3 short months, I’ll be levelling up and becoming a dad! With the exciting and daunting prospect of fatherhood looming before me I’ve decided to start this blog. A place for me to share my journey into fatherhood and talk about my joy of gaming, TV and movies and how I share these passions with my child.
I’ve been gaming ever since my dad bought me a SNES for Christmas when I was 7. I later found out that on Christmas eve, my dad had set it up to ensure it worked. He didn’t come to bed that night and had to quickly pack it away before me and my sister came racing down in the morning. Maybe that’s where my love of gaming came from, a shared passion between me, my dad and my sister.
My childhood is littered with fantastic memories of gaming with my dad and he still plays today at the ripe old age of 60. Not two years ago I helped him build a gaming PC which was another treasured memory gaming has bestowed upon us
Looking to my own future and to the birth of my little girl (no idea’s for a name yet, just like creating an rpg character for the first time, it’s bloody difficult), I know the amount of time I’ll get will be drastically reduced, and that’s fine, I eagerly look forward to the challenges fatherhood brings. The games I play will also shift. Competitive games which lock me in for an hour are going to be a no go, or at least rare (although my enjoyment of these has waned anyway in recent years). The same can be said for virtual reality, I love my vive but shutting myself off from my family is going to be something of a rarity.
In this blog you can expect reviews, parenting lessons I’ve learned, gaming, TV discussion and all things kids. I’m also using this space to practice writing, something I’ve done precious little of over the last ten years, so please feel free to critique my posts.