If I were to file the last 5 months (August through December), it would fall in the category of ‘being overwhelmed’. I tend to label times of my life with good, neutral and bad traits and reflect on them in passing. It helps me to see the overall view of things, and to prepare or prevent. In the case of the last five months, neither preparation or prevention could have taken place. I had to take a class and I’m a first year teacher in an academically driven school.
To combat the high rates of anxiety and stress, even failure that I felt, I strived to live one day at a time. Thanks to a combination of that, making sure I spent 2-3 nights/days a week with a close friend or friends, and limiting travel, I kept sane. Going forward into next year, I’ll keep the good rhythm I have going at work (scaling down to 50-55 hours a week!) and NOT take a class in the coming semester. I think classes will have to be kept on hold until summer months in the future.
It’s too much for me to manage my personal life, a class and teaching without turning into a mess at points (crying, locking myself away, feeling really anxious). In terms of where I file the last 5 months, it falls somewhere below my senior year of college (both semesters), my freshman year in college and before my middle school years.
With that out of the way, it’s December! When I was a kid, December seemed to drag and I remember having dreams about Christmas being skipped. December is shaping up to be a pretty busy month as I make plans with friends, family, attend Christmas celebrations and get everything done I need to before the end of the year.
Ten years ago, the trailers for Final Fantasy (then FFXIII: Versus) began coming out. I was in high school then. This past week, Final Fantasy XV was finally released and so far, it was well worth the wait. I’ve clocked in ten hours so far and hope to put in some more later today.
I’ve played every Final Fantasy 1-X-2 at least once, with little play be given to XIII. I still have yet to play XII and either the of the online games. I’ve played a few of the tactics games and recently bought Final Fantasy Worlds as well. I love the series and while FFXV is different, it’s different in a good way. With stunning surroundings, beautiful music, great gameplay and pretty amusing dialog, it’s become a game I have to spend at least 20 minutes playing every day.
If you own a PS4 or Xobxone and enjoy RPG’s, give it a shot!
What are you looking forward to in December?