Start New Game - Parenting
How many times have you launched a new game, skipped the tutorial, set it to hard mode, and then immediately realized you were in over your head?
The day my daughter was born, I was right there, but in real life and not able to just delete the save and restart. My wife and I didn't take any of the classes you hear about, and I certainly didn't read any books; I skipped the tutorial and went straight into hard mode. That was 2 years ago. So far, I've survived life with about 2% HP left, but it's been one fun game to play. Now, I get to do it all over again, with my wife and I having just had our second kiddo. This time I'm doing it different, and this time I'm going through the tutorial first.
Let's go through space and time, traveling to the early days so you might have some context. You see, in elementary school I played Doom II on LAN with my dad. I scrounged in Jr High to get an Xbox, and raided during Wrath of the Lich King. I played football in high school and have been geeking out over the sport ever since. I've been reading comics for less than a year, but I've gone head first into stories like Saga and the original Civil War. Star Wars is all over my walls in my office, and enjoy watching them all, even the second trilogy. I've got a daughter who has turned two, and keeps me on my feet and an amazing wife who I've been married to for 6 years, but we're high school sweethearts and have been together for even longer. I build my own computers because it's enjoyable, and I love the hardware, and watch Critical Role weekly. I have embraced being the geek I am, and finding how to balance that with the husband and father I am is the journey.
I am no expert, in fact I'm a newb. But when you get a chance to fire up a new game, having a second kid in this case, you take advantage of all of the tutorials life has to offer. My objective with this is that we have fun embracing the game of parenthood together. Think of this blog and podcast like a play through series on YouTube, but I'm just the fool who decides to put it out there for all of you to have fun with too. You can laugh at my mistakes, yell at me for missing all the shortcuts, and cry when I fail so hard it hurts, even leave nasty comments like they do on YouTube; I encourage back seat gaming, as long as it's respectful.
Being a Geek and incorporating all aspects of comics, games and tech into life is both the fun and hard part about being a parent in today's world, and together we can figure out how it all pieces together (which reminds me, I have a Lego Millennium Falcon to put together still).
So, do you want geek on with me? Parenting may not be raiding, but there will be battles of epic proportions and the loot along the way will be epic. It’s a bit of a grind, but those dailies turn into great results that help in those battles, and I wouldn’t have it any other way than for you to join with me, to do this as a party, and to become Legendary.