Life Update!

Hey everybody! I’m sorry I’ve been a little off the grid lately. This past month I went to Hawaii, which was amazing, and where I got engaged. (I’m totally leveling up my life!) So I was away from my keyboard and in kind of a dreamy haze for awhile.

But now I’m back at home, getting into the groove of work again, and ready to blog! This blog is definitely a place I will always return to, because writing here has been such a huge hobby of mine. Besides enjoying it, it’s also a way to connect with other people who like the same nerdy stuff as I do!

So, here is my brief life update… =)

Destiny 2

This was probably my most anticipated game of the year. I loved Horizon Zero Dawn, I had fun with Mass Effect: Andromeda… but nothing quite compares to the fun I have playing Destiny. It’s especially enjoyable because it’s such a social experience. Sometimes I don’t like that — I don’t like online competition, and I’m big on story-driven experiences rather than multiplayer games — but with Destiny, I jumped in with my partner and got completely addicted. With Destiny 2 so far, I’ve been taking my time more. I play a few hours here and there, savoring the story, the sense of humor, and the gorgeous graphics this game showcases. I’ll post a review when I’m done with the main story, but for now, I’ll just leave you with this picture of my new Warlock (who looks a lot like my former Warlock).

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Time of Contempt (The Witcher series)

Some of you may know that I’ve been reading The Witcher books the past few weeks. I just finished Time of Contempt, which is the fourth book in the series (and technically the second novel). To be honest, I struggled to stay invested in this one. There are some memorable scenes — notably the mages banquet full of gossip and intrigue, and at the end of the book, a unicorn shows up — but it’s not as action-packed as other books in the series. I’m interested to see where the story goes, but the politics aren’t holding my attention anymore as much as just hearing about the adventures of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri. (For those who love romance like me, at least this book does have some rekindling of that!)

Night in the Woods

This is one of the funniest video games I’ve ever played. Set in a little town full of woodland creatures, it’s snarky, silly, and surprisingly relatable. I highly recommend it to anybody who likes narrative games, and I’m sure I’ll be posting more about it after I finish it.

What have you all been up to this month? I’d love to hear what everybody has been playing and doing lately!

— Ashley

12 thoughts on “Life Update!”

  1. Glad to hear you’re liking destiny 2. I’m planning on picking it up for PC next month and play with my brother. He’s played destiny 1 to death and I’m coming completely fresh to the series, so pretty excited.

    Other than that’s, it’s been mostly Metroid Samus Returns for me this month along with a bit of Mario Rabbids, both really good games

    1. Nice! Yeah, I hope you like Destiny 2! It’s really similar to the first game, but more refined. It’ll be cool to see how you like it compared to your brother after he’s played the first one so much! Oh yeah, my fiance is playing Mario Rabbids too, and I sometimes watch him and help with the strategizing. It’s pretty fun. :)

  2. Congrats on the engagement. Anytime one of us nerdly types manages to not die alone, I figure it’s a win for the whole team.

    I’m up to largely the same old, same old. Playing WoW and freaking out over my books. All the “exciting” highlights are covered in my last couple blog posts, if you’re interested.

  3. What great news! Congratulations on your engagement! My only advice? Have a small wedding, and make having fun with your new spouse the priority.

    I’ve been busy with Destiny 2, finishing college, and my new job. It’s been interesting to say the least!

    1. Thanks! That is good advice. I can already see that wedding planning can get out of control (and expensive!), but we want a more intimate wedding with those closest to us anyway. Good luck with the new job, and congrats on finishing college too! That’s a great achievement. I hope it’s all going well. :)

  4. I know I’ve already said it to you before, but congrats again on your engagement! :D So romantic that the proposal was in Hawaii too. Funny enough, I’m planning to hopefully make my next vacation Hawaii too. It’s a lifelong dream of mine and I’m hoping to make it happen next year.

    As for me, I’ve been settling nicely in my new job, been playing Spirit of Justice and a little Overwatch (as you know), and neglecting my novel. Okay, that last part isn’t so great but I really need to kick my own butt and get back to it. I’ve been doing all other kinds of writing except this one. Gotta remedy that!

    1. Haha I’ve been neglecting my novel too! I go through phases with it, but the past month it has just not been my focus. Good luck with your writing, I’m sure we will both be back on track very soon! It is totally just a matter of kicking our own butts about it like you say haha. And thanks about my engagement. I’m really excited, and it’s cool you actually met him last year! Going to Hawaii was a dream of mine too. It is amazing. What island are you thinking? I hope you can go next year and enjoy!! :)

      1. The writing process is a struggle for a reason, right? I’m sure we’ll get motivated again in no time! Yeah, it was so great seeing you guys in person last year! And now he’ll be your husband soon enough. I’m happy for you both. :D The plan is to most likely do a cruise around the Hawaiian islands, so I think it’ll go around Oahu, Maui, and a bunch of others. Keeping my fingers crossed to make my dream a reality too, like you were able to! :D

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