In 2 days, my membership to Gamespot will mark my 8th year! That's right, I joined May 26, 2005 eight years ago! Wow, in 8 years I have grown to love some of you and still keep in contact with some of you. Heck, i'd even call some of you my brothers! Hopefully one day I can finally met some of you.
In the last 3 years, my activity has been very low. But I always come back. It must be for you guys. I won't front though. I've started my projects and been through a hell of a time with some online employment, nothing I'd say went very far where I can move out on my own and have my own place and family. But I won't give up. Life isn't about quitting, its about experiencing.
A Snapshot in 2005.
So in 2005, when I joined, I was 20 years old. I've been in college for two years already and didn't have a boyfriend. I lived in Brooklyn, New York with my mom in an apartment on the top floor - 17th floor that is. Neighborhood was OK, had some greenery to bare it all. A mini mall was across the street and another was 2 long blocks away. I couldn't complain. Transportation was decent as well - took the city bus down the block to get to any train because that area was a god-dang boonies almost.
At the time, my dreams were to finish college with a bachelor's degree; have more gamer friends; get a good consistent job working at a computer tech or something along those levels; and perhaps get a boyfriend or husband; oh and to move out after I graduated.
Forward to 2013.
I now live in a 2-family house in Queens, New York, and I am 28 years old. I got my Bachelor's degree in computer engineering technology in 2008 (but technically i ended school in late 2007). I still live with my mom but not just her, with an annoying landlord/owner of the house/aka her ex-boyfriend/lover or whatever. Neighborhood is better but minus the gunshots or firecrackers every now and then and loud music from Indians down the street whenever they get in the mood to be outside. No malls around here, transportation is better because my mom and the landlord drives a car, but mostly I take the bus to go anywhere.
What dreams came true? Well I did finish college only to prove it being a waste of time and money. I have more gamer friends but only online. A consistent job? Still dreaming it. Got a boyfriend? Hells yeah, and even better - fiancee. Though I don't know what the hell he sees in me. Moved out? On the Highest Priority list.
What are my dreams now?
- Finding more clients for my consulting services. I started some services right now to test the waters.
- Affording my own home and car.
- Moving out
- Getting married
- Not having children, lol.
- Being able to go to one freakin' E3 Expo event!
And that was my screen-shot of the past and live view of my current life. And now for some SHAMELESS PROMOTIONS:
I have yet another new blog called My Life is Like A Box Of... which is on Tumblr. If you are on tumblr, then check me out. This blog is like an all-purpose blog capturing my current likes in entertainment and keeping up to date with all my other blogs and websites I manage.
My current consulting services are $5.00 on Fiverr.com. For more information about them visit my blog page - http://myvivaciouslife.wordpress.com/my-fiverr-gigs/
You can find me on Facebook, I'm usually busy in the gaming groups. http://www.facebook.com/quaishathornton
Find me on Twitter: @qathornton. I'm always responding to tweets.
I spent more of my time on Google+ shaping my communities: Delightful Critics Club and Gameavation. But add me to your circle: http://gplus.to/QT3D.
If you are looking for more social networks to spread your content, try Pearltrees and Empire Avenue. I'm on both of those. I also got an account with a Q&A site, ask.fm since Formspring.me is gone.
Last but not least, to get a real sense of my endeavors, check out my newly update about.me page featuring Nights character from Nights: Into Dreams.