#RPGaDay 2020: Day 28 – Close

Summer is drawing to a close.

The end of summer is the one that has the greatest impact on me, of all the season changes. Summer is usually a period of rest and relaxation before changing gears for autumn and getting back to working with more energy. I say usually because this summer was far from the usual. Between finishing up with my military service, trying to find work, dealing with the COVID-19 situation, and trying to catch up with the blog (and everything it includes) this summer was full of work.

And now that autumn is coming, I need to change gears and try even harder, because that is my mindset when summer ends. And, hopefully, I will learn to work much harder.

But let me break down the things that kept me busy this summer.

I’ll start with the military part because that’s the smallest since it ended near the start of summer, and because I’ve already talked about it. I’m a bit hesitant to publicly talk about it because some don’t like it. So I just want to say that the months of my service costed me a lot. I lost a few opportunities, for work and more, and many of my projects were delayed. A great example is the Undead at Every Size supplement, which was to be released around March.

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Trying to find work during the pandemic has an extra level of difficulty. And since I am looking for work in as a software engineer, I also tend to meet people who require experience with a framework longer than the framework’s age.

But I’m also looking for work in the tabletop RPG field, even though I’m not making it very obvious. There are a couple of projects I’m working on. One will probably be released before the end of the year, I believe, and the other one will not show itself until next year. Design is something I have found myself enjoying and, hopefully, I will get the chance to do more of it. So if you want me to work with you, just let me know.

The covid situation in Greece was relatively in control. That was until the vacation season came and an uncontrollable amount of people came from abroad, and in many cases without any safety measures. That, combined with our idea that covid had ended, led to cases spread all over Greece. I hope things will come down in autumn, but that’s an end of summer night’s dream.

The blog took a great hit due to my absence. Anastasios did his best to keep it active and I’m thankful for that. But the podcast and YouTube channel couldn’t be updated. My Patreon stayed the same and I’m so thankful for the support of my patrons, during the months I was away. So the last couple of months I’ve been trying to catch up with a ton of internal things, while trying to manage any new stuff that came up. My idea was to do that first and prepare to start working on new content as soon as possible. I believe things are going well.

And that’s all for this one. I know this was closer to a Random Ramblings installment than an RGPaDay post, but this year I’ve been quite random with this event. Anyway, the next word is “ride”.

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