Posts Tagged ‘Stereotype’

Hello Stereotype

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

There’s just something about moving home on your 26th birthday that puts a damper on birthday celebrations. It’s like, yaay it’s my birthday I’m getting older and I now live with my mother! I had always prided myself on being a hardcore(ish) gamer who managed to balance gaming and real life. My boyfriend and I lived on our own, we’d go out and have fun, but also spent a lot of time gaming. I’d hear the stereotype of the average (usually male, but still) gamer who was in their 30s living in their mom’s basement playing WoW and think, I am glad that isn’t me! Now my room isn’t in the basement here at my mom’s, but isn’t that always the way?

I won’t go into too much detail as to how I came to live with my mom again, the basic version of the story is that my boyfriend was needed at home and I was more comfortable returning to my home than moving in with his parents and young nieces. I would have loved to stay in my apartment but I didn’t have the funds to do so alone. So here I am, a 26 year old gamer, living upstairs at my mom’s place.

I love gaming and always have and even though spending my days in Azeroth isn’t what landed me here, I can’t help being a little wary of spending too much time on WoW or any game now, if only to avoid that dreaded stereotype… Perhaps once I get used to this change that feeling will dissipate, but currently I can’t help feeling like a failure every time I log in.

My posting schedule has been atrocious so far this year, and this has been why. The decision to move was quickly followed by the move itself and I’ve only been able to get out one other post since moving in here last week. I want that to change, for the sake of my blog if nothing else because I really do love it! I’m just floundering, unsure as to where I should go from this point in my life and so my blog, my toons and my Sim families are all in limbo. I apologize to those of you who had gotten used to me posting daily, and thank you for your patience as I figure things out!

<3 MM