Ugh. I’ve been in quite the video game playing slump this year. So far in all of 2020 I’ve managed to play a grand total of 42 minutes across various games I did enjoy playing at one time (unless Pokemon GO counts but that’s a story for another article). This is very, very unlike me… someone who’s been obsessed with playing video games for almost the entire 3 decades I’ve been alive on this planet.
I’m not exactly sure WTF is wrong with my inner gamer lately, but I have a feeling it’s a depression related block. I own tons of video games I was once excited to play, but every time I sit down to play something it feels like I’ve been kicked in the stomach and I just… can’t. I will say I have some troubled online history and a falling out with a close friend with whom I always used to talk about my gaming journeys with. Yep. Not being completely over that yet might have something do with it. Feelings seriously suck.
Time marches on, waits for no one, and I refuse to accept that I’m not a gamer anymore. I need to find something to renew my own personal interest in video games and I think THE LONGING (I’m not all caps styling this anymore) is just what I need to play right now. You might even say that I’m longing to be a gamer again. See. That’s totally a sign from the universe!
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