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Hi everyone.  I know I don't post here very often any more, but thought that I'd still do my now annual tradition of pointing and laughing at my previous year's simming goals before making some more.  In many ways, I was more successful in my real life goals (such as deciding I was unhappy with my size, so vowing to lose 42 pounds in a year, and losing 33 of those in six months), than with my simming goals, but here we go anyway.

2014's simming goals:


1) Have fun simming. Strangely, given how quiet I've been, I've done this in a funny little way.  It's just that how I've done this, is by mostly stopping playing.  I'm spending most of my time at the moment making CC, and that's working for me.  I'm enjoying picking projects up as I feel like working on them, and then putting them down again.
2) Build Simford. I finished the lot I was working on, and that's about it.  I've been more focussed on making CC, and also starting work on revamping Simdon to put the effort into getting Simford finished.
3) Play the game without thinking about my story. Done this.
4) Not think or stress about the story. Again, I've done this.  I still don't feel like working on it, but I'm happier, and so that works at the moment.
5) Continue and hopefully finish, reorganising and seasonifying all of the shrubs and plants I have in game. HAHAHAHAHA.  NO.
6) Try to come back to the community and my friends. Again, no.  As much as I miss everyone, (and I do, a lot), I'm still feeling happier being able to dip in and out of the community and the game like I've been doing this year.

Ok, so that's last year's goals done.  Let's make some for this year.

2015's Simming Goals.

1) Sort and cull my CC. I've been seeing a lot of strangeness lately if I do try to play, and I think that a lot of this is to do with the amount of CC I currently have.  Also, a lot of the CC I've accumalated over the past 7 to 8 years, now looks very dated, is broken or just doesn't meet my standards or aesthetic any more, so it's time to cull.
2) Make over Regalton and the subhoods to meet my standards.  This goes along with the above really.  I'm going to have to replace things that I've culled, and since I've already started making over Simdon to look better, I may as well do that for the rest of the subhoods.
3) Make more progress with Simford. It'd be nice to get this subhood looking more like a little town, and less like a serious of random lots with lots of empty space between them.
4) Make a start on building the Highlands. I've been planning on having the Highlands as another holiday hood for years, and I think it's about time I made a start on it.
5) Have fun. Doesn't really need any explanation I feel.
6) Try to say "hi" more often. Because I do miss you all.

Date: 2015-01-01 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katrisims.livejournal.com
Hi Di! *waves* Happy New Year!

Congrats on your real life goals, that sounds like you did very well! :) And actually, that's very well done on the simming goals too, especially seeing that there's always something that doesn't get done. Congrats! :)

Also, it's good to hear you're enjoying your game and making cc the way you are doing it now. Good luck on keeping that up, and with this year's goals. :)

Date: 2015-01-04 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dicreasy.livejournal.com
Hi Katri, happy new year! I hope it's being kind to you so far.

Thanks! I'm really pleased with my weight loss, especially given how long I've struggled with my size.

I may miss playing and the community as it was, but yeah. At the moment, making cc and sorting it all out, is meaning I enjoy simming a lot more than I had been. :D

Date: 2015-01-02 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverbelle1220.livejournal.com
Happy New Year!

I'm impressed with how well you achieved your RL goals, and your simming goals as well (as is my Victorian-themed RKC, with all that lovely Victorian CC you've shared).

I wish you luck with the CC cull. It's an arduous process but so worth it. May I suggest checking out a bulk renamer to get rid of file names with non-alphanumeric characters (I did and it seemed to help speed up load times). And I'm glad you're going to try to pop in more - I miss you too. :D

Date: 2015-01-04 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dicreasy.livejournal.com
And to you!

Thank you. I'm so proud of myself with the weight loss. I had lost 35 pounds before Christmas, but then, well, it was Christmas, so I put on two pounds. Hopefully now the treats are nearly gone, I can start losing it again. :D

I'm so glad that you're able to use the CC I've been posting. :D I always make things with my own game in mind, but it makes me so happy that others also get use out of it.

In a strange way, I'm enjoying the cull so far (even if I'm actually making more recolours of my doors and windows at the moment, so that I can stick to a set palette of colours), and I will definitely look at renaming files to get rid of non-alphanumeric characters, since you're not the first person to say that it helped with loading.

Date: 2015-01-02 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauriempress.livejournal.com
Hello! Happy 2015!

Congrats on the goals you did achieve! Especially the weight as that can be hard to do.

Good luck on the new goals this year, especially number 6 as we miss you too!

*hug* Have a wonderful year, Di! Smile often and hurt less.

Date: 2015-01-04 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dicreasy.livejournal.com
:D Happy new year!

Thank you. I've struggled with my weight and size since my late teens, but just seemed to get bigger rather than smaller, so I'm very pleased with how well I'm doing this time around.

I definitely want to try to pop my head into AIM more, because I really do miss you guys. :(

You too lovey *hugs* (Oh and congratulations on the job. :D)

Date: 2015-01-03 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regacylady.livejournal.com
HIIIIII <3 <3 <3

I'm so pleased you're doing what is fun for you and not worrying about anything. That's definitely the way to go! I really, really look forward to seeing what you've been working on should you decide to share pictures sometime.

Also YOU ROCK, congratulations on your health progress!

Happy new year!
Edited Date: 2015-01-03 03:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-04 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dicreasy.livejournal.com
Hihihi!

It's amazing how stressed I was about playing a game which I used to play only for fun. Doing what I want to do, when I want to do it, has made such a difference.

I've been meaning to share pictures of the revamped lots for months now, but I think that they'll have to wait until I've redone my CC folder now, since I know I'm going to have to swap things out. But! Pictures will be incoming. :D

Thank you! I'm so, so pleased with myself, because nothing I've tried before has ever worked. I just feel so much better in myself. :D

And to you! <333

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