Summers can be scorching in Tennessee. It’s not necessarily the heat that burns, but the humidity that suffocates. At times it’s like inhaling water, and there’s no relief outside hiding from it. But when you’re a kid faced with what feels like an eternity of no school… you suffer through it all in the name of fun.
I’ve always been a kid with a massive imagination. Living with my head in the clouds somehow kept me grounded. It somehow helped me sort through the inner dramas of a child. Playing out my life as a heroine, a warrior, a girl obtaining triumph, all of it held precious meaning. Video games only enhanced this. They gave me control of heroes, helped me forge stories, and allowed me to overcome challenges.