I only have one more day without video games, tomorrow I will be going to the midnight release at my local Gamestop and getting my coppies of both Fable 3 and Rock Band 3. Sorry this one is kinda late but I'm running out of new things to say in these. I went to a sweet concert last night and got punched in the face by someone who was hardcore dancing, luckily no bruising yet. I think I'm going to try to go without fast food for as long as I can next, but I won't bother you guys with that challenge. Thank you for everyone who has supported me, One more day until victory.
I went to a parade today with my sister and two of my roommates. It was a lot of fun and got my mind off video games. I have homework to do today and I'm going to a concert. Luckily I have a lot to do today because I REALLY want to play a game. Only a few more days until Tuesday and I'm looking forward to not having to remind everyone that I can't play video games every time they pass me a controller and ask " Wanna play?". Generally I feel tired of it and I'm glad that I will be able to play again soon. I don't feel as productive as I have been feeling the last few days. I just feel anxious and bored.
Well, I feel more productive than I did when I played video games, but I'm getting more and more excited for Tuesday. I had a dream about Fable 3 last night, yes I know that's crazy. Luckily I have plenty of school work with which to occupy my time. I have a test, a paper, a programming project, etc. But to take my mind off school and Video Games I'm getting ready to go fishing with my friends. Yes, fishing, that's what it's come to. lol, it's actually really nice outside today and fishing is relaxing. Only a few more days left to go. I definitely feel like I've learned how to be more responsible with my time.
I'm happy to say that today has been much more productive than the last few days. I woke up around 9:30 and started doing laundry, homework, and cleaning my room. My roommate has been playing Assassin's Creed 2 and since I've already S ranked that game, I don't feel any desire to watch him play let a lone join him. This is the reason I made this pledge; I want to be a more effective person. I'm getting very excited about next Tuesday and being able to play games again, but I think I'm finally learning how to manage my time better and not just put everything off till the last second.
I think I'm slipping into a bad habit. Instead of doing more things outside or having more time to study as I originally intended, I find myself just sitting around, watching my roommates play video games, listening to music or watching movies. Yesterday I went to sleep at nine o'clock at night because I had nothing better to do than sleep. I will no longer let myself waste the time this pledge has given me. For the next week I will make an effort to study harder, and be more active. These are the best years of my life and I am going to make the best of them.
I would also like to thank Coonce for commenting on my last blog and finishing the "1984" quest set for me, lol.
One week without video games. Part of me can't believe it's already halfway over but the other half feels like it's been so long already. I want to thank all the commenters that have been giving me support over the last week, giving me suggestions of things to do to keep my mind off video games and generally letting me know that this isn't stupid. Honestly I expected everyone to just say that the pledge was a bad idea or that I'm so weird to have such a hard time with this. So Thank you, I will continue to update you on my experiences without video games for the next week.
Well, I'm back at KU, My roommate ( Master1Xander on GiantBomb) brought up his Atari 2600 so now we now have 5 gaming consoles in the room. It got a lot harder not to play video games yesterday. I really want to play Mass Effect 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Shivering Isles, and Rock Band 2. I had to sit and watch as my friends played Bad Company 2, Split-Second, and Hydro Thunder. I kept wanting to grab a controller and join in, but I didn't. I feel like I've given up fast food, but I live in McDonald.
I'm going back to College today. Back to being surrounded by Video games. I think this is getting easier though. I don't really feel any drive to play a game. Again, I think the biggest struggle will be to just not forget about the pledge and play something on accident. I have to be constantly reminding myself not to play a video game. These blogs are getting shorter and shorter, mainly because I don't have much new to say on the subject, but I'm going to continue to keep up this record of my experiment.
Well I was thinking yesterday about Rock Band and I remembered that I wanted to get an S rank is RB2 before RB3 comes out. I only have 2 achievements left ( endless set list on Hard and on Expert) It sucks that I won't be able to do that now but I can always get those achievements afterward. Other than that I feel good, I've been listening to a lot of music and watching the 4th season of Dexter to keep my mind off video games. I would say that I'm trading one distraction for another but I did those things just as much before, plus since I'm on fall break, I don't really have much else to do anyway. It will get harder not to play when I go back to college on Monday but until then, I'm enjoying my break from school and video games.
Fortunately ( Kind of) my gaming desktop is not running right now and with my 360 and DSi in another city, it is almost impossible for me to play a video game. I haven't been having any urges to play either because I've been keeping fairly busy. I'm really glad that I decided to do this and have kept it up. I see commercials and posters for Fable 3 and Rock Band 3 but instead of making me want to play video games, it only reminds me of my pledge and makes me want to reach my goal even more. The only thing I'm worried about is getting together with my friends here in town, our usual thing to do when we get together is to play a game like Rock Band or Call of Duty.