I had been playing with the idea of starting a new blog. I’d even written up a couple of posts and thrown them on something I whipped up on Blogger. I love THIS blog though, and well, it’s mine to do with as I please, right? So I figure why not just blog here, even if it’s not necessarily about “gaming”. It’s been a year since I’ve posted here and hey, it’s better to post something rather than nothing, right? Even if that something is just a recipe for really yummy icing I created last week? Or some long winded confusing dribble about my feelings? Miss Mediocre is me and I am Miss Mediocre, and that’s always applied to me in many more ways than just my gaming abilities. I don’t suck but I’m not all that great either, lol I am the embodiment of mediocrity, and I just want to share my averageness with the world!
In honor of my once gamer-centric persona, in this, my first new post on my old blog, I will talk about gaming. I don’t do too much of it anymore to be honest. It’s pretty sporadic really, there are times when I will play Battlefield 4 way too late into the night for days, but then a couple of weeks will pass and I won’t touch the PS4. I tried to get my boyfriend into ESO, I still love that game, being a werewolf, vampire, exploring, making armor. He’s not really an MMOer unfortunately though and it’s hard to be motivated to play when you know you’re just logging in alone to run around Tamriel. Sometimes I do, I started a new sorcerer character about a month ago, but she hasn’t gotten much attention. When my life really stresses me out and I’m at my wit’s end, I still turn to the trusty old Sims 3 to provide me with hours and hours of stress-free distraction and entertainment. That’s what I have been playing lately… a lot…
I’m sure the reasons why I have been seeking solace in the Sims so much lately will come out the more I post on here, but I didn’t want to re-start my blog by whining about everything that happens to be wrong in my life right now! Instead I will talk about some of the good things! I have just spent my first month living with my boyfriend. We’ve been together a year now and I moved an hour away from all of my family and friends to live with him in one of my favorite places, the beach! I know I have mentioned my cottage vacations on here in the past, and I now live just 10 minutes away from where I spent my summers as a child. The same beach I’ve always loved on the beautiful Lake Huron rests just a 3 minute walk from my front door, which really is a dream come true for me. I’m also almost completely over my agoraphobia, which is likely why I spend a lot less time gaming now, I actually go out and do things! Gaming was an amazing escape and substitute when I was too scared to go out other than in very specific and “safe” situations, but it’s nice to not really have that need for it anymore. Now it’s just as I said with the Sims, a great distraction when I get really stressed out or an entertaining way to pass a few lazy hours in the evening.
The last really cool thing I want to mention is that I’m finally starting to make a bit of money as an “artist” which is something I’ve always wanted to do! I’ve never been comfortable working a conventional job or living an average life and I envy people who don’t have trouble with the 9 to 5 daily grind. It makes me insane. I just can’t do it. Anytime I’ve tried I fall into a deep despair of seeing the rest of my life slip away in 8 hour shifts doing things that really don’t matter for people who have no real appreciation for you, day after day, until I die. All is well though and things financially are definitely looking up! I got commissioned to do the label for some amazing hot sauce and also to design some caricature wedding invitations and both of the clients were so happy with the quick rough idea sketch I’d sent them that they insisted that I make no more changes and that they would take it as-is. Since I live at the beach now, I’ve also been experimenting with painting beach rocks and I’ve already sold a couple hundred dollars worth of those, which is the most exciting thing since painting them is so relaxing and enjoyable that it almost seems wrong to charge money for them. I’m not counting any unhatched chicks mind you, I still bring in far less than your average 9 to 5 worker making minimum wadge, but I have hope for the first time in a long time that in the not-so-distant future, I might just surpass them, all on my own!
This blog of course could help with that! I do intend to use it as a place to showcase some of my art and maybe get some quick commission work sketching characters or what have you. At the very least, it can be a record of my progress down the path of self-employment!
If anyone’s still out there reading this, first of all, you’re awesome and second of all, leave a comment and let me know!