I may officially be over-extended. There are just too many things right now I want to do, and I feel like I’m walking that tightrope where leisure could start to feel like responsibility at any moment. But here’s the thing – I have a really low tolerance for boredom, and I struggle pretty often with choice paralysis. That means I have often have an easier time with everything when I over-plan than when I leave things too open ended. Sure, when it came to the actual line items, last month looked like a bit of a failure, but if it was, it was a satisfying failure. I may have dropped some balls, but they were rubber, not glass, so it’s fine.
In order to play 100 games for the #JustOnePercent Project, I need to average 8 and one third posts per month. To keep the numbers nice and simple, I’m going to shoot for 10 games a month. Thankfully, I managed to get my spreadsheet pretty full & organized during February, so I know I already have access to plenty of games to cover almost the entire project. I already have my March choices downloaded and ready to go, and I’ve already plotted out a rough posting schedule into Asana.
It should be interesting to see how far I wander from the plan.
I’m also committing to playing Oxenfree to satisfaction during this month. It’s been ages since I touched this one, but I remember liking what I played of it. It’ll be a fresh playthrough, and I’d like to see the story through to completion for So We Meet Again.
Then, there’s a new patch worth of content for World of Warcraft, and I’m still really enjoying playing Lost Ark (although I’m doing it somewhat less obsessively now). But as long as nothing completely unexpected happens on the gaming front, I should be able to balance all of this, and still have time for my other hobbies.
Reading: Honestly, as far as books are concerned, there are only two things I want to focus on in March. First, make space for books in general – I don’t care if I’m reading or listening, I need to spend some time with stories. Second, I need to spend the remainder of my Audible credits and get the heck out. I’m pretty much committed to Scribd for my subscription book needs – in fact, I’ve already cancelled my Kindle Unlimited – but it’s only a smart budget choice if I’m not also paying for a redundant service as well.
Watching: It’s just about time to pick out another “watch together” show, but I have no idea what that’s going to be. I’d also like to start to figure out if there’s anything I’d really like to see on our non-core streaming services before I start paring those down. Even keeping only our favorites, and the ones that are part of something else we already pay for, it’s more television than we can conceivably watch on a monthly basis. I think the most likely candidates for cancellation are Netflix & AppleTV, so I’ll probably start there.
Stitch-Craft: I’d really prefer not to cut too much into my stitching time until I feel a little more caught up, but I would like to put an evening or two aside to get organized. My craft corner is starting to spread further and further out into the living room, and having everything better sorted for storage will make it a whole bunch easier to move it to my new room once the renovations are done. Speaking of which…
DIY Renovations: I tend not to talk about this too much as it’s painfully slow and tedious, but I’ve set myself a personal goal to be moved into the new room by the end of April, and I’m starting to worry I’m going to have to pick up the pace pretty significantly to meet that particular deadline. We’ve hit a few unanticipated snags (which I guess is a thing that happens when a room has basically been ignored for a decade and a half), but if there’s to be any hope of sticking to the schedule, we really need to – at the very least – have the walls finished up by the end of the month.
- Put all of March’s planned content into Asana.
- At least 8 posts for #JustOnePercent.
- At least 4 posts unrelated to #JustOnePercent.
- Spend my remaining Audible credits & cancel my subscription.
- Read / listen to at least two books.
- Get all non-current stitching project materials into project bags.
- Finish both current stitching projects.
- Finish prepping & painting walls in the back room.