Nerd Girl Goals – April 2023

I am currently suffering from a pretty severe bout of procrastination. It’s something I’ve always struggled with, but that until recently, I’ve felt like I had a pretty good handle on. Sure, that means frequently grumbling “Just do the thing!” under my breath, but, hey, when you find something that works, you roll with it. Even though I’ve been trying to be gentler with my … well, let’s call them my issues, shall we? … I find I’m still acting out. It’s not even that I don’t want to do the things, I just figure that it’ll be just fine if I do them later, and then later never shows up.

I don’t think I’m quite ready to dial back on goal-setting, though that would seem to be the logical solution. I’m already squandering more time than I like to, and I’m mostly okay with not hitting all my targets. I think I just need a bit more time to get a solid handle on exactly what I do and don’t want to prioritize.


World of Warcraft

I’m not quite sure what to do with World of Warcraft goals this month. We’ve killed all of Vault of the Incarnates on normal, and I have no interest in even dipping my toes into higher difficulties. My main almost has all of her 10.0 reps maxed out. I have two alts that are decently geared and three that are doing pretty well with their professions.

There are still things I’m doing in game, but nothing I can easily put milestone markers on. I would like to get another alt to 70, but I’ve been finding there’s too many things I want to do on my already leveled characters to feel like I have enough time and energy to work on any more. Still, it’s the easiest thing to quantify, so I’ll bring that goal forward from last month and see if I do any better.

Community Game-Along 2023

It’s #PlatforMonth, which is most definitely not my genre. Ultimately, I decided to go with a pair of 2D puzzle-platformers that are both well-loved and, more importantly, short. They’re also both Verified for the Steam Deck, so that’s how I plan to play them. Assuming I play through them both, this will also satisfy my play something purchased in the prior month goal, as I just picked up Inside during March when it went on sale for around $2.

My back-up plan this month is Here Comes Niko!, which the store page describes as a “cozy 3D platformer for tired people”. Since I love all things cozy, and I most definitely am a tired person, it seems like it might be a good fit. This game was part of the 2022 Yogscast Jingle Jam, and I normally wouldn’t have given it a second look, but with the new policy of expiring keys, I added it to my library just in case.

Other Gaming

Sun Haven came out of early access during March, and having finished up The Survivalists, we’ve gone back to farming for our weekly co-op night. Initially, we found this one a bit overwhelming, but we’re starting to get into our groove now. I expect we’ll get a good couple of months out of this one.

Otherwise, I’m looking at an April Humble Choice title, and finishing up Potion Permit on the Steam Deck. I don’t expect that to be everything I play this month – in fact, I’d be a bit disappointed if it were – but it’s all I’m comfortable planning out at the moment.

Other Nerdstuff

Normally, this section gets broken into categories too, but I’m going to back off a little. I’m keeping my read four books goal, but otherwise, I’m going to give myself a free pass this month. I’d really like to focus more of my attention on getting back to blogging semi-regularly, and seeing what space is left over for other stuff. Which probably means I’m going to watch a whole bunch of television and movies and spend hours crafting. It’ll be interesting, at least, to see how it all shakes out.

In Summary

  • Make at least 8 blog posts during April.
  • Level at least one more character to 70 in World of Warcraft.
  • Participate in #PlatforMonth
  • Play and write about one title purchased in March 2023.
  • Participate in the group review of the April 2023 Humble Choice.
  • Read or listen to at least four books.

It’s a fairly short (and very achievable) list this month, because I could use an easy win.

Though I will never keep up with a sidebar, I’d also like to start adding a summary of what I’m currently playing on my goal posts.

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