January 2017

February 2017

  • I started a new 10-minute workout that I found on my Facebook wall.
  • I went to the Flying Canoe Festival with my boyfriend.
  • I went to the Silver Skate Festival where a friend had a Fire Scuplture in the show.
  • I planted some seeds from a Bell Pepper which is still alive but hasn’t grown any peppers.
  • I read the book Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.
  • I created my first Sims 4 Challenge.

March 2017

  • I finished a 1500 piece puzzle at work.
    1500 Piece Puzzle

    1500 Piece Puzzle

  • I bought a Canada 150 colouring book that I never color in.
  • I won my first free coffee from Tim Hortons (which I never redeemed).
  • I sat on my patio sunbathing without a jacket on despite there being snow on the ground.
  • We bought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the WiiU (still have not beat it).
  • My brother had his fifth and final son (all kids are male).
  • My car windows started freezing up on the inside (which it also did this November. Still haven’t figured out why).

April 2017

  • I bought a new journal where you answer one question a day for 5 years.


  • I moved my bookcase into my computer room and rearranged the furniture and books.

I decided to stop documenting my Sims story for two reasons. The first being that you didn’t really seem that interested in following along. The second being that I technically failed the Challenge. In the 4th generation, the parents were pretty old when they started having children. When the parent’s died, all three children were too young to care for themselves and they were taken away. I think that is the first time I’ve ever seen The Sims say “Game Over”.

I have kept playing however. When the Heir died, one of his brothers was still alive so I switched over to him and am currently on the 6th generation since starting the Sims 4 Challenge. But enough about the game…

I have also reached that point in the year where I want to quit everything in real life as well. I want to quit my job, quit my relationship, quit living on the other side of the country from my family. Is that normal? I’m so stressed out and I just don’t know what to do. I keep forming pros and cons lists in my head but I can’t make any sort of decision. I had given myself a deadline of my birthday (which is coming up in a couple weeks) to figure things out but I don’t think I will make any changes.

The biggest reason I hesitate to make any sort of decision is money. If I didn’t need money to live, to retire, to move, etc. I think the decision would be easy. If I made the wrong decision, I could easily change my mind again if money didn’t matter.

But then I say to myself, okay so what decision would you choose if money really DIDN’T matter? That should be the option you pick. That is the option that will truly make you happy. I wish it was just that simple…