Games have kept me from my future...

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Jhardcastle0317
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Games have kept me from my future...

<p>I am 21 years old and playing video games has almost ruined me. There isn&#39;t a specific game that I play to excess, I tend to bounce around from game to game. My Steam library has 100+ games in it, quite a few of which have over 200 hours put into them. I&#39;ll stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning playing then crawl into bed to wake up 4 or 5 hours later to go to work.</p>

<p>It has always been my dream to become a doctor, and I absolutely love the medical field. Everything about it screams yes to me, however every chance I&#39;ve gotten I ****ed away because I sat at my desk playing a game. After leaving high school I had a scholarship to a private college where I was going to begin my first step into my medical career, however I didn&#39;t do that. I sat in my room playing games and not going to class or doing homework and after a year of this they took away my scholarship.However I managed to convince them 6 months later that I had turned things around and was ready to give it another go, only to be sitting in my too playing games a month later.</p>

<p>More recently I took a class to become an Emt, since I currently make pizza for a living and I hate it. When I started the class I had found an emulator for game boy advance on my phone,so I sat in class doing that instead of paying attention, I put all my homework off until that last minute, and I frequently used a quick tongue to get extensions on things. When it came time to take the final for my class, I failed. Then I took it again the next day after sitting down, at campus away from my computer, and reading the whole text book, then I promptly failed again. However it was close enough that the instructor changed it so I passed the class because she liked me.</p>

<p>Even more recently I took my final exam for being an Emt, and instead of taking note and studying after I almost had to retake a 4 month long course, I played a game called warframe for a month and barely studied. So of course when I took the test, I failed, however I have a chance to take it again.</p>

<p>It&#39;s not as if I don&#39;t enjoy learning about medical things, I actually love it, but everytime I sit down at my computer I throw away all my time. I&#39;ve come to realize that playing games and achieving what I want from life can&#39;t exist together. I ignore my dreams, my girlfriend, and my responsibilities. I need help.</p>

<p>Today, after finding out I failed my test, I took some steps to help myself. I rearranged my desk to be more conducive to studying rather than playing games, but I&#39;m not sure what else to do.</p>

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<p>I apologize for any odd

<p>I apologize for any odd text in the op. I&#39;m on my phone and the site is a little buggy, so I wrote the post in a different program then pasted it.</p>

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Well do what I did

 I managed to finish college and master degree because in spite of pretty much playing games most of the time by and I am serious going to class at least to most classes in the year. I did not study but I learned a lot by going to class and used that knowlege for the exams which I passed. I only failed 2 exames 1 in college and 1 for the master degree and for the master degree it was because the professor actually forgot to write my grade and I forgot to check.

 Do this try at least to go to classes that is all use all the willpower you have and go to classes.

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<p>I already have been kicked

<p>I already have been kicked out of the college for under performing. That was about a year and a half ago. Sorry if I hadn&#39;t made that clear in the op.</p>

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Welcome to olganon. You are

Welcome to olganon. You are far from alone. I never questioned my own gaming behaviour until it had some serious consequences, and i didnt realize i was addicted until i tried to stop

Never alone, go to meetings <3 Mumble voice meetings on cgaa are great, see you there <3

 

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Welcome Jordon!  You're not

Welcome Jordon!  You're not alone, come to some meetings and meet more people.  I've been able to not go back to the games since I hooked up with this group.  The support and friendliness has been awesome.  I'm so glad that I'm finally sticking to my decisions to do something positive with my life.  Come along for the ride, you're worth it.  :)

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