If there’s anything that’s been super apparent the last few weeks, it’s that when you get busy, you don’t get to do your hobbies as much as you’d like. In my case, work took over the last half of the month and any free time that I had was spent doing things to de-stress. As a result, all the ideas I had for posts sort of got put to the side and ultimately not written as it didn’t feel timely or worthwhile. It’s not that there’s been a regular schedule for this blog, but I was kind of hoping that March would have been the month to do get back on track for getting some writing done. No surprise to anyone, that didn’t turn out to be the case.
But not this month. April is about getting back into writing more posts.
There’s some exciting stuff happening in April, and I’m looking forward to getting a chance to write about it. First, I’ll be heading to PAX East 2016 towards the end of April, and I couldn’t be more excited. Though if I’m totally honest, I don’t think it’s fully sunk in yet that I’m going despite booking hotels, flights, and receiving my badges a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully, with the reveal of the schedule this week I’ll be more in the right mindset as I plan out what panels I’ll be trying to go to. I’m sure that there will be so much to talk about both during and afterwards, so stay tuned to something similar to what I had with last year’s RTX posts.
Second, as I’ve been trying to catch up on video games this past month, I have a few game opinion pieces and reviews that I’m looking forward to finally writing. With that said, I’m current playing (read: obsessed with) Stardew Valley and I’m having great difficulty putting it down. Like the Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon games it draws influence from, this is a game that is like an injection directly to the video game addiction section of my brain. Dangerous stuff really. My problem is about to get a lot worse as one of the games I’m the most excited for this year is coming out this month. Bravely Second looks to be a great JRPG and time sink. I’ve never been so happy about the destruction of my social life.
In general, I think you’ll be seeing more posts this month not because of all the things going on in April, but also for the sake of my sanity. Writing is one of those hobbies that I find incredibly therapeutic when I eventually just sit down and do it, no matter what I’m writing about. Part of the problem last month is that I didn’t have time to do that because I was concerned about what I thought was worth writing about. But now that I’m not so busy, I think I’ll be able to come up with ideas for easily and actually get them on paper.
I hope you’ll stick around to see these plans either come to fruition or explode horribly.
Until then, I’m shipping up to Boston.