I don’t tend to get too personally revealing on my blog, and that’s gone doubly so for the last six months or so. It’s easy to just let this be my “review” spot, where I can chat about games and music and so forth, so I don’t always remember to share important things with my readers, especially ones that might affect what they are reading.
All that to say, there are some big changes coming in my life. I have been accepted to start graduate work in Dallas, Texas, and I plan on moving down there this summer. I’m going to be studying Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University. I don’t plan on actually starting my classes until 2015, but I still have a lot of big changes coming before then. I’m actually getting ready to visit Dallas later this week so I can touch base with some connections I’ve made, tour the campus, things like that.
So what does this mean for The Rumpus Room? You may have already noticed that my activity has tapered off a little in the last couple months, and part of that has been the busyness of getting ready for this process. Expect some radio silence when I actually move my family down there. I intend to keep writing about games at least through the end of the year, so you’ll still read my work from F:AT, though perhaps not when the move is actually going on. After I start classes, I imagine I’ll have plenty of other things to keep me occupied. We’ll see how that affects things when we get there.
This has been a long journey to get to this point, the better part of the last five years. I have a genuine passion for working towards reconciliation and conflict resolution, and I’m excited that I get to pursue it at SMU. It will mean that I will by necessity have to do less with games and writing about them, but after two years of doing that on a weekly basis I definitely feel that this is the way to go. Any thoughts/prayers/good vibes are of course appreciated as my family and I make this transition.