Is It June? Already?

March 2nd. March 2nd was the last time I updated, and it was a lame update. I’m not really sure this one will be much better…

The world has kinda gone to shit the last few months, especially in the last few weeks. So let me start by saying this. Black lives matter.

What have I been doing the past 3 months? Honestly, not much… Working, at least attempting to work. We had our daughter home with us full time until last week. I’m insanely grateful that both of us were provided the option to work from home so we could still work and care for her. Now that she’s back at daycare it’s time to buckle down for work, but with everything going on it’s been difficult to keep focus.

I played SO MUCH Animal Crossing, and lately I’ve been playing a lot of Sims 4 again. I’m bummed that all of our summer vacations have been cancelled, but completely understand and respect the decisions. I’ve been over eating and over drinking far too frequently, and the scale is not currently my friend. I did purchase a second hand indoor rowing machine that I was using pretty regularly, then stopped. So now I’ve set myself a schedule because I fucking need to do the thing.

Back to intermittent fasting this week and tracking calories. Because I can’t let myself go to shit just because everything else is. I had 3 months of not taking care of myself. I kept saying “I’ll go back to all of this when things are normal again”, but I honestly don’t think things will ever be back to normal… At least not for several more months. So it’s time to figure out what the new normal is. I need a new routine.

I think I’ve rambled on enough. Stay safe out there friends.

Looking Forward – 2020 is Coming

As we prepare for the final holiday push of the year I have some time to reflect. It’s been a year of ups and downs, but that’s every year right?

2019 started with a New Years Eve party in our new house (moved mid-December 2018). It also started with a contract on the old house we had been trying to sell since November. All things off to a good start! Through the year the toddler toddled and turned into a three and a half year old with a willful personality. I hated a job, left that job, found a new job, and became CRISC certified.

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New Job Who Dis?

After my last post I updated my resume, and started my job hunt in earnest. It, thankfully, didn’t take too long for me to land something, and I started my new job at the beginning of September! So far, it’s been more fulfilling than the last job, and that’s exactly what I was hoping for. I switched from a worldwide organization to a small local office, and the atmosphere is just so much better. I couldn’t be happier with this decision. My job is different enough to feel new, but the same enough that I feel like I’m capable enough only three weeks in. Feels good.

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Summer Reflections

I know I made no promises to myself or anyone else about updating this space with any kind of regularity. I know I promised myself I would take it easy on myself for slipping on the diet/exercise train. I know I’m only human, but I’ve been kind of down on myself lately.

From a post back in April I made this awesome list of things I wanted to do, and I’ve done none of them. Well, I have played more Sims 4, and I did do some streaming for a bit. Set a schedule and everything, but then I couldn’t keep up with it. I’m not sure if going back to streaming is even something I want to do now.

  • Like I said earlier, actually set a schedule for Sims 4 streaming.
  • Create some board game crossword puzzles. I just think that could be a fun monthly post here. If I can find a way so people can do the crossword on the site instead of printing it out that’d be great!
  • Just post more here, even if it’s silly stuff like this post.
  • Play more solo board games! This will include finishing my current game of Legacy of Dragonholt, and working through my backlog of games since most of them I got for solo gaming anyways.

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You May Be Wondering…

What I’ve been up to lately. The 3 people out there that actually read this silly thing. Well, the truth of the matter is I haven’t been up to much. I barely hit the gym in the last few months, but I have watched a lot of Game of Thrones. 6 more episodes and we’ll be ready for the new season Sunday!

I haven’t even really done much board gaming or Sims 4 playing. I have read the first 3 Jem and the Hologram graphic novels and all of Locke and Key. So that’s something. To be perfectly honest I’ve been in a bit of a slump, and it’s taken me a while to start seeing a way out. I’m getting there. Slowly, and I’m looking forward to getting back to some Sims 4 streaming actually! I’m going to start working on a regular streaming schedule, and I’m looking into ways to record my sessions to post to Youtube, maybe. I’m still not sure if that’s something I want to do. I’ve spent some time building stuff lately, and I want to stretch that creative muscle some more so I’m thinking about doing some speed build videos, but there’s already SO MANY of those I’m not really sure if it’s even worth it, but if I’m going to be doing the building anyways I may as well record it and see what happens.

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