Have any of you been keeping track of how many posts involve me explaining a long and unannounced break?
I would, but frankly, it’s embarrassing.
This might give a little more insight to some personal struggles–and one recent personal preference–I have been facing with little relevance to my normal content but please be patient. After I clear my conscience, I have my Kingdom Hearts post next in the queue.
Now let’s call it my Top 3 Reasons I Haven’t Been Posting Regularly:
Okay, maybe I’m not blaming a whole country, but their games have definitely been taking up all of time. First it was powering through Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc with intentions of following up with its sequel. I couldn’t even do that before I fell face first into Inaba and Persona 4 Golden. I got halfway through New Game Plus before Fantasy Life turned me into the person with the world’s most jobs and largest pockets for raw materials and fish. After getting burnt out right as I reached the last chapter of the main story, I started trying unlock all of my favorite characters in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call and wishing I could play through the Song of the Fayth. Mainly I have been doing everything in my power to stay camped out in bed with a handheld system permanently attached to me. Not really conducive to a PC gaming blog, now is it?
2. Sixty-Hour Work Week.
I mentioned in the past that I had recently gotten a new position. It was originally longer hours by five or ten hours by now I have found myself working until our nightly cap of ten o’clock multiple nights a week. This means I wake up at 6:30 a.m. and get home at close to 11 p.m. Add in the time it takes to be a human–eat, shower, sleep–and that leaves only enough time to breathe and complain. In my last job, I had a routine and a rhythm that let me alternate between playing and writing, letting me do this consistently–sometimes even working ahead. Now I have some serious retooling to do.
I have alluded to health problems in the past, and they are a reoccurring theme in my life. I won’t rehash myself, but instead link to a post from my personal blog I haven’t updated since shortly after college graduation.
My jump from a forty to sixty-hour work week coupled with the above, worsening back pain, and a prescription-worthy Vitamin D deficiency has made it hard to stay faithful to what I have considered a second job for months now. Pain management has always been a challenge, and this is a new one that I have fewer tools than ever to cope with. My job doesn’t know my struggles, and I can’t call it quits when the clock hits five anymore if I’m having a rough day. So now I use it as a blanket of reasons on all of you. Nothing makes me more angry at myself than using it that way, but I felt the need to explain. Let’s just call this another area of my life that is colored by my scars and shaved head.
So here is my new game plan (she says for the umpteenth time):
- Do my best to stick to the original Tuesday-Thursday plan.
- If I can’t, try to still post twice a week.
- If I can’t can’t, continue with streaming plan. I have the software figured out and everything so that is a couple of mouse clicks away.
So please be patient…again.