It’s amazing when the rest of the year makes a mad dash towards the end and we eventually find ourselves in a brand new year. The holidays continue to keep us busy until New Year’s, we tie up whatever loose ends we need to before we’re off to celebrate our respective holidays, or we get reflective as we try to imagine all the hopes and goals we want to achieve when the calendar flips to January 1st. Having entered the month of December left me thinking about what I have to do before 2016––I need a break from my video game challenges.
After coming off of an incomplete video game challenge last month and finding myself juggling too many things in my life lately, I’m starting to feel a little burned out. As much as I enjoy doing these challenges and tracking my progress on the blog to remain focused on one video game to complete within a month, having too much going on at once at the moment has added unintentional pressure on myself to hold myself responsible for doing what I said I would do.
I’m not saying I won’t be doing these challenges anymore because I still want to. It also gives me plenty to talk about when I may sometimes struggle with figuring out what to write for my Monday updates. The challenges won’t go away, but with the timing of Christmas and New Year’s and needing to sort out a bunch of personal things in my life, I needed to start knocking off a few things from my mental to-do list.
The brief break will also give me a chance to still play video games, but without the confines of a game I pick and announce on my blog. There’s still the DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition to finish and my slow walk to the finish line with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The minor pieces of each game I still have to complete is definitely not enough to devote an entire month for a video game challenge setup. I’ve also been more interested in watching shows on Netflix or Hulu these days than actually playing video games when I have time to unwind. I guess I’m experiencing a slight shift in hobbies I want to spend more time on, but whatever it is, video games are kind of taking a backseat at the moment.
By January, I plan on picking up where I left off with my video game challenges but maybe not right away. You’ll understand a little bit better when the time gets closer to making another announcement with regards to the first week of January. Until then, please keep reading and following my blog!