Greetings From the Other Side, a.k.a Fatherhood
I know it’s been an awfully long time, far longer than it should have been. For that I do apologize. I have not, however, been nearly as lazy as I have been busy. Also, I clearly still have a pulse, though exercising that pulse to write hasn’t happened. What did happen, you ask? Well…
Not too long after my last post, my wife, who was 8 months pregnant at the time, was put on bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy. about a month after that, I was at work when my phone rang, and she told me that they would induce her that day. That actually didn’t happen until the next day, and several hours and a C-section later:
Ava was born. As advertised, it was one of the greatest moments of my life. I thought the expression “you can’t understand until you have kids” was pretty trite but it really is true. I’m looking forward to (and dreading, in some cases) finding out what that expression will mean to me in about 20 years.
Anyway. I knew that raising my little girl was going to take a lot of my time. Although I wasn’t too far off on how much time it would take, I didn’t take into account how much sleep I’d be losing. I don’t think that I’ve slept in once in the last few months, and I think the opportunity to do so isn’t going to present itself any time soon.
What all of this means is that I barely have enough time currently to play WoW, much less write about it, though I’m certainly not complaining. I would say that I went from playing 15-25 hours a week to 3-6 hours a week, and that’s more out of necessity than dislike of the current content. On that note, in Cataclysm, I would say that being a much more casual player really limits what you can get out of the game, and that’s quickly draining my interest, a.k.a, I can only level a toon so many more times before I go insane.
So with all of that, I’m not sure where WoW is heading in general, or for me. I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon, but I’d be lying if I said that I still have the same drive to log on that I once did. I will be taking an official break from writing about it, partly because I never considered myself an expert on being a Rogue and I’m certainly much farther from being one now than I ever was. Also, I really just don’t have enough time. I’ve written this whole post with my daughter asleep in my lap, so I had to multitask just to get this out there. I’ll leave you with this for now:
I’ll get her trained up, and Ava can game herself soon enough. For now, I bid you farewell and hope that , time permitting, I’ll be able to write again soon. It’s been fun.