2011 started out like any other year of my adult life. Except for one key element:
I didn’t have to go to work in the morning.
So, in actuality, it started out completely far out in left field. I haven’t been “out of work” in more than 15 years, so this “wake up and find something to do” thing is completely foreign to me. It’s damn enjoyable, but I can easily find myself getting too used to the unemployed life.
The IGN routine was a great decade and a half and I’ll hold all those experiences near and dear to my heart. But while those guys chug along finding their way among the New Media, I’m chugging along finding the next chapter of my existence.
That chapter will be, of course, video game related. I’d be an idiot if I threw out all those years in the industry and started out fresh. It’d be an adventure, sure. But I think I’d be way out of my comfort zone if what I ended up doing didn’t have anything to do with joystick waggling and bleeps ‘n bloops.
There are gears in motion and irons in the fire. I will end up somewhere else and start churning out some sort of productivity. Where I’m going and why I left will be stories I’ll share somewhere down the line.