The Return: Blog & Life Updates

After a much longer than anticipated hiatus, the blog is back and plenty has been going on throughout the whole summer.

To be honest, I thought my move to the new place would take about a month or two to get settled in. As it turned out, I needed several months to get acclimatized and to take care of a lot. When people told me that moving was the worst, I now understand what they meant. It truly is one of the worst things you’ll ever have to deal with in your adult life, especially if you have a ton of stuff you need to get rid of.

Tossing out old things also meant buying new things. The past few months was about making trips to IKEA or ordering furniture online. By the time they arrived, I was tasked with assembling a lot of the furniture on my own or getting some help from family when they were around. Assembling furniture is not fun, but at least I know I’m capable of doing it when I need to. Yay for gaining new life skills?

But it wasn’t all work and no play. During the summer months, I was able to go away for short trips or longer vacations to relax and detox from the stress of moving and settling in. It was much needed.

All of this is to say I didn’t have too much time to resume the blog or even game as much. I was able to fit in at least one new narrative game called As Dusk Falls by developer INTERIOR/NIGHT. Like most games from this genre, I devoured it over a few weeks when I had time to spare. Maybe in a future post I’ll go into a deeper dive of the game, but it was really well done from a newcomer studio. The decisions you make in this game felt far more sophisticated and less predictable than say Mass Effect or even Life is Strange.

After a long break away from the simpleek blog, posts should resume its regular Monday schedule. I’m hoping I can fit in more time for the geeky leisure hobbies I enjoy, but I’m still a bit of a ways from being completely settled into my new place. Let’s see how much I can accomplish between now and the end of the year!

7 thoughts on “The Return: Blog & Life Updates

  1. Congrats on the move and settling in! The process definitely leaves your head in a bit of a whirl, but like you said, you often end up with some invaluable skills (like furniture building). Looking forward to your future posts, especially gaming since I’ve been on the lookout lately for some fantasy RPGs to break up the downtime in a couple of my MMOs.

    1. Thanks! I still think it’s surreal that I own a place that’s now considered mine. And then there’s the buying all the stuff you need to finish settling in. I definitely can’t wait until I reach that point.

      I’m glad to be back at it with the blog again too. It felt weird not doing it for a while, but also nice to have that break for a bit. Hope you enjoy what I come up with. Fingers crossed I’m not too out of practice. 😅

  2. Yay, welcome back! Dealing with a new living space is really something, right? It’s fun, exciting, and frustrating all at the same time – there’s so much potential in a new place, but there’s just so much that needs doing in order to make it that way! Great to hear that you’ve gotten settled (though that’s an ongoing process, too) and will be blogging again. 😊

    1. Thanks Cary! Yeah, moving is one experience I don’t want to repeat again if I can help it. Talk about a pain in the ass! I’m hoping much of the new place will be settled by the end of this year, but I know it’ll probably carry over into next year. In the meantime, at least I can fit some time for blogging again. 😉

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