I am in crunch time today so I won’t be able to do any of the more elaborate blogs I talked about last time, but here I am nonetheless. The unfortunate reality is that as I sit here amidst this crunch time, since I have to work for the rest of the night, I really can’t think of anything to write about. For my own sanity I should really make a more conscious effort to give myself much more time to write these things. But hey, then I would probably be writing about one of the ideas I mentioned last week, then, wouldn’t I? Well, that’s the whole point, isn’t it? I can see I’m getting no where here.
As much as procrastination has been a problem for me in the past, it’s not actually procrastination that has left me with such limited time to write this time around. It’s actually because one of my favorite events to watch online, Smash Summit, was streaming all yesterday and today. And since I was working and then watching The Forever Purge with some friends yesterday (bad movie, by the way), I spent pretty much all day today just catching up on everything I missed plus enjoying everything that has been coming out for it today as well. I have it muted and still playing as I type this, because I just had to pull myself away for at least a little bit if I was going to have any chance of writing the blog today.
Smash Summit (this one specifically is Smash Summit 11) is a four-day event that brings together some of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee players (a 20-year-old game at this point, by the way) for a more intimate invitational tournament environment, which is also padded with a lot of fun side events and skits to round it out. Most notably it features a lot of the players playing games of Mafia at the end of each day, which is always one of my favorite parts of the event. Melee is my favorite game to watch competitively and Summit has always been my favorite event to watch because of the really unique vibe and superior production quality that it offers. This time around it will have the largest prize pool in Melee’s history and there are so many great players present this year that it has been a joy to watch thus far.
I honestly always wish I had thought to take off these days from work so I can watch it all live because there is just so much to catch up on after a whole day of work, on top of editing videos and everything else. But regardless I’m just excited to get home tonight so I can catch up on everything again!
In terms of my mental health, I’m still dealing with smoothing out the real low lows that I experience in any given week, but I am also working on maximizing the highs as well. Just trying to enjoy things more in the moment, but there are still some obvious steps I need to take to really improve many aspects of my life. A small first step would be to give myself more time to write these so I can start bringing out some of those ideas!