No matter what walk of life you are in, unless you are a teenager, it is challenging to find time to devote to gaming. When I was working full-time I found it challenging to carve out some time to play game. Normally, if I didn’t have homework I would devote my weekends to gaming, unless of course we made plans to go out. After the birth of my child I found I had more free time when I had an infant. I could manage to knock out intermittent gaming between the frequent naps an infant takes. I managed to complete Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins in…a shameful four months. As my child has gotten older I am challenged to find time to game outside of family games.
Since I decided to go back to school earn another bachelor’s degree, I have found my free time is almost gone. With family obligations, play dates and schooling unless I schedule a time to game I might as well kiss my consoles goodbye.
Recently, I was at a play date with another mom who games and she asked me how I manage to find time to game. My little one is still not old enough for school and he demands a lot of my attention. As a mother, I am more than happy to give my time to him and I am by no means complaining about the demand of my time. However, if I want to play the newest AAA titles or any game for that matter I have to carve time out.
Typically, this means I will have to get up at a god-awful early hour in order to put an hour or two into gaming. I have attempted to tackle the reverse of staying up late into the night but generally, it turns into a horrible situation with the little one waking up early or I’m falling asleep while playing the game. Then I’m left struggling during the day contemplating if it is possible to send me the strongest coffee in the world in 15 minutes. I decided to go to bed shortly after my little one does and get up at the crack of dawn to get breakfast cooked and get a little gaming in.
Although, it is a small thing and makes me have to be a bit strong with committing to an earlier bedtime it is worth it for that bit of time I can find every few days to game.
Do you keep a gaming schedule?