Ever do some algebra problems, even though it’s underneath your skill level, but it’s easy and fun and something you enjoy?
Or maybe you play a toy piano even though you’re good at playing real pianos, just because.
Or you are a programmer, but still play with RPG Maker from time-to-time to enjoy some casual game development without the extremely time-consuming parts.
I don’t know.
I’ve been studying Chinese, but right now Esperanto is easiest for me to use right now because I’m already decent at it.
I spent a lot of Christmas week pretty alone, save for time with parents on xmas day itself. My boyfriend and I are breaking up – he signed the lease to his own apartment today, and will be moving some stuff tonight.
So, Esperanto is an easy thing, and I enjoy using languages, so it’s just been something to get my mind off things. I feel a bit aimless right now and not sure how to fill my time. I need to prep for teaching CompSci classes, beginning mid-January. But free time? Video games don’t feel that great when I’m super stressed, so doing something constructive is nice. Making YouTube videos is a nice, somewhat easy thing to work on.
Jumping back into playing with conlangs have kept me emotionally stable recently, and I’m starting to feel better. A few weeks ago I was feeling very lost and very hopeless. Not specifically because of relationship stuff, but just not being certain with where I am in life, where I’m going, and so on.
Ugh, I dunno. I feel like shit, but programming and drawing and using that to practice languages gives me some solace.
Look at all the things I’ve made in the past week: