Off-Topic: So I Think I’ve Been a Bit Burnt Out
After my staycation back in January, I was feeling pretty damned good about things around here. Then, I got sick…then, work really picked up…then, I had medical crap to deal with (high blood pressure, such a joy). I just realized, for the last couple of months, I’ve felt kinda burnt out…not just in general, but on spacey games. I’ve just felt “meh” toward playing just about anything. I realized this when I looked back at the content I’ve done for the site lately and realized all I’d really been playing is TIE Fighter. Now, TIE Fighter is freaking awesome, don’t get me wrong, but I have a whole queue of stuff I need to get to, and I don’t wanna be “that guy” that devs give their games to and never hear from again.
Once I realized I was burnt out sometime last week, I started dealing with it so as to change the feelings that have kept me feeling down and burnt out would change, and finally, FINALLY, I’m starting to feel positive again, and now feel ready to get back on the horse. I know I go through these phases where I do a bunch of content and then get distracted with something, whether it’s Skyrim or Driver: San Francisco or just life in general, then I always apologize for it, come back for a while, and fall back into it again like I did for the last two months. One would think I could power through it, but I don’t think I’m there yet. Even when I was a professional full-time gaming journalist, I never felt the love and passion for what I’m doing as much as I do for this site (oh, if I could only do this full time), but since I ask more of myself for this blog, I think it takes more out of me as well.
That being said, I always want to be transparent with you guys and let you know what’s going on, which is why I’m writing this post. I’m also writing it to be accountable, and to thank you all for visiting and continuing to visit even during slow times like these. I’m always striving to balance out this blog with the rest of my life, and I think this is just part of the process. It’s kind of like group therapy, methinks. :) Anyway, thanks for reading my ramblings, and stay tuned for a resumption of content soon! Yay! Thanks guys!! :)