So it’ll be coming up on one month soon where I’ve been working from home.
It’s weird because I was a homebody for the most part and was able to handle it with no issues. It wasn’t until recently I noticed I started developing weird tics and anxieties with staying at home. If I’m in video games the sounds of bustling and seeing people move around now makes me somewhat panicky. As a means to combat it though I told myself I would use the free time outside of work I have wisely to invest into something long term.
It’s fairly likely that when my birthday rolls around I’ll still be stuck at home, which is fine. So long as my family and loved ones are safe I’m content celebrating it with the husband and cat. BUT! I wanted to treat myself to a nice gift.
So this past weekend I reached out to one of my fellow FC mates in The Maid Militia FC, Peach Hips. Peach is a dear friend who is a wealth of knowledge and is an educator in real life. Having studied and lived in Japan I asked Peach if it would be possible to teach me Japanese remotely, and he agreed! So I did what any normal person would do.
…. I made myself a character on an XIV Japanese server!
Now I won’t mention name and server in this blog post, but I did decide on a Miqo’te Marauder. Ultimately my goal in real life is to be able to hold my own in conversation while also being able to read, write, and understand dialogue with no issue. In game? My hope is that I can interact with the JP community in game while in dungeons and party activities with ease. Bonus points if I can actually learn to tank in the process as well.
I’m super excited about this. Turning 35 is a milestone-ish kind of year, and there really isn’t much that I wanted in terms of material items. I have my health, my family’s health, and dear friends and co-workers. There’s not much else I need. So for celebrating I’d like a gift that I can take with me for years to follow.
…. ok maybe I’ll buy my Catgirl the cute new Mogstation items. I LIED TO MYSELF READER. I LIED TO MYSELF.