work at Kami Con 2016
-Get a booth at Kami Con 2017
-Make a game and put it on a mobile app store or Steam
-Learn how to cook more types of food
-Watch an episode of an anime show when I have a free night, or get good at a board game
-Fall asleep faster
I'm planning to draw a lot more this year. My next 100 day art challenge will be 20 minutes of gesture drawings, 10 minutes of composition exercises, and 1.5 hours of portfolio development every day. I've started posting my art more on my facebook, here: www.facebook.com/nbucher1 . And you can find my games and 2d and 3d portfolio here: www.nicholasbucher.com .
Thanks for reading! Post or link your goals in the comments!