Christmas vacation is too short.
I used to believe I had all the time in the world during this vacation — the truth is, I don’t. It’s probably because I’m growing older and sleeping for 10-11 hours a day. I don’t like to do work over vacation — that’s the point of a vacation, after all. Unfortunately fun stuff like programming and editing my film falls under “work.” It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, it’s simply because I work hard at school all year long doing mundane stuff that I simply want to forget about everything and just enjoy myself a bit. Which is exactly what I’ve been doing in the form of playing Skyrim day and night — that game truly is addictive. Now that I’ve settled in a bit, I realize that vacation is already over.
I have to go back to school on Wednesday and now I realize that I have a film to edit which is going to be a ton of work. The shots are really simple and straight forward — two longshots and the rest medium shots. I’m editing in Adobe Premiere, however, which I have no idea how to use. On top of that, I recorded sound separately and I have to worry about it syncing up properly. You could say that it was my fault for waiting so long — which it is — but how am I suppose to enjoy my vacation if I’m constantly worrying about work? I worry about work enough as it is.
I asked my dad to get me either Java: The Complete Reference or Effective Java for Christmas (he previously gave me a guide to Java EE development which I wasn’t ready for). I’m not sure when I’ll have the time to read either, though.
If only Christmas were two weeks longer — I would be able to concentrate on my film and Java after the initial “I have no obligations” effect wears off. You know what — I’ll try and get A Priceless Item released by June. That’ll be my New Years Resolution.