Life & Stuff – Hiatus for the Month

I’m Just Too Busy

Starting today, until the end of the month, I am not going to publish anything else here on the site. I appreciate everybody who’s been reading but I haven’t been able to give this place 100% or really keep up with any of you guys. There is just too much going on. Let’s walk through all that stuff now.

Disability & Money

As you may know, I put in for disability awhile back and they denied my claim. This isn’t that unusual but that means I now have to go through the appeals process. I have to get a lawyer (again) and get people to come to a court hearing so I can hopefully get the aid. Personally, I’d rather work but nobody will higher me and the few times I did I quickly got laid off or had to leave for health reasons. It really put me in a bad mood. Money is a major concern for me and people are always hammering me for not doing enough.

I still have my job at my church but that has become pretty awful. Lately I’ve been getting angry church-goers tell me to keep the kids stock silent during church but that is really hard. They abolished our dedicated space to a small space behind the pews. I need the money but this has made me hate going to church and the job. Don’t get out much either so this is extra disappointing.

Indie Game Maker Competition 2018

You may have seen that I’m working on a game for the Indie Game Maker Competition 2018. I’ve been working really hard on my game, Hiro’s Ascension. It isn’t complete yet but you can play a demo of the game right now if you’d like, and for free too!ย Received some kind words from folks but also one comment about how my writing is bad. Don’t know what I’m doing well, just that the game isn’t good enough.

I’m gonna keep at it but I really didn’t need that comment right now. It isn’t that I can’t take criticism, I get it all the time, I just didn’t need it with everything else. I’ve been pouring a lot of effort into this dumb game because it is something to do. Never planned on winning either. There are enough people telling me I’m not good enough.

I do appreciate the feedback, and I recognize that the person is trying to be helpful. They do provide good points. It just comes off to me like I made a bad game, even when they said they thought it was a good first effort. Compounded with the last point, I’m feeling a lot less motivation for this project now…

Project

There is a project I’m working on with a ton of other bloggers, which is very exciting! I will be needing some time to give that more of my attention. Please look forward to this when more information becomes available.

The Site

That said, I just can’t do all the things. Either I do stuff for the site, or I work on the game. The project obviously isn’t going to be tabled either. Before writing this today, the game was the clear winner since I was having fun with it. Today, I’m just not as excited about it but I don’t want to give up on the thing either. When it comes to the site I just haven’t felt like writing much. There has been a lot less engagement with my writing, so maybe that’s a sign to take a break?

Been feeling bad because I can’t keep up with everybody else and their content either. I try but it is just too much. That probably plays into the engagement drop off too. Especially for my longer time readers.

Regardless, I’m gonna take a break until the end of the month. Thanks to those who have been sticking around and such but I do apologize for the abrupt break I’m taking.

28 thoughts on “Life & Stuff – Hiatus for the Month

  1. Take the time you need! Good luck on your efforts — I think we live in different countries, but my son’s going through an experience similar to yours. Our civilization’s not as civilized as we’d like to think, is it?

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    1. Thanks. Things should calm down a bit next week and posting should resume December. That’s the plan at least ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope things work out for your son by the way. Sometimes I have to agree with you on that last bit though.

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  2. Dude, your health comes first. get yourself together then come back to blogging. It’s a shame (and a disgrace) that your country doesn’t seem to want to help people in need… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. That’s the plan. Yeah, I agree, the amount of hoops I gotta jump through to do anything is ridiculous. I’m hoping the appeals process isn’t too bad but I have no idea because I’ve never done it.

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      1. Interesting you need a lawyer to help you – over here we have non-profit organisations like Mencap and Advocacy For All to help people with their health and benefit claims and such.

        Anyway, I hope it works out for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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            1. Yeah, and that’s after waiting around for MONTHS just to hear if you get the benefits or not. Thanks, I really hope everything works out. This not really having a job thing and basically eating all my savings each month is not sustainable :/

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  3. Sounds pretty hectic man. Take all the time you need to sort everything out. Also colour me interested in that game of yours :3. Iโ€™ll try it out when I get the chance hopefully

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    1. Yeah, things are busy for sure. This break should let me get everything sorted out at least. I’m glad you are interested in the game too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have the final contest entry up during the last week of the month and people can vote on it (and others too of course) to determine one of the winners. I’m not expecting to win but wouldn’t that be crazy? Any way, thanks for the support and understanding ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. As someone with Autism I understand where your coming from not being able to do all the things. My blog has dropped off the last 2 months due to just life so itโ€™s been hard to find a balance again with everything and Iโ€™m still struggling. Iโ€™ve not read anyoneโ€™s posts for 2 months and only just now making my way through some posts so I understand your frustration. I hope all goes well for you Jon ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It really sucks when you can’t do all the things, huh? I’m glad that you get where I’m coming from though. I also hope that you are able to find a happy balance soon too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it.

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  5. We all need a break sometimes Jon. Honestly, I should have taken one months ago myself, so I can say from experience, not doing it will just lead to screw-ups. Take your time, come abck when you’re ready, and we’ll be waiting. Until then, concentrate on what you need to.

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  6. Sorry to hear things aren’t going well. Hopefully the break from the blog gives you some time to work through what you need to, though I appreciate a lot of this won’t be resolved quickly. Wishing you the best of luck and I’ll look forward to your return.

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