As many people anticipate the newest and most exciting games coming this year, I, like many other gamers, will have no shortage of games to play when you have a wide and varied backlog to dip into. The title to have finally grabbed my attention is 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.Continue reading “First Impressions: Rise Of The Tomb Raider”
When we begin entering the final stretch of a year before we usher in a new one, I like to pause and reflect on the past 12 months.Continue reading “Looking Back: 2022 In Review”
The month of November always has a special place in my heart. Why? It’s the month that this blog was born!Continue reading “Happy 11 Years simpleek blog!”
After a much longer than anticipated hiatus, the blog is back and plenty has been going on throughout the whole summer.Continue reading “The Return: Blog & Life Updates”
In previous posts I have alluded to a lot going on with me, albeit vaguely, that has made my free time doing the leisure hobbies I enjoy slow to a crawl. That big thing has finally caught up to me that I have decided to put the simpleek blog on hiatus for now.Continue reading “Put On Pause: Blog Hiatus”
If someone had told me I’d be blogging for ten years I probably wouldn’t believe it. Not because I don’t think I could maintain a blog for that long. When I’m determined to do something, I don’t quit until I accomplish it, no matter how long or hard the road to get there might be. What I mean is I thought life would eventually make sustaining a blog impossible until I either gave up on it all together, or my posting schedule would be infrequent or non-existent.Continue reading “A Blogging Milestone: simpleek Turns Ten!”
New Year’s week often puts me in a reflective mood. I like taking the time to think about all I have accomplished and what I can do to improve in the new year. We all know by now that 2020 was not the year we expected or wished for, especially not how we imagined a new decade should begin. Despite the misery and bitterness this year has brought many of us to varying degrees, there have been some things about 2020 I can’t totally write off.
It probably doesn’t need to be said that 2020 has been a wild ride and not the best kind. Anything terrible or unbelievable that has happened to us personally or to the world at large will almost always be blamed on the year itself. We’re exhausted, frustrated, and maybe less optimistic than we were 10 or 20 years ago. At this point we would be glad to rush the end of 2020 in the hopes things will somehow look up in 2021. Whether or not it will happen remains to be seen, and there is that ever persistent fear nothing will change no matter how hard we try. Despite the turbulent year I do try to find some pockets of sunshine and reasons to celebrate. This month marks the anniversary of the simpleek blog.
Everyone comes into a new year with the best intentions to do something different about their lives. Make a change or start fresh. But halfway into a month or two, we either procrastinate on the resolutions we swore we would do or the bit of progress we did make gets abandoned before the year even ends. I am certainly guilty of this, like so many others, but you get to a point in your life where you have to decide if the goal you want to achieve is still something you really want deep down inside. I’ve reached that turning point with my writing.
There’s always something about finishing one year and entering a new one that makes people reflective about their life and the state of the world thus far. The ending of 2019 is particularly meaningful because it marks the conclusion of one decade as we transition into another. I’m amazed that so much time has passed. I can barely remember all the things that have happened in the last 10 years, but one thing I know for certain is that there have been plenty of highs and lows that have impacted me personally and molded me into the woman I continue becoming.