Wow, I am sooooooo happy that it’s 2016 and that 2015 is over! XD 2015 was tough on not only me, but a lot of my friends too. The first half of the year at least was nice and smooth, it was the second half that ended up being really hard on me.
The one big positive this year has been moving into a new, bigger apartment! I LOVE this place, we’ve finally cleaned it up and turned it into a lovely home. We were even able to have a fairly big New Year’s Eve hangout in here! Not only that, we’re one door down from our friends, which is super awesome! XD
I managed to get my thesis done and graduate from my first MA, which was a a huge accomplishment! Unfortunately however I got stuck in formatting hell because I didn’t want to pay a formatter and I wanted to try it myself. Little did I know that formatting was going to be like playing a giant game of Minesweeper where there are no numbers or colors to guide you. After getting rejected a few times, I had to pay a formatter to get it done. My plan had been to get my thesis done and move on to a second MA in Computer Science afterward, but nope! I couldn’t get it approved in time and lost my financial aid, causing a bit of a crisis in the last half of the year. Thankfully my financee and both our families really pulled through for us despite some crisis situations on their hands, and we’ve managed to make it through so far. It finished with an amazing Christmas, and I have a more powerful computer and awesome tools to work with!
I’ve learned a lot of programming last year, and worked quite a bit with Unity. I’m finding that I really want to get into game development, and this year one of my goals is to try to make my own game (in addition to helping out with other games… XD) I’ll still be working on my tabletop RPG, and I’ll get a bare-bones “alpha” version out hopefully soon. I need to do more play testing too.
So, 2016 is going to be all about developing my programming skills and either working on an MA in Computer Science or a big “career” job (maybe both if I’m lucky! XD) Also, figuring out a budget for our wedding. I don’t have a date yet, but I’m hoping we can make it in 2017! XD