A Cataclysmic Dawn: So Long, But I’ll Pass On The Fish
With a headline like that, you’d best know that I’m about to drop a bomb or two.
So, I’ve been writing these fortnightly columns since I joined EGMR a year and a half (or so) ago, and now, it’s time for me to retire them as I prepare to take on some new challenges — away from the website and away from a regular writing position.
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From around next Tuesday — the day before my last exam (when I naturally start to panic since I’ve been playing more Rocket League than anyone really should) you’ll notice a distinct lack of posts written by one Bracken Lee-Rudolph, with the exception being a couple of reviews I still have due (sorry Dom). I’m leaving for a few reasons but it basically boils down to me clearing more time for my studies and myself, something I haven’t had enough of this year.
It’s been a hugely educational and rewarding time working with EGMR and one that I won’t soon forget. From covering rAge 2014 as a group of people large enough to start a futsal team to staying up into the early hours of the morning to watch E3 conferences to write news on, there have been a lot of high points, and this is experience I’ll always treasure as I further my experience elsewhere.
But, the latter end of this year has shown me that perhaps I need to make more time for myself. I’ve been constantly overburdened, to the point where to get through my workload, I’ve had to submit sub-quality work, sometimes here or sometimes at university, both of which were unacceptable. Instead of trying to balance that with a course workload that is only going to escalate next year, I’ve opted to drop some responsibility for the sake of my own health and well-being.
This doesn’t mean you won’t see my writing around; time permitting, I will start doing freelance work — though likely not here — throughout next year, to expand my portfolio and work in a way that’s more adaptable to my schedule.
I hope to still hear from anyone who reads my work; Twitter would likely be the best avenue for that: @BrackenLR (formerly @CataclysmicDawn). So with that, I’ll bid you farewell (pre-emptively, I am still here a couple more days) and set this to publish in my usual column slot. So long, EGMR.