When Life Gets in the Way

For the last year and a half Covid has raged and I have spent a lot of time at home. This was great in a lot of ways. I finally got to live the gap year I wish I had had enough money for back when I graduated high school. With work not being an option and seemingly endless time in front of me, I decided to focus on things that were important to me. I started focusing more on my painting, reading and I started my blog.

I decided to tell the tale of our adventures because, our table is stable, we are all friends, and I think the stories we develop can be pretty unique. I love the adventures we’ve been on. Now though, work is back. I got a job and am training now but the blog and all my other loves seem to be on the back burner once more. It’s sad but money is necessary to live and that is more important. We always talked at our table about making sure life came first. If anyone for whatever reason, couldn’t make it to the table it was no big deal because that’s life. We try not to meet if anyone is missing the session. It isn’t just sad for the player that missed out but it can also disrupt the story.

I don’t want the blog to take a hit. I’ve spent a lot of time on it and a lot of time working on my miniature painting skills but that’s life. I have to take a break. Life comes first. Our table understands this because it is kind of our unofficial motto. We make sure that no one neglects their own lives just to play. This weekend might be the first weekend that I cannot play since the beginning of our playing D&D. As I said, I have training and that means sometimes working on Sundays when we try to schedule our games. I will know today but missing one session out of three years of playing seems like a reasonable amount of misses. I’m surprised I haven’t missed more to be honest.

It isn’t just work that can get in the way of our fun. Life events like weddings, holidays with family, and simply having to run errands on that day because your father in law asked you at the last moment, are all valid reasons for missing a session. I’m trying not to feel guilty about it and I hope everyone else tries as well. It isn’t something that we should be ashamed of, life. We escape to these worlds of adventure in our games but life is the real adventure and it will always be there where games can fall apart and dismantle. My advice is: Don’t ignore life or be mad at it when you can’t play, just cherish the moments when you can and live your life as best you can.

Have any comments or ideas you’d like to share? Add a comment below or find me on twitter @DnDWifeStories or on Instagram @dndwife. I would love to hear from you!

Published by dndwife

My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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