July 12th, 2018
Well, all my plans for the month of June had to take a hiatus due RL stuff going on and I am going to try to get back into this thing called writing. I know that I haven’t even spent the time to try to catch up with all the authors that I have been reading for years. I’m going to take my time so that I don’t get all that stressed out with everything too. Stress is my bane of existence because if I get too stressed about stuff, I get sick and that is exactly what happened to the month of June.
I know that when I had planned to get stuff done, I was being a bit ambitious and that was my undoing. Some things you just don’t learn as you get older too – overloading does not make the task enjoyable. I know that I really know how to plan things out and with as much time on my hands since I retired years ago, sometimes I just think that I will have all the time in the world to get things done. I used to work in an industry where deadlines were your bread and butter and you were judged on your achievements in that area – add in quality of work and that was a bonus.
I know that with the way our weather has been in Colorado, I haven’t had much time or inclination to be spending a lot of time outside in the sunshine. I know we have broken several records so many times this season that it is almost shocking. Heat and I don’t get along all that well. When you get to be my age, there are only so many clothes you can take off before you start laughing uncontrollably. Gravity is not my friend at this age. With all my computer equipment being in my loft, it does get warm up there even with AC – heat rises and with lofted ceilings, it likes to heat up and hold it there for a long time. My skylights are heavily tinted to keep the brightness out of the loft as much as possible because it has gotten to where the super bright lights tend to blind me at times.
I don’t know why I thought I could get a lot of stuff done in Legion before Battle for Azeroth is dropped on August 14th and I tried, however, being an altoholic does make it a bit more fun. Sure, I don’t have the new races released yet with the rep grinds and I don’t have flying. I am just calling a screeching halt to the constant grind I’ve been doing while I’ve been online. I’ll get it done when I get it done and I don’t have to have all the shinnies that were in Legion either because I don’t really care at this point. I will do the best that I can and enjoy the time in the game just as I always have. I know that I think Blizzard can take their Pathfinder requirements and put them where the sun don’t shine because that has taken a lot of fun out of the game for me. Draenor drove me to distraction and I got it all done, however, it was after Legion dropped that I really started overloading myself with characters.
When Legion did their expansion drop preliminary events, I did run up quite a few characters with it and I’ve been stuck with them in Draenor for the last couple of years because I was busy in Legion trying to get caught up with things. It’s not so easy to do when you have two computers crap out on you and you must save your money up, so you can get a new rig (which I do have and totally love). I have several characters in Legion currently and I was mistaken for a long time when I thought that you “shared” some of the achievements and reputations – really put a roadblock out there for me. I am willingly admitting that I have always used “guides” to find my way through the expansions and with Legion not having that information readily available for deeper research, it has been challenging. I’ll do what I can when I feel like playing at this point and continue my happy way.
I also have been able to get some new glasses and that has made a huge difference for me because I was struggling with a pair of glasses that really didn’t do it for me sometimes. I know that I have been reading a lot too – books that I have had a long time and couldn’t seem to get my brain to stay on them for as long as I would like. When I ready, I am one of those people that likes to lay down and get comfy – which leads to unanticipated naps. I’m also known for binge-watching television shows that I really liked a lot. Hey, it’s not a big deal when you can make up your own schedule as you go along.
This was a lot longer than I wanted it to be, however, it is a start in the right direction of writing a little bit. I will try to get caught up on the reading of my friends’ posts and try to get some character writing done as well – just like last month. I hope to see you all in Azeroth soon.