Completing work to the best of my abilities while attempting to extricate myself from the area as smoothly as possible. It's performance review time, so I'm gathering all the excellent feedback from people (most are aware of my situation) to be directly inserted into the review. If I have to stick around a while longer, I want that pay rise to compensate.
Almost a year in our house. Spring has arrived in NZ, so time to plot the garden and get stuck in. We have more space than we know what to do with at the moment, which means I get to plant but also build some new beds or install a shed or something. Empty space. Lots of potential. Interest rates have been climbing, but we're not in panic mode. We re-fix late next year so will go over out options closer to the time.
My brother and his fiancée had their baby (Cooper) in July, I'm yet to meet the critter but I'll head up the island this month to finally see him. Looking forward to that!
Currently reading Jade City by Fonda Lee, I like it. Slow to start but I'm enjoying the journey. Recently finished The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, a nice change of pace to my usual reading. Wholesome, funny, slice-of-life. While on holiday in June I started and finished John Gwynne's Shadow of the Gods and Hunger of the Gods and now I just need the third book to arrive so I can get on with my life..
Finished Cult of the Lamb, been playing Risk of Rain 2 with friends and that's a good amount of silly fun. Fiiiiinally started Disco Elysium and having an absolute blast with it. Occasionally dropping into Battlefield 2042/V depending on who's playing what, but my love of those games has gone since 2042 dropped. I don't even enjoy being 'good' at it anymore, it's just not fun. Aforementioned friends are gathering online this Friday for a Phasmophobia night, beers and spooks.
Working on my big, big, big project (it'll take like.. a long time). But also have been tinkering with a bunch of horror short-stories. I've completed about 7 of them so far, and I've been using single word prompts and challenges to make things interesting.
Haven't had a panic attack since 2018. Proud of that! I cancelled my gym membership, sucks to lose the social aspect but I do visit occasionally just to say hi. I've slowly built a home gym in the garage and while it's expensive to start, the equipment should last the better part of a lifetime so, in a few years things will be paying for themselves.