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LJ to the rescue

Hah!

So, I am filling out my paperwork to apply for citizenship and I was trying to brainstorm with Mum about various dates I had left and returned to the country over the past five years. We were stuck on a few when I had a revelation: LIVEJOURNAL!

Sure enough, A quick flick back through my memories and I was able to come up with the all of the exact dates I was missing.

If ever there was an encouragement to keep up with this thing; there you go.

Oh, other big news? I did it. World of Warcraft has been uninstalled from my computer. I'm very proud of myself.

I have a little goal of revamping this journal and keeping up with it again but life's a bit busy right now as I am back and forth between my home and my apartment.

Life's changing for me in great big scary ways, but hopefully I'm starting to move in the right direction.

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pinkpuppybelly
Jul. 7th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
Good for you, uninstalling the game. That's a big one!
kanawinkie
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it seems kind of silly to say it, but uninstalling the game was a really big step for me.
I'm kinda glad I was able to do it.

Thanks Kimmy!
pinkpuppybelly
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
That's WHY it's such a big thing -- because it seems so small and unimportant. When something like that, something that should be no big deal, has such power over a person, it takes tremendous effort to work against it, partially because it should be no big deal. I'm really proud of you!
kamenkyote
Jul. 8th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
Congratulations on uninstalling the game. That's a big step and you should be proud.
kanawinkie
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you hun, I'm pretty proud of myself too.. onto the next hurdle!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
I have to be honest with you.
1) The day before you posted about quitting WoW, I saw you in TB. I was the naked level 10 druid trying to give away 27 silver. I, too, was quitting that server. I saw you and I was terrified. I could tell right away that you were a raider. I felt like the biggest loser. I should have just said Hello but instead I just went back to deleting my toon instead of saying anything.

2) I was deleting all of my 'fringe' toons because I need to quit. I need to completely quit cold turkey, and I can't do it. Therefore I have a lot of feelings about you quitting:

a) I'm proud. I am so proud of you, for getting the gumption up to quit. I'm impressed. I am so happy for you - I know it's going to be good for you to stop WoWing. Go you!

b) I'm jealous. I totally wish I could quit but I can't. I'm just too afraid, right now, to leave. I apologize.

I guess that's it... I just wanted to let you know I really, more than the fear and jealousy, respect you and support you for what you've done. :) <3 I checked your Armory profile out.... and it looks like you and I are about at the same level of endgame goodness... though you probably did a lot more raiding than I have. (judging by your VE rep)

anyway. props to you. /salute
starbiter
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
I have to be honest with you.
1) The day before you posted about quitting WoW, I saw you in TB. I was the naked level 10 druid trying to give away 27 silver. I, too, was quitting that server. I saw you and I was terrified. I could tell right away that you were a raider. I felt like the biggest loser. I should have just said Hello but instead I just went back to deleting my toon instead of saying anything.

2) I was deleting all of my 'fringe' toons because I need to quit. I need to completely quit cold turkey, and I can't do it. Therefore I have a lot of feelings about you quitting:

a) I'm proud. I am so proud of you, for getting the gumption up to quit. I'm impressed. I am so happy for you - I know it's going to be good for you to stop WoWing. Go you!

b) I'm jealous. I totally wish I could quit but I can't. I'm just too afraid, right now, to leave. I apologize.

I guess that's it... I just wanted to let you know I really, more than the fear and jealousy, respect you and support you for what you've done. :) <3 I checked your Armory profile out.... and it looks like you and I are about at the same level of endgame goodness... though you probably did a lot more raiding than I have. (judging by your VE rep)

anyway. props to you. /salute
kanawinkie
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Re: I have to be honest with you.
Daww, don't ever, ever be scared of me. Please! I don't bite ^__^

Honestly, I didn't think I could do it (I still sometimes still think I can't, I've entertained the idea of reloading the game a couple times now)

I was a GOOD decision though and I'm really glad and proud of myself.

You can do this too!

The trick, for me, was to work myself up to it; I wrote down a list of all the things I needed to do and circled all of the things that were beneficial by me spending my evenings online and you know what? Not ONE of them coincided with the game.

So once I had worked up the courage the trick was to just do it.
NOT log in and give away all my gold; Bei still has 2500+gold on her, half way to my flying mount
I logged on and didn't even tell anyone directly because that would just pull me into conversations with them which would make me stay.
I wrote a letter which I copy and pasted and mailed out to everyone who wasn't in my guild with all of my contact info (AIM, MSN Messenger and e-mail) asking them to keep in touch and then I just signed off without any fuss and uninstalled.

I then went to the guild website and made a more detailed post explaining a little bit of the why and again posted my contact info.

I've found that everyone who I dearly loved in game love me back enough to stay in contact with me which is really the only reason why I was signing on anyways.

It was a good and easy process and although when I'm not keeping myself occupied I relapse into the "oh man I should be farming gold" mode, it's very easy to manage.

If I can do it, you can do it *hugs* be strong, beautiful. Don't let this game control your life.
eselgeist
Jul. 9th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
:D
kanawinkie
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
<3
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kanawinkie
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

So, very, much.

:)
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