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Plans and time

[A post-it note with a drawing of an old person with a walker and a laptop on the walker. The text reads: Don’t worry, you can do your gamedev when you’re retired*! * Retirement not guaranteed for millennials, gen Z, and later.] I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately, and just in general not …

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Game mockup

First attempt at a mockup of what I’d like Undead Debt to look like. The environment is the hardest part, since it will basically just be one big map with a few cities, and you have to fight zombies between towns as you make money through the gig economy to make loan payments. I want …

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Total student loans: $15,875.39

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m 31 years old now, and I have a full time developer job, and I’m currently working on paying off my student loans by throwing over half my monthly income into payments each month. It’s now August of 2019, and I last worked on this in December of last year. As I’ve …

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Lightning talk: Conlangs

Linkin’ it here so I don’t lose it. http://rejcx.moosader.com/dl/conlangs.pdf

Project slump – Analysis Paralysis

I’m working full time now, and I’m still adjusting to it. January I had time to work on a game (Math Kingdom Quest) and February we were in India most of the month. Now I’m finding myself in a project slump, and the longer I sit in this slump the more frustrated I feel. Project …

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Money stress

Me: I want to work on my own business! I’m not going to work full time for now! School loans: Hey, I’m over here. Car: Oh I guess I won’t start anymore. Computer: *gasp* *wheeze* Husband: Don’t worry about getting a full time job. All the expenses: HHEEELLLLLOOO?!?!? Me: *Depression sleeps*

Money and Motivation

It’s clear that I’m going to need to get a full time developer job once we’re back from India. My husband is talking about wanting to buy a house and wants to go on vacations and travel, we will probably be ready for a kid in a few years, and I still have student loans …

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Lesson 1: Don’t forget your ramp-up time

I should have just expected my first few days in January to be time to set up my environments and properly explore different tools, instead of chomping at the bit to immediately get started programming. I realize now I need this exploratory time to really feel at peace with the tools I’m using and feel …

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Depression/Anxiety

Waking up this morning still feeling like crap – I’ve been sick for two weeks now. Even though my cold is more mild now, my throat still hurts and feels terrible every morning. The house is a huge mess because I’ve been trying to get well and rest, and I want to make sure to program a …

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On Hold Because Money

Just a quick note – the game is currently on hold. Jan 2019 I have “free” because it doesn’t make sense to job hunt before I’m going to be out of the country for a month, so I’ll be focusing on making some educational games this month to try to make some money. That means …

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