Ah, August. A month I usually hate. First of all, it’s the hottest month in summer, and second, my birthday is in August. And guess what? I hate both of those things. But this year it doesn’t seem to be all that bad. Summer over here hasn’t been extremely hot (yet) which is awesome, and I am trying to make my birthday a fun thing this year. I decided that this was a good time to start doing “monthly goals”. At the start of this year, I made a list of yearly goals, but I have already forgotten/failed most of them because they were just too unrealistic.
My monthly goals should be simple and realistic, and I think I managed to do that for August.
Read a book.
A few months ago I bought an enormous amount of books. And I haven’t read any of them yet. My goal for this year was to read 100 books (comics included) but I know I will not make that. I recently finished Illidan, which took me over half a year, because I never “take the time” to sit down and read. This month I want to read one book. I let Daniel decide which book it was going to be, and he picked “The Princess Bride”. I have an illustrated edition and I am SO excited to read the book and see all the amazing art!
Have a fun Nerd Weekend.
Okay, I know this sounds lame, but this is basically the name we have given to the weekends in which our best friend (let’s call him Jurre) comes over. The only reason for the name is because we’re 3 enormous nerds, that’s all. We always do different things, but it always involves a game and a movie, and lots of food. One time Daniel made his own version of Dungeons and Dragons, which was hilarious because Jurre and I messed up really bad. Last time he was here, we played Layers of Fear, which was hilarious because Jure is easily scared, and since I have a huge doll phobia I also got really terrified at some point. This time we want to eat (my last) birthday cake, watch Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (he has not seen it yet), and play some ps2 games! He is going to be here on the 12th and 13th, and I am really looking forward to it!
Take time each day to de-stress.
People who know me even a little bit know that I have a very extreme panic/stress disorder. I’ve been in therapy for 3 to 4 years, but it didn’t help. Currently, I am going through something huge. I have made a big life changing decision and it’s going to be hard, painful, scary, and I am already constantly stressed about it, even though I haven’t really started yet. The stress is kind of getting out of hand, and I need to fix that. I want to take a moment each day to try to calm down, relax, and de-stress. It’s really hard for me because I really have no clue what exactly calms me down, except for Daniel.
Get all my Alliance characters to level 110.
Talking about World of Warcraft, obviously. This is going to be an easy goal. I only need to level one more character, and that is my Warrior (that’s her right there, on top of this post). I HATE leveling warriors, so I am slowly trying to do Legion invasions with her, and it’s going really well. She is currently level 107, so it shouldn’t be very long until she is at maximum level!
Get the Symmetra Ribbon emote.
Confession time: I’ve hardly been playing any Overwatch. The only reason for this is that I miss a lot of story in the game. PvP is fun and all, but I love games mostly for the stories (and yes, I know there is plenty of lore). But it’s August, which means that the summer games are starting soon! I missed them last year because I didn’t have the game yet, but this year I am absolutely joining in on the fun. I don’t like the skins, at all. To be fair, most of the skins suck after the ones we have gotten from the anniversary event. The only thing I REALLY want/need, is the Symmetra Ribbon Dance emote. That’s all I want.
Well, those are all of my goals. Like I said, they are all very realistic, and I hope I will be able to do all of them.
See you later!