By KeganBL 14 Comments
Hello to everyone who reads this! My name is Kegan Bako-Listy, I’m 18 and I’m a senior in High School. There are a lot of better things I could probably do with my time then playing video games, but for some reason that’s what I chose for my hobby. I am involved in the Drama department at my high school, and I am currently a lead in the show we are performing. During my free time I play video games, hang out with friends, and during the winter I snowboard. Video games in no way control my social life, but they seem to be interfering with my school work. I have always procrastinated my school work, but I always seemed to get in done before it was due. Last year however I started just not doing my work, and my grades took a serious toll. I managed to talk my way into passing all of my classes last year, but my GPA went from a 3.9 to a 3.2. Over the summer I told myself I would not slack off like I did last year, unfortunately history repeats itself.
Tomorrow is when my first quarter report card comes in the mail, and I am about 95% sure it will be as worse as my grades last year. My parents will most likely pull out the “we are not mad at you, we are just disappointed” card, and it will take some time for them to trust me again. As much as I hate to say it, I’m pretty sure that in order to do better in school I need to take away the video games. So starting tomorrow I will conduct a little experiment. For the time being I will stop playing games, and see how that changes my life. By the end of this experiment I hope to see a change in my work ethics, and hopefully a way for me to be able to balance school work and my video game hobby.
I know I need to actually put effort into this if I want to see a change in my life, and I really don’t know if this is going to be hard. This is something I feel I need to do in order to grow some reasonability-balls, so we will see how it goes. I will write about how this experiment is going, and the changes in my life at least once a week, or whenever I‘m board. Who knows, maybe I will like my life more without video games. I might end up getting my drivers license, or possibly getting laid… Anyway it is sure to be interesting, and if no one ends up reading this than at least I will have a place to put my feelings.
See you all next week, or earlier!