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.