Summer seems to have briefly paused here in Montreal after strong start at the end of May, but that doesn’t mean I can’t anticipate all the hot days and nights yet to come. Montreal is an amazing place to live in the summer, with festivals like Just For Laughs and Fantasia and the Jazz Festival and all of the free outdoor entertainment they bring. There are also a wealth of gigantic parks to picnic and barbecue in, patios to lounge on and pools to swim in. So without futher ado, I give you my summer to-do list:
Get Serious About My Game
Yes, starting my game had been one of my goals for spring, but a serious lack of motivation and a bit of overwhelm means that I’m bringing this to-do with me into summer. But, this time I have a plan to keep me accountable, and that’s starting a dev blog. Yes, that’s right, I’m going to be giving you all a sneak into my process and the pitfalls of trying to make my own video game for the first time, and force myself to work on it regularly so I have stuff to report to y’all. This better work.
Launch the Newsletter
Along with getting my mojo back, my recent break from blogging has inspired me to really get serious about this little blog and think about ways I can give more to you, the humble readers. To this end I’ve decided that it’s finally time for me to create a monthly newsletter so I can communicate with you all a little more directly and hopefully give you more reasons to keep coming back to the blog. I’m still working out the details of what exactly to include, so if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.
Go To La Ronde
Okay. Fine. Rick and I have been making this one of our summer goals since we started dating 7 years ago. It has yet to happen. For those of you not in the know, La Ronde is Montreal’s amusement park. It’s part of the Six Flags family and is home to one of the tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. I love roller coasters. Especially wooden ones, having gotten to ride The Cyclone and The Wooden Roller Coaster many a time in my day. It is well past time I added Le Monstre to that list. Let’s make it happen!
Do Yoga Outside
Another summer goal that’s been following me around like a bad smell. I like yoga. I like being outside in the summer. Putting the two together really seems like a no-brainer, but for some reason last year getting out of the house to do this just seemed like a giant bother. Now that I know I can get free WiFi in Parc Jarry, I’m planning to spend a lot more time there. And hopefully that time will also include some sun salutations.
Sort Out Future Vacation Plans
As some of you might know we had some tax issues pop up this year that mean we owe the government a yet undisclosed (but no doubt large) sum of money, which has meant that any planning for the future that involves money has been put on hold. With any luck we should know what the damage is by the end of July so we can finally have a clear picture of what our finances actually look like and what we can expect to do travel wise in the next year or two. Rick and I love traveling, and we’re in a place where we can save money, but for right now that money is all potentially earmarked for the government. Hopefully that’ll all be wrapping up soon and we can get back to being our jet-set selves.