I was truly delighted by the cherry blossom event, which I celebrated by wolfing down a bowl of real-life udon along with an unholy number of sakura-flavoured daifuku mochis and manju cakes; but after witnessing the blooming of these lovely pink blossoms, my interest for the game dropped dramatically. I had been impatiently waiting for that event for a couple of weeks; and now that it is finally there, I have nothing left to look forward to in the immediate future.
It certainly doesn't help that I've had a truly hard time finding something gripping to do during my daily play sessions for the last days. I didn't give up on my project to create the ultimate peach orchard, but I'm now questioning the whole purpose of that project. What will I do with these mountains of peaches? Sure, they look pretty and they sell better than the local cherry, but what will I do with the money? After having built two bridges, a fence and a fountain, I'm done with all the public work projects that interested me, and my house is already enormous with its two stories, so I'm not especially looking forward to expanding it again. New pieces of furniture appear very seldom in the local shops, so I can't even indulge in a home decoration spree. My fellow villagers are still fun and quirky, but their babbling is not enough to hold my attention. In a nutshell, I'm bored, and dangerously close to giving up on New Leaf entirely.
I guess this untimely boredom is partly related to the way I play New Leaf. I deprived myself from two of the greatest incentives to play that game, i.e. the collecting of insects/works of art/fossils through the Museum and the internet feature that allows players to go social and visit other players' towns. Of course, there was no way I could have proceeded otherwise, since I'm neither a completionist nor a social gamer—which leads me to the conclusion that this game may simply not be the right one for me. Let's face it, there is little in New Leaf that is bound to glue me to my 3DS screen once the thrill of the early stages has evaporated.
Of course, this may be just a phase; or it may be the surefire sign that I need to play New Leaf a little less frequently. What is certain is that I don't feel like playing the game right now, so I will leave it untouched for a few days and see how things evolve. Thanks for reading, and be my guest anytime!