In the 3yrs since I started this blog we've had a lot of ups and downs haven't we. Ups and downs in posting frequency and quality as well.
I've gone through many rough spots and dry spells. I've started many pieces I never finished, promised to finish and never have...though in my defense. I do have part of the next section about Dragon Age in draft form. Just havent finished it enough to post.
I was trying to decide whether I should post this or not but, you guys and girls that take the time to read my blog are the closest thing I have to an extended family.
I Thought of keeping it to myself because this blog isn't "Personal".
I know that might sound like a contradiction, After all the premise of it is about being a Mother and a Gamer and sharing experiences I've had with my family, with other people when they find out I'm a big gamer and how they feel about that and parenting. My views on female gamers and pics of my cosplay, my action figures, my game collections. So its very "about me".
I try to keep my truly "personal" things out of here but sometimes my real life spills over into my online persona, its inevitable.
So I would like to explain why I have been so very quiet and recently posted what I did about my absence. I do not intend to switch the focus of this blog to my personal issues and grievances but this is important and life changing and I wanted to put it out there so you guys understand why I'm neglecting this blog that is so very important to me.
I will spare everyone by not going into incredible detail.
So, to keep it short (too late!)
I am currently going through a divorce.
I've been married for almost 9 yrs and sometimes, things just aren't meant to work out. My husband has found someone who's company he prefers to mine and we've decided to part ways. Obviously just by looking at the name of this blog, I have children, 3 of them. So, currently we are starting to embark on the messy road of custody agreements and child support agreements and many other agreements that we do not currently agree on.
I am also trying to figure out how to make ends meet in the future. As you know I am a stay at home mom, more by obligation than choice. Even as I write this I am wearing 2 knee braces, and my back is in agony. Sadly, its not easy to be legally declared "disabled" so I cannot work for health reasons, and I cannot work since I will have to take care of my children.
I will be working with a very fixed, very small budget that just about covers my bills and not much else. I will also be losing medical insurance which will make life very difficult for me due to my Chronic pain conditions and other injuries that I will no longer get treatment for.
But, I'm sure I will make due.
Sadly I won't be able to write much about gaming in the near future due to all this divorce stuff.
When I do come back I will probably won't be unboxing too many Collector's Editions or buying games as they come out.
Never fear, I have plenty of games to talk about even if I dont buy any more games for 5 yrs lol
I do still have a few games I had gotten previously in the last few bundles that I will be giving away, among them Bastion, but I really can't say when I'll be posting those up for grabs.
Hopefully things will settle down and go smoothly and I'll be back babbling and ranting about games soon.
Thank you for taking the time to listen and understand, Thanks for reading my blog in general.