Nurse? Gamer? Little bit of both!
I was surrounded by video games as a young girl and all the way through my early high school years. All I ever wanted to do was fit in with my brothers.. so I would try every game that they did. Was I ever any good at them? No. But did I try to be? Yeah.
I remember playing on the Sega, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Xbox, various handheld devices, and then PC games. Many of the games I didn’t even enjoy, despite trying so hard to like them. When I think back on those times, I think I was just too young to really enjoy games with storylines or anything that required you to grow and expand on a character. I had a very short attention span and was really just trying to feel like I was included.
Now that I’m older, I can appreciate and enjoy more of a variety of games. I do have to say that shooter games have always been at the top of my list. The start of my love for FPS games began with Zombie mode in the different Call of Duty games. I’m not quite sure if it was my love for horror and thriller movies that had me so addicted to that game mode, or what. All I know is that I never wanted to put the controller down whenever I had a chance to play. I continued to play until my senior year of high school. Around that time, I was more focused on socializing and figuring out what I wanted to do next in my life. So roughly from 2013 to late 2019, I played almost no video games. Now- I don’t have everything figured out, but I did get my nursing license and work full time as a licensed practical nurse. In that time as well, my brother got married and I met my boyfriend. When we met, I didn’t know my boyfriend spent most of his time online playing games with his friends. As our relationship grew, I saw how much fun he had and he encouraged me to try some of the games on his PC. Before I knew it, I was playing deathmatch on CS:GO pretty frequently and whenever he was at work.
Then Valorant came out! I started playing during the beta and fell in love with it. And with valorant came new friends AND the courage to start streaming. Although I’m not always able to be on as much as I’d like to be, it’s become an important part of my life. There’s nothing like coming home after a stressful day at work and tapping some heads. 😉
I am so happy to have found such a wonderful group of people and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.