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02 January 2014 @ 06:31 pm
Happy New Year and simming goals  
Happy New Year everyone.  I hope that 2014 is being good to you so far.

As I always do, I was planning on looking back at last year's goals and sharing my goals for this year, but when I went to look at last years, the post was missing.  I'm sure I made some, but I can't find the post.  'Tis most vexing.

Anyway, here are my goals for 2014:

1) Have fun simming.  I've actually spent far longer than I want to admit to myself, viewing simming as a chore, or something I am doing because I'm too bloody-minded to give up and stop.  There was a time when I really loved this game, when I played without pressure, and I'm going to try to get back to that, before I decide whether or not to just stop simming.
2) Build Simford.  I've been working on this for the past few weeks, and it is something I'm currently sorta enjoying.  I'm also making a shedload of cc to go decorate the buildings with, and again, all linked to the first goal, I'm only doing it if I feel like it, and trying not to feel pressured about it.
3) Play the game without thinking about my story.  I've done several things that I thought would help me with this, and they've not really worked, because the thought of my story was always there.  I'm going to try to get past that.  If I fall in love with my sims as sims and characters again, then maybe I'll fall in love with my story and writing again.  Which leads to ...
4) Not think or stress about the story.  I'm not abandoning it completely.  I do want to finish the storyline I've started, but it's also been stressing me out like nobody's business.  The thought of writing it, the thought of editing it, the thought of shooting it and then reading everyone's reactions is killing me.  So I'm not going to think about it.  I'll pick it up if and when I can approach it with a better frame of mind.
5) Continue and hopefully finish, reorganising and seasonifying all of the shrubs and plants I have in game.
6) Try to come back to the community and my friends.  I miss you, I really do, but I've also not been up to socialising very much recently.  I hope that will pass.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
lauriempresslauriempress on January 3rd, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
"Try to come back to the community and my friends. I miss you, I really do, but I've also not been up to socialising very much recently. I hope that will pass."

We'd love to have you back!
katmiesterk8: quiet and don't like (much) attentionkatmiesterk8 on January 4th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
I second Lauri's post--we'd love to have you back!! Don't stress yourself out too much!
Katrikatrisims on January 5th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, Di!

Those sound like good resolutions, good luck! It's a funny game. Lovely, and at the same time, it can become this huge, stressful project. I hope you can find what makes the game fun for you again.

And of course, it'd be great to have you back - as much as you can and feel like it, of course. :)
selenecorvinoselenecorvino on January 6th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
Best wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family.

I know that feeling also, that unless you are having some fun with the game, you just don't want to play it. I hope that you will find that enjoyment once again. And whenever you post the next chapter, I look forward to reading it.