Thinking back to January 2013, my resolution consisted of playing more sports games, trying at least one Call Of Duty game (just one!) and to start playing more indie games and arcade titles.
However, I actually kept up my resolution to play more indie and arcade titles and I’m pretty proud about that, especially as I discovered some gems last year that I would never have happened upon otherwise. I made the effort to talk to creators of indie games, visit the indie games area at Eurogamer and download a few indie titles to play and the result was that half of my end of year list for games was made up of indies.
In fact, you need the woman you had in your life. Albeit a brief encounter which wreaked of Stockholm Syndrome, Patricia was right for you, I think you were foolish to let her go. She may have made a vow to her husband but he abused and mistreated her. You should have fought harder for her. Screw Madrazo, he doesn’t deserve a lady as loyal as his wife…come to think about it, considering everything you’ve done, maybe you don’t either.
One thing is clear though, having a lady in your life does have a calming effect on you, so if you can’t have her then make 2014 the year you find a new Patricia…just try not to kidnap her first.
You’re meant to be a communications specialist for crying out loud! Not only will taking a refresher course expand your mind but it might save you from all those embarrassing misunderstandings caused by your inability to read your crew mates, for example; just because someone agrees to play chess with you does not also mean they want to take a hot shower with you, as tempting as that may be.
I think you ought to take up yoga (or whatever the relevant relaxation fad is during a zombie apocalypse). Learning to de-stress is important even in your situation as giving into stress and rage might impede your ability to notice a horde of zombies. So, this year perhaps try to find ways to control your anger and maybe cut down on the swearing a little? Take deep breaths and remember that when you’ve brutally killed an enemy, there’s no need to continually keep hacking away at his lifeless corpse.
Don’t waste energy, just let go and relax…
There are other ways of coping with tragic circumstances and the death of your family. I’d recommend travelling the world. With your trademark Hawaiian shirt, you already look like a tourist! It could inspire you and maybe you’ll find peace some where? Try researching countries with low crime rates and only travel to those places, that way you can enjoy exploring the world but avoid being caught up in gang crime and police corruption.
Make 2014 the year you learn to fully express yourself and speak! Communication skills are paramount in all careers, whether you’re a sword wielding hero, a scientist or a test subject… especially if you’re a test subject, communication is key. Perhaps attend a class together for moral support or if you’d rather take a class alone, there are plenty of online courses available. Remember, there’s a time and a place for silence but we’d quite like to hear what you have to say.
Unless you sound like a braying donkey of course, in which case I recommend enrolling in an elocution class instead.