A few weeks ago someone told me the same thing I’ve heard over and over for the last 7 years.
Moms don’t play video games unless it’s something like Candy Crush.
Sigh. Not that there’s anything wrong with casual games. I do play plenty of them. I also play MMOs, shooters, RPGs, survival horror, and plenty of other games. I have been playing games all my life. It’s been a hobby I’ve indulged in on different levels over the past couple decades. I certainly don’t do it nearly as much now as I did before my kids came along, but that part of me isn’t lost because I created two awesome little humans.
I have always talked on here about balance. I’m someone’s mother, someone’s wife, but I’m still Brooke too. I don’t hide my interests, but for the longest time I’ve struggled with just avoiding talking about it. It’s one of my favorite ways to spend my me-time aside from crafting and working on nail art designs. I like to think I’m well-rounded and it’s certainly not my only interest, but I always felt like I needed to leave that part of me behind when I socialized. I’m really going to try to be a little more “me” and worry a little less this year.
Side Note: Technology-loving woman that I am, I HATE my current cell phone. Nothing I can do can fix the fact that all of my photos and videos get purple rings around the outside and get worse as the video goes on. It’s apparently a heat thing. I still have one year until I can get rid of it with a reduced-cost upgrade.