Irishrican950 41 Posted December 4, 2022 Share Posted December 4, 2022 (edited) Day 1 Hi - I'm 35 and I am ready to quit gaming. Gaming has been my greatest escape. I'm an OG player. Started in the 90s... have pride in playing some of the best OG RPG games of that era. Went on many adventures... had these experiences shape me as a person. Gave me an outlet to have a best friend - my cousin... who used to set up LAN connections in his home so we could play RPGs together - this was BEFORE Online MMOs like RuneScape came along and changed the game. So ya my gaming community was him... he died on Jan 1, 2022.... first day of this year. He was a type 1 diabetic and that really what our family would tell you about how he came to pass... I know underneath that there was a very lonely soul that got caught up in the alternative landscapes that gaming provides. We had a falling out 7 years ago and I knew from there he was going to be on his own mostly and succumb to such a fate. What I didn't expect was to find myself relapsing into games after his passing... but I did this year and I literally had that self sabotage so much of my progress as an entrepreneur. My problem is I have shame around gaming so much so that I don't want anything to do with gamers. I have had a history of judging them unfairly without judging that I am one of them. I historically only gamed with my cousin or alone and now that he's gone and I had a little bit of a relapse... I have had a window into seeing how being alone and gaming... much like he was in his last few years... can be so detrimental to one's health. I'd like to dedicate the next 90 days to him and I hope over time I can support this community and be an advocate for life outside of gaming. Already I have knocked out some big wins over the years... I wrote a book, I quit my 6 figure job to pursue passions, became a DJ, hosted big events that brought people together, dated amazing women... bought a house... the list goes on... but over time I find I'll occasionally slide back into a game every once in a while and it throws off so much progress... so much so that I'm not as stable in my life as I could be. I hope to address that over the course of the next 3 months... and in the coming years. What I can say right away is that I do have a book about what life can be like in college when a bunch of gamers come together and play BIG in real life - you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Heroic-Growth-Step-Step-Organizational-ebook/dp/B098PM7J5B/ If you can't afford my book - DM me and I'll hook you up... but ya it's a must read for this community! Anyways - this is day 1 for me... Stoked to meet you brave souls... we out here! LFG! -D Edited December 14, 2022 by Irishrican950 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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