This year has brought along so many different changes for me already, and all of them for the better. To start off, I have moved about 3 hours away from everything I grew up with. It isn't much of a distance in the scheme of things but nobody in my family has ever moved further than 20 minutes away from my parent's house. My family has always been very close. My best friends growing up were my 3 sisters. We spent so much time together growing up. My older sister Shelly taught me to play video games. My sister Tina helped me with schoolwork. I passed along everything I learned from them to my younger sister Molly. The move has been hard on all of us.
The reason for the move is my new job. I am loving it! I've been working in Quality Assurance for the last 4 years, but this job has all the wonderful things I have been looking for. The people are extremely friendly and the atmosphere reflects as much. I've met so many great people already. There seems to be a real sense of community here that wasn't prevalent in my hometown. That sense of community is even more apparent now with the passing of Joe Paterno. I knew before this tragic time that I made the right decision to move here, but the way everyone has come together has only confirmed that even more.
When it comes to gaming, I am still playing both WoW and SWTOR, but my indecision on a main in SWTOR has put me behind the rest of my guild. I have 5 characters level 30 or above. I'm thinking I will end up leveling my Jedi Sage to heal. In WoW, I am still playing my Holy Paladin as my main. We have moved from two 10-man groups to one with most of our core leaving to play SWTOR. I have been offered the GM position by our current GM as I am the only officer left that logs on with any consistency. I am doing everything that a GM would do to keep the guild running as best as I can, but there are things that I want to do that I am unable to without being the GM. I am going to have to recruit an almost entirely new core of players, including a new main tank and another healer. I have never done any recruiting for our guild in the past so I will definitely be stepping out of my comfort zone. It will be challenging, but I am looking forward to the opportunity and all the new opportunities in life and in game that I have ahead of me.