The games weren’t bringing me joy; they were just ghosts trapped inside jewel cases. The collection was a weight I was dragging from house to house, and opening a bin only to find boxed NES games always felt like metal poured into my gut. These games made me picture a young woman wanting to hug me when I was hurting, then deciding not to. The games were bottles of expensive, and then cheap, scotch in the garbage, double-bagged so the neighbors wouldn’t see how bad it was getting.
I never got this extreme with my board game collecting, but I can relate to the relief he feels after escaping the trap of collecting and completionism. It took downsizing and a transition through an apartment to let go of stuff, lots of stuff, including over 100 boardgames.
79 Websites To Get Freelance Jobs Fast – They went scrounging for this article and I can tell you some of the sites they point to are unlikely to help you find a job. I’m not even sure they are all active. Still, I’m doing some deep diving here to learn more about this economy.
URLs are UI – I haven’t always done a good job maintaining good URLs but I care about them and make attempts to preserve when I can. Most sites do not. Just go scroll through some of my old posts and follow the links – I bet only 10% work. Even some to my own site.
Library Millionaire – You probably have access to many more resources through your local libraries than you think. And if you live in a metro area, you might even be able to join multiple library systems.
Five Reasons To Wear The Same Thing Every Day – I’m not there yet but have simplified my wardrobe significantly. I’m thinking about gradually migrating towards a small collection of quality items that I like wearing to eliminate this form of decision fatigue.
What I’m Playing
Many visitors at the lake over the past two weeks so plenty of gaming going on.
No Thanks! is my go-to bar game with more than 4 people. Easy to teach non-gamers.
Pax Renaissance is the heaviest game I will play this summer and I continue to enjoy it. Takes the right kind of player to enjoy it, but the game goes more quickly than you might think given the complexity.