(listening to Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer… it just happens to be playing)
As SimCity reaches its launch date, I’m finally getting a moment to slow down and gather the many thoughts my brain-meats have had, the number one thought being not to think, ha. This blog may not make much sense because of that.
2012 had been one of the most surprising years, full of many life events, both personally and professionally.
–Personally, I have a ring on my finger, and I feel way too grown. (I’ll leave that as is)
–Professionally, the game industry has taken an interesting toll on me.
Not to say other industries don’t have difficult moments, but my place in the game industry has been extremely difficult as of late. I have always loved this field of work. Getting into it is a hassle for the majority. It takes a lot of passion, patience, hard work, and convincing yourself that you can reach such a goal… yes a lot of that. In the past 5 years, I can recall a lot of interviews, a pile of rejection emails, and some pretty sad times. At the same time, with the continuation of trying hard enough, new skills were learned, and along came successful experiences. (Sometimes, unsuccessful situations arise, that led to constant questioning of oneself.)
Yet, with how confusing and frustrating things can be, I don’t see myself in any other industry, I don’t feel like I belong in any other field, and don’t want to be anywhere else.
2012, in and out of work, I have met the most passionate people, heard the funniest and most heartfelt stories, and experienced more highs and lows than ever. It has made me evaluate what I have been through, and made me feel better and stronger about my choices. I want to learn from those with more experience than me. I want to teach what I learn to others. I want to figure out a better way to explain the “light at the end of the tunnel” idea because, from personal experience, I know that it can be reached if you keep moving towards it.
That being said, I look forward to the upcoming GDC and what lies ahead for everybody.
you can accomplish so much if you keep trying…