Hi everyone, Proteus here. In the midst of our rush to publish our coverage of NDK, I wanted to discuss something else with you. I have not posted much to the website (apart from the podcast) for a considerable period of time. Largely this is due to the time commitments that I have outside of playing games and writing about geekiness. For a little background, I’m an engineer working a full-time job (sometimes with well more than the typical 40 hours per week) and a substantial commute. I have numerous activities that I enjoy, but only a limited amount of time per week that I can spend on them. And that is the essence of this new column that I am launching today: how can a professional still find time for his or her various hobbies.
In this column, I will discuss the various choices in terms of leisure time that I make during the week, in hopes that my decisions and behavior may provide some insight to other geeks. I find that most of the geeks my age struggle with similar problems. Due to a lack of free time, we want to do the things that will give us the greatest amount of enjoyment. In my case, this often leaves me somewhat disillusioned with games. I get so overwhelmed trying to make a decision about what to do, that I tend to run out of time to actually do it. For the next few weeks, I am going to make an effort to spend as little time as possible deciding what to do and spend more time enjoying myself. I’ll report back on the results as I have time. Afterall, playing games typically trumps writing about games in my fun-o-meter.