It’s been a long week of still trying to catch up with things for work (especially since I was gone for 3 weeks) and in between all of that, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Ravellenic Winter Games. This occurs during the Winter Olympics and the goal is to complete as many projects as possible in the various categories that are puns after the actual events.
I’ve spent the last few days, racing through the campaign for Destiny 2. This has also been punctuated by adult requirements to living (like laundry, showers, food, etc). I haven’t really decided if I’m impressed with this latest development for the game franchise, or if I wanted more. Bungie definitely gets some credit for the new beautiful worlds that they created, and I do like how the skills have been revamped. But the story line and the general activities that were in Destiny 1 are very much the same in Destiny 2. We get to the end of the game and we still have questions, there’s still the feeling of plot holes or the lack of explanation about the hanging threads they had from the first game. And there’s still a grind to go through and unlock everything, trying to get to that max light level.
I think one of the things I’ve been struggling with (especially when it comes to fulfilling my “post twice” a week goal) is a lack of proper planning. Back in the day it was super easy for me to just plan out topics for interest areas and keep going from there. I haven’t really made myself sit down to do that (granted it was in my private outline in how to achieve said goal because that’s apparently recommendations for people trying to follow through on goals). And I think it comes down to more than just motivation. I’m motivated, yeah, but I haven’t been very disciplined. Now, I’m going to caveat this to say that I’ve actually have been writing privately, regularly, just not here in the public forum and space. I think it’s because I’m not so mindful of what I’m writing when it’s in private, but in public, I’m feeling a lot more conscientious.
I am beginning a much needed four day weekend. I thought I’d start it out right by finishing a few pieces and started with this one. No special story to go with it, I’m kind of not in the creative writing mood, but I’m pretty happy with this one. I’m thinking of doing a few more renders with this character (will see if I actually carry said renders to the completion line). I’m also seemingly in a monotone mood. Probably because we’ve been grey and dusky every single evening this week?
Time. Probably one of my number one biggest complaints when it comes to balancing the adulting activities with the “fun” activities. This morning, we spent it moving a rickety, unsturdy, falling apart dining room table out of the way to make way for a new really sturdy dining room table. After that, we spent a good bit of time outside shoveling snow. SNOW. IN FEBRUARY. It never snows anymore in February.
I think I’ve started this year off with a bang. I want one day where I do nothing but sleep and hopefully not have any nightmares about frozen pipes. We found 21 breaks in the lines and now there’s a lot of holes in the walls everywhere. I’ve got a phone call into a private party that does drywall repair, and I’m going to need to go through and sweep and mop all of the floors in the place once that’s completed. The pipe exploration was a full days worth of work on Saturday. I’m still wincing at the cost and partially dreading the drywall cost.