Dude, you're in Fort Worth. There's plenty to do. Go to the old stockyards, its got Billy Bob's and Joe T Garcia's along with a great night life. Just south is Downtown, another great place to hang out. West of down town is the Cultural District if you need a more 'yuppie' atmosphere.
You're just 45 minutes from Dallas (not that it's that great of a place, but there's options there too). Very close to a bunch of fun small towns, lots of man made lakes with fishing and boating. A few hours from San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Shreveport, Winstar Casino (may as well count as a city).
There is a group for all interests with organized activities in the city. Just look it up.
Get a bicycle and hit the Trinity Trails. Get a gun and go shoot. Literally anywhere. It is Texas.
You got no excuses in Fort Worth.
Love Risky's BBQ!
This time of year in the metroplex, go check out a neighborhood called "Interlochen" in Arlington.
Great little neighborhood at christmas time. Lots of well planned and very well resourced christmas displays.
Worth taking a girl or your family. About mid December is when most people have their lights set up.
Victor man, we've had this conversation before. You're into a lot of different things. You need to find something you like, but you'll only do that by experiencing it. If you can't find anything you absolutely want to do right now, start with what it is you're actually doing. Go down to your local library and community center and find out what low cost/free classes are going on.
I've never been to a major city which didn't have at least one writing workshop or small business class happening at a community center or library. They're usually pretty cheap and last only a few weeks for a night a week. You won't be spending a lot of time or money investing in it if you decide it's not for you. You'll meet new people, local people who you'll already have something in common.
If you don't want to mix business and pleasure, still go down and check out the classes. There's usually a pretty good choice, from cooking to martial arts. Just pick something off the list and do it. Even if it's not for you, that weekend flower arranging class might come in handy some day. And besides, you need to take First Aid/CPR.
Botanical Garden (Tai Chi in the Garden? F uck yeah)
Small Business Center (First month is free)
Ditto. Fort Worth Public library system is one of the best. In addition to the Botanic Gardens (which contains a the serene Japanese Gardens) in the cultural district, there are several art museums which cater to different genres/preferences, all with free exhibits. Right next to the museums is the Community Arts Center, where I'm sure you could find writing clinics.
Sometimes I just can't find the motivation to do it. Like today, I know I had something to do, but I just had no push to do it. I need to find a motivation, a driver, a fire. I'll look into writer's workshops, and other things like that. Maybe just getting outta the house will help. Thanks.
Just do it. Once your out and away from the distractions at home, motivation comes naturally.
Definitely...leave the house. Sometimes I feel like my house and family suck me in the void of nothingness, where I don't feel like doing anything. Basically, I like feeling productive. So I keep my planner and write down everything I need and want to do during the week and day. Include everything, even TV/movie/video game time.
Also, I started working out again, with a goal. Now that goal is probably different than 99% of the population but its still something for me to work towards. Also, right now you're not attached (no wife, kids, etc) so you have full opportunity to work on YOU. I wish I had done that when I was single. If I could be single over again I would do a lot of things differently (like study linguistics, lift weights, learn another language, etc). If I had, I might have been a 380 lb weight lifting linguist by now. :) But I didn't...so I'm in my 40's and just NOW "starting" my life. I've been where you are for 30 years now. So, get out of the house, see where you can help your fellow man and reflect on how you are/where you want to be...then research and work towards it. Best wishes Vic!
This problem can be easily solved!
Just write out a massive list of all the shit you've wanted to learn since you were a kid. Write down all the moments you've seen a movie and thought "Shit it'd be cool to do that"- then dedicate yourself to learning those skills one at a time.
I remember being in your situation a few years ago. Had no friends, was pretty reclusive but wanted to be social, had nothing to talk about cos I didn't do anything but that all started to change when I started doing shit I wanted to discover and explore. Like boxing, capoeria, Krav Maga, learning Improv Comedy, Chinese calligraphy, salsa and tango, even joining the army reserve then backpacking around South America and SE Asia. I'm happy I did all that. It's changed my reality.
You know the life you've always dreamt of? Well it can be yours buddy :) Maybe not tomorrow, or next week, or for a long while. Don't think about that though. Just take your first step. Trust the process of taking one step at a time. After taking 2000 steps you've walked a kilometre.Change your reality through actions.
Keep us posted :)
PS. Not being able to meet people cos you don't work a regular job is a pretty lame excuse. But you know that already ;)
You're the Dos Equis guy! Inspirational.
"Just write out a massive list of all the s*** you've wanted to learn since you were a kid. Write down all the moments you've seen a movie and thought "S*** it'd be cool to do that"
That is an awesome idea. I am constantly bored and I have 4 hobbies. I am also diagnosed as being borderline hyperactive. I can already think of 20 things off hand but
first, I am going bull riding.