Hey all,

I didn’t plan on writing this today, but I logged in to update the blog and I realised that what I’ve been doing here is probably over. I haven’t posted anything in months and it’s not actually because of my mental health anymore. I started on medication for anxiety and depression about six months ago. The meds were not just effective – they worked after a few days, which is unusual for these kinds of meds, and it just kept getting better. I still take them and I’m feeling much better. Anxieties that I never noticed before have eased. I’ve got my energy back and even discovered a me that I’ve never known before. In May, I moved in with the love of my life. I’ve learnt to love coffee and horror movies and I started sewing my own clothes! I genuinely love my job and find myself working overtime, not because i have to, but because I lose track of time doing something I genuinely enjoy. I like walking on our treadmill, playing with our kitty, and hanging out with friends and family. I can honestly say this is the best I’ve felt in my life.

But what about sims? I still play The Sims. I play 4 now. I have all the packs, because honestly my job pays too well. I play for me now, however. Sometimes I’ll share a post on reddit or chat on the r/sims4 discord, but it’s not something I need anymore. And I guess that’s where this whole post is going. I haven’t touched this blog in so long, because I don’t need it. I don’t think I’m done writing stories, I’m definitely done doing pretty pictures (I have, in fact, started drawing again), but simlit isn’t what I want to do anymore. I have many ideas for what I want to do for creative projects. I draw, I’d like to do 3D art in Blender, I have ideas for a game I might want to make. Maybe I’ll do all or some or none of those things. Maybe all I’ll do is sew pretty dresses, knit sweaters, and hang out with my partner and my kitty. Who knows.

I promise, however, that I won’t let my CC or stories disappear. This site is up until next summer and after that I’ll move everything to a free platform, whether that’ll be WP, tumblr, or somewhere else. Nobody needs to start panicking and archiving anything, though. I know the pain of content being lost forever to the sands of time – especially ts3 content – and that’s not going to happen.

I hope everyone else is doing okay as well. Maybe you’ll see my hanging out elsewhere. I have deviantart where I might post a drawing now and again. Maybe later on I’ll want a blog for writing or gaming or sewing or knitting and then you might see me pop up. But next time you’ll hearfrom me here, it’s probably when I close up and setup some sort of archive. Until then, I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been a very fun time, hanging out on this blog with you all, and I’ll always cherish the memories and the experiences we had together. Hope to see you all in some other way.

Love ya,

Categories: Random


Jill TheGreyWitches · October 29, 2023 at 10:33 am

I wish you all the best in life and doing whatever makes you happy! Thank you for all cc and interesting stories over the years – Taïga will miss “shopping “ on your site 😉
I was in a car accident two months ago and is still not able to work or drive, taking pain medication that keeps me from doing anything except watch Netflix and read, or rather listen to audiobooks… Can’t wait to be able to sit up and concentrate enough to write on my story, though.
Have a good life, you deserve it 👍

Kymber Hawke · October 29, 2023 at 3:42 pm

You sound so happy, Louise, and that is what is important. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed your stories and pics so much, but I also understand changing interests and having passion for something else.

I wish you all the best as you move forward doing what you love to do. xoxoxo I hope we’ll stay in contact on FB. xo

Lila Remonn · November 2, 2023 at 6:12 am

Nice to hear from you Louise, and it’s absolutely wonderful that the meds have helped you get to a place where you’re really happy!

Your stories were truly such a delight to read and look at, with your beautiful pictures. While it’s sad that you will be leaving them behind for good, it’s totally understandable, and your passions elsewhere all sound amazing (much less stressful than wrangling TS3 haha). I think it’s the same for many in the WP community–we had such amazing times all together in the past, but now lots of people seem to have moved to new passions, and perhaps that’s a good thing even though it’s sad. Bittersweet!

Wishing you all the best for your future 💚 And please give your cat a pat from me! 🐈

sempreviva · November 19, 2023 at 3:35 pm

Hi Louise! Wow, it’s about three weeks since you posted this and just now I’ve gotten the chance to sit down for a while and write a proper comment… so annoying! 😂😭
First of all, I really really missed you (and everyone here as well)! ❤️ We’ve all had such awesome times together and I will sure miss you and your writing as well (if you don’t plan on blogging anything beyond simlit of course)… I know I don’t have any excuses because I still haven’t caught up after all this time… but I’m not here to talk about me! 😉
I am very happy to learn you are doing OK – in fact more than OK, you sound really happy! This is awesome! 😃🥰
I do envy you for still playing the sims though, lol! The only thing I’ve managed to do in both 3 & 4 is spend some time in CAS, lol! Oh well, someday perhaps! 😂
Anyway, I really hope you stay as well as now and that you always do things that fulfill you – be it playing the sims, writing, or something completely different! And I do hope that we’ll talk again, be it here again (plans can change, right? Lol!) or somewhere else (I still have my discord account if you ever want to chat)!
Aaaand I’m rambling as always, because apparently once I start I don’t know when to stop, lol!
Anyway, know that I still do intend to read Heartwood (when I get to a point where I’m not constantly interrupted, lol! 😉 )
I wish you all the best!! 💕

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