Well, I'm sure no one is sitting around wondering what I've been up to in my month of absence, but for posterity or for the curious, I'll share.
Almost exactly a month ago I got back into the most addicting game, World of Warcraft. I hadn't played since the 2012 release of the last expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
I really enjoyed it but since then we have moved out to the boonies where high speed internet is only available via AT&T 4G hotspot. It's pretty pricey, but with the recent Apple iPhone 6 release, AT&T offered a new plan that doubled our data to 60GB/month for $100 less than what we were previously paying for 30GB. I finally had the data to update the game and get back into WoW just in time for the November 13th release of the next expansion, Warlords of Draenor and WoW's 10th anniversary!
It's been a fun distraction from the stress I've been dealing with, sick kitty, sick piggie, house-hunting anxiety, daily aches & pains, and family issues. The kit-kat and guinea pig are both fine now, thanks to a great new vet and extra TLC from Hubby.
It's also been nice to reconnect with a good Christian friend I used to play Star Wars The Old Republic (SWTOR) and The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) with. He introduced me to a great guild full of generous and active players. Learning the ropes again has been pleasant and fun. I made a new character and leveled her to 90. I've never gotten a character that high and there was lots of new things to see and do.
Now that I am re-established with the game play and have my character topped out, I will be settling back into a more regular daily schedule.
Have you ever used a hobby as a distraction from stress in your life? Do you think it's healthy?