In the last few days my back has been injured, my daughter had a birthday, and said daughter told me she would like me to not stream in the evenings so that I could be sure to have story-time with her every night. The lesson I have learned in the last few days is that I need the evenings to spend with my daughter and I need more time to relax myself.
Streaming is cool, but it can be a chore as well. Whether I would want to admit it or not, watching the follow-count rise and fall with every opinion or game decision can be emotionally taxing. If it was just as easy as being myself and not caring, that’d be fine. However, I do care about people and I do want to present my best self. If streaming was something I wanted as a priority, then I would have a deeper drive to do it. But, it’s just not a priority for me. I have a brilliant wife, a lovely daughter, and a fantastic career, but they all require time and energy. Time and care are powerful commodities in this world and are often too finite, where it is spent on one thing, it is denied on another. If I want to be the best father, husband, and teacher I can possibly be, then I must be very wary of how that time and care is sacrificed.
Anyway, I’m still here and will still occasionally pop in to stream now and then when the girls are out, but I’ll definitely still show up to chat with my favorite streamers out there.