As someone with a chronic illness, it’s sometimes very hard to do anything about it, and even harder to keep your spirits high. I sympathise and relate to the millions across the world who suffer long-term conditions, because it poisons your mental state as well as your physical state.
I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel syndrome and depression, all three culminating in a fairly unpleasant pot. It is very difficult for many likewise sufferers to keep our spirits high. As someone with severe anxiety and depression, the mental state is at times even more important then our physical health, and therefore keeping ourselves motivated and our spirits high is incredibly difficult, but vital. My main outlet is gaming and writing, but this blog post is mainly about the games.
I firstly discovered video games back in 1998 with Age of Empires, Bio Menace, commander keen, castle of the winds etc, and its just been a huge part of my life since. Strategy, Role Playing and Simulation games are always my favourite, and this blog will be heavily used for gaming reviews and my experiences as well as a hub for my writing (Will be nice to mix it up!) I can’t thank gaming enough for helping me during the periods of darkness, it keeps me sane and my mind busy, and it helps lubricate my creative side when I work on the writing.
Just a brief blog piece this time, the next will talk a bit more deeply into my writing, with some introductions to the world I’ve been making. Gaming had a huge impact on that too!