Well, I just passed my 30-day milestone a few days ago and no troubles or relapses! One day a week or two ago I watched a Tobuscus gaming video on YouTube but my dad quickly caught it and corrected me, and I haven't done anything like that since. I've been learning guitar, reading and creatively writing in my free time as well as hanging outside with a couple friends, or just watching TV or non-gaming YouTube videos. All my friends are actually amazed I've made it this far with no real problems at all, and even my dad has told me he's proud at the progress I've made. I wish I had more friends to hang out with because, as I said in my first post, I had to distance myself from most of them.... I sometimes feel like all this is pointless and I could just go back to videogames any time, but these thoughts don't last long as I just push them out of my head and find something better to do with my time. Other times I feel so thankful for my dad constantly pushing me to kick my addiction, my supportive friends who at first didn't take my addiction seriously but now do, the rest of my family, and the OLGA community who I can share my experiences with and feel safe doing so. Here's looking at another month clean!
"The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace." - Super Metroid (Super Nintendo, 1994)
Both an actual quote from Super Metroid, and my euphemism for my favorite game series being out of the picture or "in captivity", and "the galaxy" being my mind "at peace". Free as of June 12th, 2013.