This has been a pretty crazy year. I started 2015 thinking that I had finally embarked on the career in games I’d always wanted and I’m ending the year with the career in writing about games I didn’t even know I’d always wanted.
In my resolutions post, I’d divided my goals up into blog, personal, and career, so it makes sense to go through them like that and see where I succeeded and where I didn’t.
- Find another 12 Dames Who Make Games – While I did manage to interview the wonderful Keisha C., my crazy schedule and my summer of wallowing made it hard to keep up the feature. But, now that there’s Game Changer and I’m doing interviews for remeshed, I think it’s best to retire Dames Who Make Games.
- Make more Let’s Play Videos – This one has been a ringing success, even if it took us a while to get started. I think my favourites were The Legend of Dungeon and Spooky’s House of Jump Scares. Now that we’re on a roll I think we’ll be able to do one a month next year.
- Complete the redesign – I actually did two redesigns this year built around my new logo. I LOVE it. Now I just need to get around to designing my portfolio site.
- Manage my stress better – Oddly enough, quitting my job and completely changing careers has gone a long, long way to making that happen. It’s taken me a while to figure it out how to do it, but working from home is definitely the right choice for me. Now to get more disciplined with the exercise and the eating well.
- Read more – Still hit and miss. Audio books are helping, but a better bed time routine would help more.
- Spend more time with friends – Definitely better since leaving Cardboard Utopia, but I could probably be better.
All of my career goals had to with Cardboard Utopia, but since that isn’t my career anymore it doesn’t really seem to make sense to weigh whether I met them or not. But I am proud of the business plan I wrote, especially since the fact that everyone kept praising the writing in it helped to convince me that writing was meant to be my path.
- More Cosplay! – Hard fail. I did start two different cosplays, but didn’t manage to finish either of them. I think if I hussle I’ll be able to finish one of them by PAX East and the other one by Montreal Comiccon.
- Video Games! – I didn’t play any of the games that I thought I would, but I ended up finding a couple of games that I fell in love with, like Life Is Strange and Her Story. With Indie Game Gang I’m hoping to play even more next year!
- Launch Geek Girl Brunch! – Done and done.
While things are definitely ending much differently than they started, I’ve learned so much about myself this year that I know that 2016 will be a great year. Sure, it was rough and at times I felt more lost that I have in years, but I know that the path that I’m on is the right one for me.