I can’t believe we’re at the penultimate question of this Christmassy blogovent, not least because it means I probably have to go back to work soon! Ah, well. It’s not too late to get involved in the collaboration – there’s still one question left, and you can find the details here!
Our question for today is…
‘ Midnight eventually rolls around, which means it’s now time to pick a New Year gaming resolution to see you through the next 12 months. What’s your choice for 2018?’
Really I think that my resolution should just be to play more. I love games, and gaming, and thinking too hard about it, but I just haven’t been able to play as many games as I’d like. Problem is that there are legit reasons for this, so I guess my resolution should be to try to do the best I can to ameliorate those issues in order that I’ll be more able to do the thing I really like to do!
See, my other half and I currently occupy one bedroom in her parents’ house while we save for our first place together. We’re hoping to be able to start properly looking really soon, but for now I don’t have the opportunity to do all that much gaming because we’re majorly scrimping, and since we share a single room together, all our leisure time kind of has to be spent watching/ playing things we both really like. Single-player games do get a look in from time to time, but they do have to be ones we can both have a go on the controller with; we can’t really just sit and play our own stuff, because the other person would be stuck with very little to do. It also means I don’t get much time to play piano, something else I really like and miss – it’s nobody’s fault, it’s just the way it is at the moment.
So basically our New Year’s resolution is to keep saving until we can get our own place. Then, or so the hope is, we’ll have more space to ourselves so that we can both do the things we like without the other one having to just sort of sit there! By the way, it’s not that we don’t like being around each other, or we wouldn’t be able to spend as much time together as we do – it’s just that we do both actually have things we like doing that are hard to do when we only have limited space, and that’s OK!
Anyone else in a gaming couple and find it sometimes hard to get a bit of time to yourself to play the things you want to play? I think this must be a fairly common thing, because all couples are going to have individual likes and dislikes that aren’t shared between both people. There are lots of things that we do share, but I think it’ll be good for both of us to be able to have some time and space for our own stuff!