I remember playing an Amiga when I was 5. Having a Gameboy at 7 and since then, gaming has been a source of fun, friendship and support to my own life over the last twenty-something years. For me, it’s not just a hobby, not merely a passion but a way of life.
Now, with 2 kids, my gaming has become a little limited. No more 20 hour stints on WoW; No more Endless Setlist attempts on expert. At least very rarely anyway. Instead, gaming is now a relaxing past time for me to enjoy in the late hours, after the children have drifted off to their Minecraft dreamland and I am allowed to play a little more adult games like Fallout 4 or The Division.
I’m starting this blog in a career-change attempt. Something that I’ve dabbled with in past years and enjoyed a lot doing, so with a vocational change needed I’m pushing this with drive an enthusiasm to combine work with my passion of the gaming industry. That’s not to say I don’t already!
I currently work as a Career Coordinator in a secondary school and have been working within education for 9 years. From starting an extra-curricular games club, raising money for charity through tournaments and taking over 70 students to EGX 3 years running it’s safe to say that I certainly don’t keep work and play completely apart. But now I hope to combine them completely bu using the communication skills and event organisation is apply to over 1000 students to a role within the gaming industry – that’s the hope at least!
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