Wednesday, March 3, 2010

There and Back Again

Yep, the title is a total rip off and if you don't know what from you should really check your credentials as a gamer... (ok, I'll give you a hint... it's the Lord of the Rings).

Still I can't think of anything better.

About six months ago I vanished. No warning other than a few reports that painting had become painful for me. No, I really mean PAINFUL!

Like... ouchy.

I still can't hold a brush for too long without my back and shoulder killing me.

But that wasn't the hard part.

I lost my job. Out of the blue I found myself out of work. With my ass crippled from my military service there really isn't too much work I'm suited too other than what I was doing which amounted to sitting on my ass.

I got fired from sitting on my ass...

go figure.

As money began to dwindle and job prospects looked bleak along with some serious foul ups from unemployment (im still waiting for a check six months later even though I've always done the job looking required for the benefit) I had to sell everything I had ever collected.

Entire armies, test figures,, games, even the bits went up in smoke on ebay. Actually I learned Warhammer 40k mins really are a decent investment. If their painted ok you even make a little bit of a profit (thanks ARMY PAINTER).

Never the less I sank into the blues. I never would have thought my military service would cost me my hobby let alone my professional ambitions (I am a trained Police Officer). Now not only does it hurt to paint I can't paint thanks to the stupid economy.

Imagine if you had to just give up your hobby... wouldn't you get a little blue too?

Even looking on FTW blogs became painful. There everyone was, advancing without me, going along with their hobby while I had to sell mine to keep things stable for me and my wife and son.

I didn't feel much like blogging.

Until now.

As with all things, this bleak time in my life appears to be coming to an end. I got my settlement for being disabled. A doctor looked at me and said "Wow, your crippled."

Needless to say I should be back in a place where I can game once again.

I'm excited. For the first time in a long time I'm excited. What army am I going to do? It's like I'm stepping into 40K for the first time all over again. It will have to be something easy to paint. Still, until a new job comes through (who knows how long thats gonna be) I'll be right on my ass anyway so maybe I should take my time with it.

Nah, still hate painting.

So (hopefully) this is hello again and (hopefully) the first fruits of many other blogs to come.

It's time to rebuild my collection, overcome the pain and find a bit of myself again.

I hope you come along for the ride.


The 25mm Warrior


Chris said...

Welcome back, sounds like you've had a real run of bad luck. Glad you're back in the hobby :)

harreh said...

Glad to see that things are looking up for you. Good luck getting re-immersed!

Courtney @ Cadian 127th said...

Welcome back, I kind off know how you feel with the bad luck. Good to see things taking a turn for the better!

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

bG said...

Glad to have you back, will be hoping that your luck continues to improve, thats one bad run you've had.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back, glad to hear things are looking up! :)

dzer0 said...

Here is to a better year for all us. I am glad to see you back in the blogosphere and can't wait to see what army you pick up. Best wishes to you and your family.

Mik said...

Dude, I had no idea you were posting again until you left that comment on my post today. I wasn't even a follower of your blog anymore!

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