I'm moving closer to the beach and my workplace (the day job) since I spend most of my time at one or the other, particularly during the summers. I'll be about 7 miles from work and about 5 miles from the beach. Looking very much forward to it, as I'll be able to take control over my lifestyle a little more. While the monthly mortgage payments are going to be much higher, probably double my current payments, my lifestyle expenses will drop because I won't be commuting as far everyday, allowing me to eat out less and better, exercise more, and drive less.
Moving should also help with my GameDev.net involvement. Not that it's lacking right now, but there are some things I want to make more time for.
It's a good thing, and the only thing I'm a little worried about is making the monthly payments. Even though I've run through them and my budget about 50 times to make sure I'll be okay, I won't feel better until I see the final costs from the Bank. Worst case I just ask for more salary, right? :)
Anyway, that's that. You know what these journals are great for? Leaking information about upcoming or behind-the-scenes happenings of GameDev.net. So speaking of, we're going to have a big contest soon, and I think it'll be a fun one. We may also have a couple more big announcements in the next few months, so keep an eye out.
Oh, what does everyone think about the GD Gathering? Honest opinions, please.